19 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£104,696 – £118,293

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful applicant should have a good honours degree and a QTS or equivalent teaching qualification and have proven successful experience of outstanding leadership within a secondary setting and hold the NPQH qualification. Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have a high level of commitment and ability to focus on fostering the teaching, learning and personal development of Year 7 to 13 students. They should have an interest in new teaching and learning developments and a high level of integrity. Experienced candidates should be able to evidence excellent school wide levels of value-added achievement and high retention levels.

What the school offers its staff

Annual salary for a qualified teacher will be in accordance with the academy Teachers Pay Scale, which from appointment for a full time post currently involves a salary within the leadership pay scale of L36 – L41 (£104,696 – £118,293) (2022/23 pay awards), however, current salary of the applicant will be taken into consideration for salary offered. Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st September each year. Progression through the Teachers Pay Scale is subject to acceptable annual performance development review process.

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint a permanent full time Principal with effect from September 2023. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the role will be integral in ensuring that the work of the academy reflects its vision, core aims values and ethos within our highly successful academy which holds good Ofsted status. Trustees are seeking to appoint a charismatic, dynamic, proven strategic leader as Principal to take Plume Academy into the next phase of its development, further embedding the Academy into the life of the community and continue to deliver an outstanding education for all local young people while overseeing ambitious capital expansion plans. The Principal will provide effective professional leadership, developing and promoting a shared vision and strategic plan, instilling a culture that focuses on excellence, equality and high expectations for all Plume students, staff and other stakeholders

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to HR@plume.essex.sch.uk

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About Plume School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1727 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01621 854681

The Plume School converted to become an academy school in January 2012.  The last full inspection took place in January 2014 and the school was judged to be good across all areas. A new principal was appointed in September 2015.  The school also received a section 8 no formal designation inspection in July 2014 to examine behaviour and safeguarding. This also judged behaviour and safeguarding as good.  The academy is a larger-than-average secondary school with a sixth form.  The vast majority of pupils are White British.  The proportions of pupils who speak English as an additional language or who are from ethnic minorities are both well below the national average.  The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium is broadly average, as is the proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities, although for those with an education, health and care plan the proportion is slightly above the national average.  The school meets the government’s current floor standards for pupils’ achievement in English and mathematics at the end of key stage 4. Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy. Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, together with the receipt of references. Visits to the Academy are welcome.

Arranging a visit to Plume School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.davis@plume.essex.sch.uk.

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