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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L18-L24 (£67,351 - £78,010)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Principal with the vision and commitment to build on the current success of the Voyage Learning Campus:

  • to provide strategic leadership for the Voyage Learning Campus, in partnership with the Management Committee and Local Authority, to embed a new offer with a strong emphasis on building skills and confidence in trauma informed and inclusive practice amongst leaders and practitioners
  • with a deep understanding of trauma and the needs of vulnerable children and young people and a passion to enable them to thrive personally and academically, to provide them with great choices in life
  • who is committed to excellence and who can inspire children and staff to have high expectations of achievement; every child at the VLC should graduate with direct experience of their own success and a strong sense of their skills and talents
  • to develop effective relationships between pupils, parents and staff and broker effective partnerships amongst the wider North Somerset education community to influence changes in practice
  • to make an active contribution to systems leadership discussions through participation in strategic Boards and Forums in North Somerset such as the SEND Community of Practice, the Strategic Schools Forum and the Children and Young People’s Partnership Board
  • to develop an innovative high quality learning and offer for the VLC to enable it to play a pivotal role in North Somerset’s vision and strategy for Education

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer the successful candidate a bespoke induction programme and a challenging but supportive environment working with:

  • a strong and committed Management Committee
  • access to active local schools and Headteacher networks
  • an opportunity to shape a brand new and innovative offer for children and young people and direct support for schools and settings
  • support, partnership and commitment of Local Authority colleagues
  • hardworking, committed and skilled staff

Further details about the role

The Voyage Learning Campus provides high quality alternative provision on two separate sites Weston-super-Mare. It’s broad and relevant learning offer in North Somerset supports children and young people who are struggling in their schools either due to medical or behavioural challenges. It is North Somerset’s Pupil Referral Unit for children and young people permanently excluded from school, but with a new and progressive remit to provide support earlier to learners through a preventative traded offer to schools. As such, it is central to North Somerset’s commitment to embedding relational practice in education and to building resilience and skills in every school. The Council is committed to providing new fit for purpose accommodation to enable the incoming Principal to support learners and schools through this innovative offer.

The Ofsted inspection in January 2017 recognised Voyage Learning Campus as a ‘good’ school and the July 2022 inspection confirmed that we continue to be a good school.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Voyage Learning Campus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and children. All appointments are subject to all necessary pre-employment checks including; an enhanced DBS, Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable), qualifications (where applicable) and satisfactory references.
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About Voyage Learning Campus

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 16
School size
49 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number
01934 425522

Pupil Referral Unit and Medical Tuition Service

Arranging a visit to Voyage Learning Campus

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jemma.howells@voyagelearningcampus.org.uk.

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