54 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£71,729 - £79,112 (FTE)

Pay scale

L18 – L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

Post: Vice Principal – The Blyth Academy

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary Range: Leadership Range L18 – L22 (£71,729 - £79,112 FTE)

Working Type: Full Time

Base: The Blyth Academy, Chase Farm Drive, Blyth, NE24 4JP

Please note: the post holder will be engaging in regulated activity, working mainly or wholly with children. This position is exempt from the rehabilitation of offender’s act 1974. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Northern Education Trust (NET) is a charitable education trust with a good track record for school improvement. The trust currently leads 30 academies; 17 secondary and 13 primaries across the North of England in twelve Local Authority regions.

Do you have a no excuses mentality? Do you understand the difference between aspiration and expectation? Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding outcomes for students that completely destroy the myth that those from disadvantaged communities cannot achieve well? Are you capable of inspirational leadership that supports all school staff and young people? If so, becoming a NET leader might just be the best career move you ever make.

Northern Education Trust is seeking a motivated and ambitious leader with a passion for educational excellence to become vice principal at The Blyth Academy. If you are an inspirational role model, eager to make a positive, lasting difference to young people’s life chances, we want to hear from you.

About The Blyth Academy, Northumberland

Blyth is a non-faith secondary school for 11 to 16 year olds. We are extremely proud to be part of NET, one of the highest performing trusts in the country, with trust GCSE results above 70% and 50% English and maths 4+ and 5+ cross respectively. We were graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted during our inspection in 2020 and continue to strive for excellence in every aspect of our work.

We have an exemplary reputation for creating calm and orderly high cultures, based on very high expectations of our students. We expect our students to achieve well and enter an exceptionally high amount of our students for the ambitious and aspirant Ebacc pathway.

We provide a very strong pastoral team to support our students, with an internal Bridge to support the most vulnerable with mental health or SEND difficulties; an attendance officer, education welfare officer and safeguarding and wellbeing officer; 5 non-teaching learning managers to remove barriers to learning and lead year groups to academic success; and are excited to pilot a new inclusion centre to offer first day provision for students who have not met expectations, a KS3 turnaround provision for those needing a half term alternative programme and a KS4 alternative curriculum provision for those students needing a full-term alternative to mainstream. The team is led by a vice principal, assistant principal (SEND-Co and DSL) and a non-teaching inclusion co-ordinator and they are supported by an inclusion administrator.

What the role involves

  • As Vice Principal you will play a crucial role in securing the ongoing development of this good school
  • You will provide strategic and operational support to the school’s principal and deputise for them where necessary.
  • You will work systematically to implement NET’s tried and tested NORTHERN model of school improvement

The precise details of your role will be determined according by matching your experience and skills with the needs of the school. You will lead either Deep Learning; Deep Experience; or Deep Support.

Who we’re looking for

We are seeking an enthusiastic senior leader with demonstrable experience of securing successful whole school improvement.

What the school offers its staff

Northern Education Trust offers:

  • The opportunity to work and progress across the family of schools, should you wish in the future
  • The chance to work across multiple areas of whole school leadership responsibility with support from trust directors (for example leading teaching and learning; leading inclusion and support; leading curriculum, timetabling and experiences)
  • The support and expertise of director of subjects
  • Comprehensive preparation for headship support
  • A further comprehensive programme of professional development, including all current NPQs, provided through the NET Staff College

Employee benefits

  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee discounts such as competitively priced car leasing
  • Access to various discount sites

Further details about the role

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the interview process.

The Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks. We expect all adults to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our pupils.

In order to apply for this position, please visit: https://northerneducation.octo-firstclass.co.uk/candidates/account/login/176921?aisId=12&rmId=3351

For more information, please contact Chloe Edwards, Assistant HR Advisor, at c.edwards@northerneducationtrust.org.

Closing date: Noon on Monday 16th September 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Blyth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to The Blyth Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email c.edwards@northerneducationtrust.org.

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