Vice Principal

Darton Academy, Barnsley

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £62,426 to £68,851

Job summary

Darton Academy are looking to appoint a Vice Principal to join our academy in September 2020 on a full time, permanent basis. The successful applicant will provide high quality leadership and management commensurate with the needs of the academy and the Delta Academies Trust group.

Salary: Leadership Scale L18 to L22 (£62,426 - £68,851)

Darton Academy is now the highest performing secondary school in Barnsley for Progress 8. We are a happy and vibrant school who serves the communities of Darton, Kexborough and surrounding areas. We are within easy reach of Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield, as the academy is located minutes from J38 of the M1. All students are valued, regardless of their background or ability. We treat our young people with respect, and give them all the opportunity to achieve their potential. Our goal is for all our students to leave us as happy, well-qualified, confident young adults who go on to excel in the local sixth-forms, colleges, universities, and the wider world.

Our amazing building offers exceptional facilities, we have superb sports facilities, modern science labs and excellent performance spaces. The school is continuing to develop its ICT infrastructure and use of mobile and new technologies to support and enhance learning.

This role would be a wonderful opportunity for any candidate with senior leadership experience, who wishes to take their career to the next level and who has aspirations of headship. You would be joining an academy that places learning at the heart of everything it does and with high quality CPD being available to all staff.

We continually reflect on our practice and that of the school as a whole and look for ways in which we can improve the experience of our learners. You must be able to demonstrate the same level of passion and commitment. As a Senior Leader you will be a highly visible part of our school community and must therefore model the highest levels of professionalism, whilst being able to develop strong working relationships with staff and students.

If you believe you have the experience, vision and drive required for this role then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal chat about this position please call Elaine Briggs, Associate Principal, on 07539 379091.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at
Closing Date: Monday 2 March 2020 at 12 noon

Delta Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

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School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1170 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
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School website Darton Academy website (opens in a new window)
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About Darton Academy

School location

Ballfield Lane, Barnsley, S75 5EF