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  • Start date details

    Beginning of Summer Term

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    30 January 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

£69,970.00 - £77,195.00 Annually (Actual)

Vice Principal job summary

Central Region Schools Trust and Gospel Oak School are seeking to appoint a Trust Vice Principal from Easter 2024.

The pay range for our Vice Principals is L17-21 but the salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience. A recruitment and retention allowance will be considered for suitable candidates.

We are very excited to offer this opportunity for a senior leader, with an eye on becoming a Principal, to come and join us. We are particularly looking for candidates who are ready to lead on one or two of the following key areas: behaviour, safeguarding, curriculum development and raising attainment and achievement across all key stages.

Future deployment in one of our schools will be determined with you and your mentor, with a view to expanding your experience and ensuring that, over time, you work in a range of settings, developing your knowledge and understanding of school leadership. There will be a training programme to develop your knowledge and understanding of school leadership and coach you in the current research behind approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and behaviour, together with wider leadership development around managing workload for staff and change management.

You will likely be in, or have completed, a leadership development programme such as NPQH, NPQSL or Future Leaders and are keen to put what you have learnt into practice. You will also be an experienced senior leader with:

  • a proven track record of outstanding classroom practice;
  • substantial and successful record as a senior leader of a secondary school achieving successful outcomes for students of all prior attainment;
  • the ability to improve, challenge and support colleagues;
  • drive and enthusiasm; and
  • the ethos of being uncompromising in the pursuit of high standards of student behaviour and achievement.

We welcome applications from talented Assistant Principals/Headteachers through to experienced Vice Principals/Deputy Headteachers as we believe that we have a tailored programme to meet your needs and to broaden your experience ready to become a Principal/Headteacher within 2-3 years.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Further information and an application form are available on the school’s website. We would be delighted to meet with interested candidates for informal discussions. Candidates can contact us on 0121 270 3117 or via info@crst.co.uk to arrange a meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

The completed form should be emailed to recruitment@crst.org.uk by 10.00am on Tuesday 20th February. Interviews will take place during the week beginning Monday 26th February. However, early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview earlier for this post should suitable candidates apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

Central Region Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, 2 work references and other employment checks.

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About Gospel Oak School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1223 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Gospel Oak School, formerly the RSA Academy serves the borough of Sandwell, but due to its geographical position students join us from Wolverhampton and Walsall. In 2017 the school joined the Central RSA Academies Trust and has been working closely and collaboratively across the trust to offer greater opportunities for all. Over the last 5 years the trust has grown in size and strength, from September 2021 the trust is now an academy approved sponsor in its own right and the RSA will no longer sponsor the trust, although we will continue to work closely with the RSA. This changing relationship has provided the trust and the school to rebrand ourselves, the trust will now be known as Central Region Schools Trust and the school; Gospel Oak School.

The rebrand for the school has allowed us to reflect on the true heritage of the local community. The school is based in Gospel Oak and as a community we are very proud of our Black Country heritage, it is for this reason our new branding reflects the colours of the Black Country along with symbolic representation of the area, with the narrowboat which reflects the locality of the Gospel Oak canal basin, the oak tree for when the parish was so large the parishioners prayed under it once a month and the Black Country links to industry within the area.

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