Highly competitive (dependent on skills and experience)
Reports to: Principal
Start date: Easter or September 2021
Location: Isaac Newton Academy, 1 Cricklefield Pl, Ilford IG1 1FY
Salary: Highly competitive (dependent on skills and experience)
Closing Date: Monday 08 February 2021 at 9am
Interviews: Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised
Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. We opened in 2012 with our inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. Isaac Newton Academy is an all through school with students from Reception to Year 13. Our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond.
At INA we are committed to ensuring every one of our students to have the opportunity to continue studies at a top university or enter the career of their choice, and to be able to pursue their passions and interests throughout their lives.
The school was founded on the belief that all pupils can make dramatic progress within the right environment. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making Isaac Newton a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed.
We offer a rich curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, whilst providing the facilities, time and specialist staff to ensure students develop across a range of subjects. Music is at the heart of our school, with every student learning an instrument and all secondary students having the chance to be part of our Big Band ensembles.
Our school won Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing pupils’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards.
We are now seeking a skilled and committed senior leader to join the team as Vice Principal. The Vice Principal will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the academy.
The exact responsibilities will depend on the skills and experiences of the successful candidate and we are keen to hear from any strong leaders excited by the challenge of joining our academy. However, we are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with experience of leading Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and 6th Form.
We are highly ambitious for our students and our staff are pivotal to our success. As part of the staff team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and develop your career through an outstanding professional development programme. You will be encouraged to be a reflective and open practitioner and be supported by the expertise of the Principal and experienced network colleagues, to develop yourself as an outstanding leader.
You will also have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the network to develop excellent practice. In addition, we offer attractive remuneration, above the national pay scales as well as a range of benefits including reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.
The successful candidate will:
Be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes
Have up-to-date knowledge of subject curricula and assessment requirements
Have experience of successfully leading a school as part of an SLT
Have experience of delivering effective training to individuals and groups of staff
Have experience of helping coordinate the vision and strategy for a large school
Have experience of managing effective external relationships with community and other stakeholders
Have experience of working in partnership with their principal and the rest of the senior leadership team, ensuring the safeguarding of all pupils, and that the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff at all times
Applying for the job
For further information on this brilliant opportunity as well as the fantastic benefits available, please see the job description and person specification below. If you would like to have an informal discussion with the Principal, Morgan Haines about the role, please contact his PA Sam Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Alexia Di'Marco, Head of Talent at Alexia.DiMarco@arkonline.org who would be pleased to speak with you.More on how to apply