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  • Earliest start date

    1 April 2023

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale L19 – 23

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a Vice Principal to join our existing Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will lead on the development of students beyond their academic potential, ensuring all students leave feeling proud of what they have achieved and are full of confidence for the future. This role will be both operational and strategic in nature. The Vice Principal will be instrumental in achieving our vision of developing confident, respectful, responsible, and resilient learners who are fully prepared for life in the 21st century. You will take a lead on key improvement priorities and support the ongoing development of leadership at all levels.

As a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills, the successful candidate will have had significant leadership and cross-curricular experience and will demonstrate resilience, stamina, and optimism. A professional, creative approach with exacting standards and the ability to take people with them through the medium of coaching are essential. This role provides an excellent opportunity as a stepping stone to future Headship or wider trust roles and responsibilities. Initially there will be a significant responsibility to coordinate the work of the leadership team and to directly work with the Local Governing Body.

What the school offers its staff

o A successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive school

o Impressive subject facilities

o A vibrant, supportive community with friendly colleagues and students

o Situated in the village of Bassingbourn, in south Cambridgeshire

o Cross trust developmental opportunities through participation in our Strategic Groups, Leadership Development Curriculum, and external partners.

o Collaboration opportunities with other Anglian Learning Deputies/Vice Principals

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment and staff in regulated activity will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and a barred list check. Certificates of Good Conduct and other checks may be requested if applicable. Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service. This will include details of ALL cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, whether “spent” or “unspent”. Criminal convictions will only be considered when they are relevant to the post.

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About Bassingbourn Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
674 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01763 242344

Secondary school, years 7-11

Arranging a visit to Bassingbourn Village College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ssmith@bassingbournvc.org.

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