Vice Principal: Behaviour and Attitudes

Ark Boulton Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 2QG

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  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



L14 - L18

Vice Principal: Behaviour and Attitudes job summary

Salary: L14 - L18
Working pattern: Full-time
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 16th May at 9am

This is an exciting opportunity for a leader to join a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most.

The role:

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, resourceful and strategic Vice Principal who has the ability to lead from the front particularly to the area of Behaviour and Welfare, so we can continue our work to embed virtuous conduct within our pupils.

You will be an outstanding teacher who can inspire others to create outstanding learning opportunities for our students. You will also particularly lead on areas such as curriculum development, systems and procedures, timetabling, monitoring standards and teacher effectiveness, tracking and analysis of results/data, behaviour management, external relations and community links, staff development, training and induction. However, your role and responsibilities will be agreed annually and will change, to allow you the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of academy’s leadership in preparation for Headship.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you will also be centrally involved in the overall leadership and management of the academy, and will help to establish a school culture that is both nurturing and rigorous. You will work closely with the team to help build the commitment of all stakeholders to a culture of constant improvement.

Why us?

By joining Ark Boulton Academy, you become part of a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most. Our motto ‘It takes a whole community to bring up a child’ represents the spirit within which we work. It influences the way we support each other, our parents, students and other stakeholders.

Our staff are a valuable and integral part of our community and are given the room to grow and develop in an encouraging, challenging and rewarding environment. They are role-models and ambassadors for Boulton on a professional and public level. They reflect the virtues we promote which include courage, self-discipline, commitment, and honesty. 

By becoming a member of our school family, you will embrace multiple opportunities for personal and professional development, not just within the school, but from the internationally renowned Ark family of schools we are a part of. Through Ark, our staff can share best practice and receive training from some of the most talented individuals in the country.

Specific benefits at Ark Boulton include:

• Staff wellbeing is one of our main priorities. We provide breakfast for staff each morning, soup for lunch and lunch for those on duty. We have parking available, a gym on site and a well-equipped staff room including a pool table.
• Our systems and processes for communication, marking and feedback and assessment are streamlined and the approaches we take are research led and based on the needs of our local context. For instance, at present we do not use traditional book marking across the school.
• On Fridays children finish at 2pm, giving time and space for professional development amongst staff.
• Staff voice is important to us; we like to listen to our staff. We are always seeking feedback and input from our staff.

Our ideal candidate:

• Is qualified to degree level or above
• Has NPQSL qualification
• Has proven evidence of raising attainment in a challenging school
• Has experience and understanding of effective behaviour policy
• Has commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
• Has experience leading and managing a team
• Has demonstrable resilience and motivation to lead the academy
• Has genuine passion and belief in the potential of every pupil

Ark value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

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About Ark Boulton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
905 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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We are an eight-form entry secondary school in Sparkhill, Birmingham which has developed from strength to strength in the last few years. Across this website you can read our latest news, discover our outstanding GCSE results, and learn why we were rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2017 before being featured in the Parliamentary Review 2017/8.

As a member of our school, we offer you opportunities for personal and professional development. We strongly believe that a happy and well supported teacher will be able to deliver the best to those that they teach and meet throughout their day. This puts wellbeing at the forefront of the workday. Our wellbeing room, soup deliveries and other small ever-evolving initiatives are designed to help you be your best. On a Friday afternoon, we encourage all staff to leave early in order to be recuperated before the next week begins.

Professionally, the school is a member of the international Ark family of schools, resulting in continuous opportunities for professional progression. The school not only trains new teachers as part of the ark teacher training programme, all staff members are also invited to ‘Network Days’ where we are able to visit other Ark schools and learn from the diverse and skilled talent within the Ark family. The result is broader exposure and innovative ideas which can be further explored during our inset days.

This family ethos extends to the care and education we provide our students. Our staff members are ambassadors for our virtues curriculum, so we encourage and support them to create a positive work environment in order to be their best selves and model what we expect from our students. We look for your support to deliver our vision of nurturing young people who can reflect, examine and excel as well-rounded, socially and morally conscious individuals with a greater awareness of the world around them.

The culture and ethos of our school, along with the opportunities provided to our staff and students, are a direct result of the most enthusiastic and dedicated staff team. We are blessed to have such a team, who don’t shy away from hard work, who love our children and want them to succeed.

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