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Vice Principal - Curriculum, Standards & Achievement

Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy, Lancaster, Lancashire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Leadership Scale (salary negotiable for the right candidate)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader with vision, drive and strong leadership skills to the post of Vice Principal. This is an exciting time to join our significantly oversubscribed Academy and be part of a dynamic and expanding Multi Academy Trust.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the overall leadership of the Academy with the post being suited to current Vice Principals seeking experience and a new challenge in a large secondary school prior to applying for Headship, or an experienced Assistant or Senior Assistant Head looking for promotion.

Applying for the job

If you would like to make an application, please complete the form and write a letter (no longer than 2 sides of A4 – font Tahoma 11) outlining how your skills and experience fit you for the post and how you will contribute to Ripley.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1733 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01524 64496

About Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy

Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy is situated in the historic City of Lancaster within easy distance of the wonderful scenery of Morecambe Bay, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

The academy is a member of The Bay Learning Trust and is a National Teaching School and National Support School with its own SCITT.

Ripley has a deeply embedded Christian ethos and a tradition of nurture and service within a strong school community. Our young people are delightful, eager to learn and make a positive difference in society.

Ripley is a large and very successful school with a long history and great tradition. We were designated as Outstanding in all categories in our most recent inspection. In addition, we were designated Outstanding in our recent Church School inspection and in the Ofsted inspection of our teacher training provision.

There are currently over 1700 students on roll with over 380 of those in the sixth form and there are around 180 staff. We are privileged to work with wonderful young people who are keen to learn and eager to achieve. The school serves a wide community with pupils coming from around 60 feeder primary schools.

Ripley is first and foremost a church school and all staff need to be fully supportive of the Christian ethos of the school. We look for teachers who will work hard and contribute to the whole school community. As a National Teaching School, we offer staff support and training of the highest quality. Teaching and Learning is our primary focus and all teachers work together on the craft of teaching.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service check.

Arranging a visit to Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy

If you would like to visit the school prior to applying, please contact Mrs Rees, Executive Assistant to the Principal on 01524 64496 or email reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk.

School location

Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS

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