Vice Principal - Curriculum

Worle Community School, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Trust Leadership Grade L17-L21 £60,895 - £ 67,181

Job summary

The role of the Vice Principal (Curriculum) is crucial in developing the ethos of achievement within the school, in harmony with the aims and ethos of the whole school.
This role is key to the success and development of the school, and the raising of student achievement, ensuring that targets for improvement are set and met, through positive approaches to curriculum development, the planning and preparation of schemes of work, the monitoring of learning and teaching, and the support and development of staff.
The Vice Principal (Curriculum ) role forms a vital part of the leadership team therefore a good knowledge of educational issues is expected, keeping up to date to lead on improving pedagogy and practice.

Employee benefits

The Priory Learning Trust offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme, discounted membership to on-site gym facilities, access to The PLaTform employee benefits hub (offering discounts on shopping) and on-site parking.

Applying for the job

Applications should be submitted with a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) addressed to Jacqui Scott, Principal outlining your expertise and suitability for this role. Once completed, application forms can be emailed to:
Closing date: By noon on Wednesday 23 September 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 13 October 2020
Address: The Priory Learning Trust, Queensway, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6BP
Tel: 01934 529357
The Priory Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and disclosure and barring service clearance

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1415 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Contact email

About Worle Community School

Worle Community School – an Academy is a thriving 11-16 mixed comprehensive with 1400 students on roll serving the north of Weston-Super-Mare.
We are an aspirational school and the successful candidate will join us at an exciting time. We have recently been graded “good” for Personal Development in our latest Ofsted inspection. We are seen as a school who “recognises the talents of our students” and are passionate about getting the best from each and every one.
As a school “on the up” in Weston-Super-Mare, we can offer you:
- The opportunity to develop in a school committed to excellence that values staff and student wellbeing
- Centralised system, fully supported by Leadership team
- A two week October half term
- A sensible feedback policy that values student progress and teacher workload
We also offer excellent CPD opportunities for all staff. Our school is situated in a delightful campus and is only 5 minutes from the M5 (Junction 21). As a Vice Principal you will act as “the public face of the Academy” in dealing with parents, members of the community, the Local Authority and relevant agencies.
The successful candidate will have responsibility and accountability for the effective development and delivery of the curriculum. They will also ensure the effective use of assessment and the rigorous monitoring of academic standards including Quality Assurance of all aspects of the curriculum, as well as developing a relevant CPD program, which is a key part of this role.
The successful applicant must have experience in:
- Successful leadership and management experience in a school;
- Teaching experience;
- Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning;
- Line management experience;
- Experience of contributing to staff development.
Applicants must have experience in leading teams in a senior, central or subject level and be qualified to Degree level and a PGCE or equivalent qualifications.
This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader to work within our growing Trust.

Arranging a visit to Worle Community School

For further information, please see our websites and strategic plan or for an informal discussion and to arrange a visit to look around our Academy please contact Jacqui Scott, Principal tel: 01934 510777.

School location

Redwing Drive, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS22 8XX