Vice Principal Darton Academy, Barnsley

Job description

Darton Academy are looking to appoint a Vice Principal to join our academy in January 2020. The successful applicant will provide high quality leadership and management commensurate with the needs of the academy and the Delta Academies Trust group.

Since joining Delta Academies Trust in May 2018, significant improvements have been made and Darton Academy had record breaking results this summer. Students are now achieving over half a grade better than their peers nationally. This will see the school as one of the most improved in the country.

This role would be a wonderful opportunity for any candidate with senior leadership experience, who wishes to take their career to the next level and who has aspirations of headship. You would be joining an academy that places learning at the heart of everything it does and with high quality CPD being available to all staff.
We continually reflect on our practice and that of the school as a whole and look for ways in which we can improve the experience of our learners. You must be able to demonstrate the same level of passion and commitment. As a Senior Leader you will be a highly visible part of our school community and must therefore model the highest levels of professionalism, whilst being able to develop strong working relationships with staff and students.
If you believe you have the experience, vision and drive required for this role then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal chat about this position please call Elaine Briggs, Associate Principal, on 07539 379091.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at http://recruitment.deltatrust.org.uk

Closing Date: Monday 14 October 2019 at 12 noon

Delta Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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About Darton Academy

"Darton Academy is a happy and improving school where all students are valued regardless of their background or ability. We combine high expectations and high standards with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning, and to encourage all students to be respectful, determined, hardworking, confident and ambitious. Young people need skills and qualifications to operate in an increasingly competitive workplace and we want everyone to leave Darton Academy able to live a life full of opportunity and choice. Our academy has a strong achievement-focused culture where all staff do whatever it takes to make sure all students make excellent progress. This really matters: academic results open doors for our young people. We’re committed to caring for each student, nurturing their individual strengths and passions while providing them with valuable opportunities for character development, leadership and educational visits. We are also committed to investing in our staff with weekly high quality CPD in teaching and learning alongside regular Director Support. Leadership opportunities at all levels ensures genuine career development is available. As a Delta school there are many associate teaching posts as we understand that some staff wish to remain in the classroom. Our goal is for all our students to leave us as happy, well-qualified and confident young adults who go onto excel in local sixth forms, colleges, high quality apprenticeships, universities and the wider world. It is an exciting time at Darton Academy. Whether you are a prospective member of staff, a parent/carer or a member of our community please contact us if you wish to see us in action during the working day.” Elaine Briggs, Associate Principal.

Address
Ballfield Lane, Barnsley, S75 5EF
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy