Following the promotion of the current Vice Principal to a Headship in another Catholic Secondary school in Leicester, and the imminent retirement of another, English Martyr’s Catholic School is looking to appoint two Vice Principals from August 2020. The successful candidates will work closely with the Principal, supporting his strategic vision for the school and developing the skills of our ambitious and determined staff.
The new appointees will be strategic thinkers and planners with clear and principled vision in leading others through effective, long-term, change-management, with humility and determination. As practising and committed catholic educators, they will hold a deeply personal commitment to the excellent and broad secondary provision that serves our diverse community.
Essential educational requirements
Higher degree / NPQSL or NPQH (desirable)
Faith commitment as a practising Catholic (Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practising Catholic’ for further information).
Essential skills and experience
Experience of making a significant contribution to a school's overall performance
Experience of successfully managing whole school issues and initiatives
Experience as a senior manager of leading, motivating and managing staff effectively
Experience of promoting excellence and challenging poor performance
Experience of supporting students through challenging personal circumstances including dealing with Safeguarding issues
Experience of promoting students' faith development including leading prayer in liturgical settings
Knowledge and experience to ensure that the school's Catholic ethos is fully reflected across the academic and pastoral curriculum
Knowledge of recent/current educational developments, initiatives and legislation and discernment as to their implementation
Ability to lead the development of teaching and learning strategies within the school
Ability to find innovative means of promoting student development and personal success
As a founder member of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (CMAT), English Martyrs’ benefits from a wide range of support from the CMAT central team including but not limited to School Improvement, Lay Chaplaincy, HR, Finance and Business Services. In addition, our staff enjoy membership of a wide range of CMAT networks offering support, development and career enhancement.
About English Martyrs' Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy
- Anstey Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 0FJ
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