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  • Start date details

    1st January 2025 or sooner

  • Closing date

    7 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£73,161.00 - £80,690.00 Annually (FTE) L18 - L22

Vice Principal job summary

Astrea Academy Trust is looking for an experienced senior leader to become the new Vice Principal at Ernulf Academy.

Ernulf Academy is brimming with potential. The position provides a genuinely exciting opportunity to be a pivotal member of a senior leadership team, in its next phase of school improvement as it moves towards excellence. Strong improvements have already been made since the start of the academic year.

The position is a great match for someone who shares the Trust’s vision for educational excellence and has the focus to drive improvement at a pace, building on the school’s strong academic foundations. The academy and Trust are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture.

We believe that schools must teach powerful knowledge, ’the best that has been thought and said’ and an ‘entitlement curriculum’ for all. We believe in explicit instruction and have been greatly influenced by Lemov’s ‘Teach Like A Champion’, Rosenshine and recent developments in cognitive science. We believe that the creation of a scholarly culture that is warm and strict, disciplined and joyful, where there is ‘purpose not power’, ensuring impeccable behaviour, where teachers can focus on teaching and pupils can focus on learning, underpins everything.

Astrea will support schools and senior leadership teams with the expertise of a Regional Director, as well as a highly effective team of national subject leads and Central Support for Finance, HR, Estates and other functions.

This position is open to both experienced and aspiring Vice Principals and senior leaders with a proven track record of school leadership and improvement. If you are aligned to our mission and values, have a strong track record of improving young people’s education and a drive to do more, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

We would encourage you to arrange a visit to the school and to have a conversation with the Regional Director (Secondary), Jo Myhill-Johnson. To arrange a telephone or Teams call, please contactJo.Myhill-Johnson@astreaacademytrust.org

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks. 

If you are joining us from another school, academy or trust we recognise your continuous service date with confirmation from your current employer. This can be discussed in more detail at interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

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About Ernulf Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
703 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Principal’s welcome – Ernulf Academy

Welcome to Ernulf Academy, an 11-16 secondary school in St.Neots located in North Cambridgeshire. The academy is part of Astrea Academy Trust, a highly successful multi-academy trust of primary and secondary academies in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire.

Ernulf Academy is a school fully committed to an inclusive, comprehensive curriculum for all, which is underpinned by our five core values: scholarship, curiosity, tenacity, responsibility and respect. These values are at the heart of our vision for the school and the important qualities and characteristics we want all pupils to develop. Our pupils are encouraged to develop confidence, independence and resilience. We strive for them to be ambitious and ‘be the best they can be’, whilst being considerate, tolerant and willing to contribute positively to the wider community.

Work hard

We firmly believe in a disruption free learning environment and as such we have established nine core routines which form the basis of our academic day. A knowledge-rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge,’ underpins our teaching and learning principles. We offer a traditional approach to teaching and learning following evidence-based research by Rosenshine and Teach Like A Champion (TLAC) which lead to inspiring and stimulating lessons. Our enrichment provision aims to take learning outside the classroom and we offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including sporting activities, residential visits and educational experiences.

Safeguarding is at the heart of what we do and we recognise the challenges that our pupils face. Therefore, we have a dedicated pastoral team with a Head of Year and Pastoral Co-ordinator for each year group and a ‘Wellbeing’ team including our school therapy dog.

Be kind

Ernulf Academy is a friendly and supportive school, which prides itself on treating everyone as individuals and having a ‘family’ atmosphere. We teach our pupils empathy and respect, and we have a zero tolerance to bullying. A scholarly approach is at our core but enabling our pupils to have a holistic education, preparing them for life in the 21st century and becoming global citizens is just as important.

Mark Neesam

Principal

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