6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 18-22 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

+ Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an outstandingindividual to joinour Senior Leadership Team as Vice Principal at Harris Clapham Sixth Form, ensuring continued pastoral excellence, high academic standards and outstanding progress for all students. Candidates should have the ability to be a role model to staff and students, build teams, and empower others.

The post of Vice Principal is one that mirrors the role of the Principal, and the academy will be supporting the successful candidate as they aspire to Principalship.

The successful candidate will have:

  • QTS and a good undergraduate degree
  • Minimum of three years at senior at AP or VP Level.
  • Experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff
  • Proven success in raising achievement as a subject leader across at least two key stages.
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
  • Successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Good level of ICT skills and experience
  • Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
  • Experience of presenting to a wide audience
  • Ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
  • Experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning
  • Experience of managing and implementing change successfully
  • Experience of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development
  • Willingness to work hard
  • A proven track record of excellent results in public examinations.
  • Flexible, adaptable, results orientated, able to prioritise, resilient under pressure
  • To command and demand respect from the school community
  • A commitment to “personalising learning”
  • Creativity and enthusiasm
  • The aspirations, talent and enthusiasm to become a Principal/Head of School


What the school offers its staff

We want our students to be hugely ambitious, to dream bigger and to realise their aspirations, with the help of great teaching, a rigorous curriculum and a fantastic extra-curricular offer that broadens horizons and sparks curiosity. As well as our curriculum and enrichment offer, our students undertake a cultural perspective each term which opens up new worlds and ways of thinking. Above all, we really believe our students are capable of anything, and we are relentless in supporting them to pursue their ambitions.

Our opportunities for leadership development ensure that our students can make their mark on the world and to have the confidence and integrity to stand up for what they believe in. Our PRSHE curriculum supports our students to develop resilience and empathy, as well as building fantastic university and career skills for their brilliant futures.

We are a community who work together for the greater good of our academy; there is a culture of mutual respect and kindness between staff and students that I am immensely proud of.

Our academy is brand new and benefits from being a state-of-the-art building. It has been especially designed to deliver a Sixth Form education, including an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related subjects.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includesour Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS,a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, and many other benefits.


Further details about the role

The successful candidate will have:

  • QTS and a good undergraduate degree (with a good degree)
  • Minimum of three years at senior at AP or VP Level.
  • Experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff
  • Proven success in raising achievement as a subject leader across at least two key stages.
  • Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
  • Successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement, including the use of interactive white boards Recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
  • Experience of presenting to a wide audience including teachers, managers, governors and parents
  • Ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
  • Experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning in a whole school situation
  • Experience of managing and implementing change successfully at whole school level
  • Experience of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development particularly with subject leaders
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the achievement of the academy's overall vision for success at all levels
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Enthusiastic and Exceptional teacher, with a proven track record of excellent results in public examinations.
  • Flexible, adaptable, results orientated, able to prioritise, resilient under pressure
  • Awareness of and commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity
  • To command and demand respect from the school community
  • A commitment to “personalising learning” for all students in the academy
  • Creativity and enthusiasm to promote a positive school image to the local and national community
  • The aspirations, talent and enthusiasm to become a Principal/Head of School


Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

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About Harris Clapham Sixth Form

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
School size
104 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
Phone number
0204 542 4900

We want our students to be hugely ambitious, to dream bigger and to realise their aspirations, with the help of great teaching, a rigorous curriculum and a fantastic extra-curricular offer that broadens horizons and sparks curiosity. As well as our curriculum and enrichment offer, our students undertake a cultural perspective each term which opens up new worlds and ways of thinking. Above all, we really believe our students are capable of anything, and we are relentless in supporting them to pursue their ambitions. Our opportunities for leadership development ensure that our students can make their mark on the world and to have the confidence and integrity to stand up for what they believe in. Our PRSHE curriculum supports our students to develop resilience and empathy, as well as building fantastic university and career skills for their brilliant futures. We are a community who work together for the greater good of our academy; there is a culture of mutual respect and kindness between staff and students that I am immensely proud of. Our academy is brand new and benefits from being a state-of-the-art building. It has been especially designed to deliver a Sixth Form education, including an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related subjects.

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