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Vice Principal (Head of College)

Strood Academy, Rochester, Kent

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Highly competitive + performance bonus + private health care

Job summary

Leigh Academies Trust is now seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as the Head of College (Vice Principal) at Strood Academy from January 2021. This is a rare leadership opportunity within a very successful and financially sound, mature and geographically local multi-academy trust that combines management freedom for effective leaders with secure central support that encourages collaboration for success.

The successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school into an outstanding provider of education. We will expect the Head of College to support the further development of a positive culture and ethos where every child is expected to do well and their progress is supported every step of the way. Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential. We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards, preferably in a non-selective setting.

This is an exciting time to join our leadership team. You will be expected to play a key role in shaping the strategic vision for Strood Academy even further whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic success and develop our core values. Reporting directly to the Principal, the successful applicant will be a key member of the senior leadership and will have significant autonomy in leading their assigned College. They will take on key strategic leadership responsibilities across the whole academy defined by experience, expertise and interest, and provide line management for key subject areas. This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

Click here to view the full Recruitment Pack.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and are:

an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record at secondary level;
a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.

Applying for the job

Application and Selection Process: Suitable and interested candidates are invited to complete an online application detailing why they are suitable for the role. This can be submitted on Jobtrain by clicking the ‘Apply for job’ button at the bottom of the page.

Application closing date: Monday 5th October 2020
Shortlisting date: Tuesday 6th October 2020 (candidates will be informed that day)
Selection activity date: Monday 12th October 2020​​​​​​​

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on holly.neve@latrust.org.uk.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1334 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Strood Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email talent@latrust.org.uk

About Strood Academy

In return, you will receive:

a competitive salary and exciting LAT career path with opportunities for progression in the future;
the opportunity to assist in leading a large and successful academy;
security and support on your journey from close collaboration with a small central executive and a larger group of talented principals to share best practice and innovation;
development opportunities to work both within the academy and across the wider Trust;
the opportunity to implement the Trust’s ‘small school’ philosophy to drive academic improvement.

Arranging a visit to Strood Academy

Arranging a visit to the academy: On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Molly Allen (PA to Academies Director - Medway) - molly.allen@latrust.org.uk. Visits will be offered throughout September 2020 and will be hosted by the Academies Director for Medway, Emma Elwin. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the Academies Director.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Academies Director about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Molly Allen (as above) in the first instance.

School location

Carnation Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX