Vice Principal (Maternity Cover)

Summerhill Academy, Bristol


Job details

Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 9 to Lead Practitioners range 15, £50,273 to £58,274 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

We are looking for an ambitious and inspiring Vice Principal to join our supportive and talented team at Summerhill Academy. We are a growing organisation, looking for professional people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning. This Vice Principal position is required on a one-year fixed term basis to cover maternity leave, which is due to end on 31 May 2021 or on return of the post holder.

This role is offered on a part time basis (26 hours per week).

Your opportunity:
We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. We provide excellent training and development opportunities within the Federation, including a full induction programme for newly qualified and experienced teachers. Training is both local and/or delivered through our excellent stand-alone training facility at the CLF Institute. For teachers, the CLF Institute aims to provide a continuum of development through each career stage from initial teacher training (ITT), for newly qualified teachers (NQT), recently qualified teachers in their early career development, to successive stages of leadership through to Headship and beyond. 

What we are looking for:
An enthusiastic, positive professional who is committed to supporting all children to achieve and enjoy learning, within our community of learners
An experienced, well-organised professional who is committed to working alongside and leading others to realise the vision for learning at Summerhill Academy and ensure excellence for all
Commitment to developing the vision for Summerhill Academy
Someone that will be excited about providing, demonstrating and facilitating a love of learning for life
This exciting opportunity offers the chance to undertake a Vice Principal role within the Cabot Learning Federation. You will work positively with the Principal to identify priorities and opportunities for academy improvement that support the achievement of outstanding outcomes. You will also lead on the delivery of one of an academy’s strategic aims and rigorously ensure that the academy’s systems are working smoothly and effectively on a day to day basis.

You will be an inspiring leader who, through leading by example, will promote high expectations and support the delivery of high attainment for all students. You will be an effective team player who is dynamic, creative and able to play a significant role in the strategic direction and development of the academy.

Please download the full job description and person specification via the CLF careers website.

About the Cabot Learning Federation
The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies and eight primary academies, an all through provision, Digitech Studio School and a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and two secondary phases.

Summerhill Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF). Summerhill Academy is a diverse learning community, serving KS2 children and their families in the St George area of Bristol. Summerhill Academy strives to meet the needs of all the children through a caring and inclusive approach. ‘Think like a Learner’ and ‘Learning Gems’ approaches are having a positive impact on the learning behaviours of the children and have helped to create an encouraging atmosphere. These approaches are used alongside The Thrive Approach to support the children’s emotional and social well-being.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Please note updates regarding an application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account. Copies of all correspondence will also appear under the ‘messages’ section, in the event that emails are being directed to a ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folder please make regular checks on the status of an application.

Essential educational requirements

Degree and Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of continuous professional development

Experience of leading/co-ordinating professional development and inset training

Recent and relevant leadership development/training

Essential qualifications

Degree and Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of continuous professional development

Experience of leading/co-ordinating professional development and inset training

Recent and relevant leadership development/training

Essential skills and experience

Proven ability as an excellent classroom teacher

Experience of leading an aspect of whole school development

Experience in effectively deploying and managing staff

Experience of working in more than one school

A track record for leading a school to improved performance, as demonstrated by Ofsted judgements and/or student outcomes over time

Employee benefits

Cabot Learning Federation Benefits:

As part of the Cabot Learning Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

Access to our pension scheme – Teacher Pension Scheme (if eligible)
Dedicated Training and Development programme
Health and wellness sessions and discounts
Flu Jabs
Annual CLF conferences which provides CPD opportunity
Comprehensive Induction process
Competitive salaries which are reviewed annually
Cycle to Work Scheme

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 308 pupils enrolled
Age range 7 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Summerhill Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Summerhill Academy

School location

Plummers Hill, Bristol, BS5 7JU