Vice Principal Monks Coppenhall Academy, Crewe, Cheshire

Job description

MONKS COPPENHALL ACADEMY AND DAY NURSERY
Vice Principal Job Description

Main Purpose of the Role
• Carry out the duties of this post in line with the remit outlined in the current Academy and Day Nursery’s Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document including the conditions of employment for Vice Principals and the Academy’s own policy
• The Vice Principal, under the direction of the Principal, will take a major role in:
• Formulating the aims and objectives of the Academy
• Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
• Managing staff and resources to that end
• Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the Academy’s aims and objectives
• The Vice Principal will assume responsibility for the discharge of the Principal’s functions and duties at any time when they are absent from the school
• The Vice Principal will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a class teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD)
• Work with the Principal to provide vision, leadership and a clear direction for the Academy

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Support the Principal in creating and developing an organisation in which all staff recognise that they are accountable for the success of the school
• Support the Principal in ensuring that financial management and administrative procedures in school support its vision and aims
• Support the Principal in the management and organisation of the Academy accommodation to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum and health and safety regulations
• Support the Principal in the production, implementation, monitoring and review of policies adopted by the Directors of the Academy
• Support the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team in the production, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a school improvement plan which identifies priorities and targets for ensuring that pupils make progress and achieve high standards, and increasing teachers’ effectiveness
• Support the Principal in the management and organisation of relevant groupings of children to ensure effective teaching and learning takes place and that children’s personal development needs are met
• Share in an overview of the curriculum across the primary range to support and complement the skills and expertise of the Principal
• Work with the Principal and the Directors of the Academy to recruit staff of the highest quality.
• Support the Principal in the deployment, supervision and welfare of all staff
• Support the Principal with the discipline and pastoral care of all pupils
• Act as a ‘critical friend’ and provide effective professional challenge and support to the Principal
• Report to the Principal and the Directors of the Academy as appropriate

Qualities and Knowledge
Under the direction of the Principal:

• Support with the day-to-day management of the Academy
• Support the Principal with the timetable design across the school to ensure all pupils access a broad, balanced and differentiated National Curriculum. To organise all cover within the school. This will involve:
o Organising the cover of absent / sick colleagues on a daily basis
o Organising, in partnership with the Principal, long term cover arrangements: e.g. Long-term sick cover, maternity leave
• Communicate the Academy’s vision compellingly and support strategic leadership
• Lead by example, holding and articulating clear values and moral purpose, and focusing on providing excellent education for all pupils
• Build positive relationships with all members of the Academy community, showing positive attitudes to them
• Keep up to date with developments in education, and have a good knowledge of education systems locally, nationally and globally
• Work with political and financial astuteness, translating policy into the Academy’s context
• Seek training and continuing professional development to meet own needs
• Demonstrate an ability and a willingness to anticipate and prepare for professional development opportunities
• Demonstrate a desire and ability to achieve challenging professional goals

Pupils and Staff
Under the direction of the Principal:
• Demand ambitious standards for all pupils, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on pupil outcomes
• Ensure excellent teaching in school, through ongoing training and development for staff
• Establish a culture of ‘open classrooms’ as a basis for sharing best practice
• Create an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their skills and knowledge
• Identify emerging talents, coaching current and aspiring leaders
• Hold all staff to account for their professional conduct and practice

Systems and Processes
Under the direction of the principal:
• Ensure that the Academy’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose
• Provide a safe, calm and well– ordered environment for all pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing exemplary behaviour
• Implement systems for managing the performance of all staff, addressing any underperformance, supporting staff to improve and valuing excellent practice
• Work with the Directors of the Academy as appropriate
• Support strategic, curriculum-led financial planning to ensure effective use of budgets and resources
• Support distribution of leadership throughout the Academy
The Self Improving Academy System Under the direction of the principal:
• Create an outward-facing school which works with other schools and organisations to secure excellent outcomes for all pupils
• Develop effective relationships with fellow professionals
• Model entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to school improvement and leadership
• Inspire and influence others to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and to promote the value of education

Other Areas of Responsibility

• Take responsibility for safeguarding the welfare of all children you are responsible for as the designated safeguarding lead.
• Comply with Monks Coppenhall Academy and Day Nurseries policies and contribute to their evaluation and development
• Contribute to the overall ethos, aims, and work of Monks Coppenhall Academy and Day Nursery
• Keep abreast of current legislation and developments relating to your area of work
• Proactively seek and participate in professional development, training and other learning activities
• Participate in performance management processes
• Be a positive role model
• Attend and participate in team, department, school or SLT meetings as appropriate
• Actively contribute to the Academy’s self-evaluation processes and development of future improvement plans
• Carry out such duties as the Principal may reasonably direct from time to time

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

QTS

Essential skills and experience

An outstanding practitioner with a proven record of at least good outcomes for children.
Experience and ability to teach in more than one Key Stage.
Experience of successful leadership role such as Key Stage Leader or Assistant Head.
Experience of successful Subject Leadership.
A confident and experienced knowledge of safeguarding procedures.


About Monks Coppenhall Academy

Address
Remer Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 4LY
Phase
Primary
Type
Academy
Website
Monks Coppenhall Academy website (opens in a new window)