This job expired on 5 July 2024

  • Start date details

    Wednesday, 01 January 2025 or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher
  • Other leadership roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£68,400 to £81,070 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we’re looking for

We are seeking an enthusiastic senior leader with demonstrably successful experience of securing whole school improvement in behaviour and inclusion. Our Vice Principal will:

  • Be values-driven and determined to improve the life chances of young people.
  • Be an excellent communicator who inspires staff, pupils, families and external partners.
  • Understand the barriers impacting the wellbeing and progress of vulnerable young people, and know the strategies to dismantle them.
  • Be a systematic thinker who follows processes assiduously to maintain a culture of safeguarding, inclusivity and educational excellence.
  • Be a respected role model and enthusiastic team player.
  • Have the skills to build the capacity of colleagues to secure ongoing school improvement.

You will have:

  • A degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience of senior leadership and management within a school setting
  • Experience of successful and sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement
  • A strong commitment to our STAR values.

What the school offers its staff

Star Academies is seeking motivated and ambitious leader with a passion for inclusion to become Vice Principal at Highfield Leadership Academy. If you are an inspirational role model, eager to make a positive, lasting difference to young people’s life chances, we want to hear from you.

About Highfield Leadership Academy

Highfield Leadership Academy is a state-of-the-art secondary school for 11 to 16 year olds in Blackpool.We joined Star Academies in 2016 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism.

We are a rapidly improving school with high ambitions and expectations for all of our pupils. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Highfield Leadership Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
631 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0330 313 9800

Highfield Leadership Academy in Blackpool, Lancashire is a 1200 place, 11-16 secondary school and is part of Star Academies. We joined Star on 1 April 2016 and like all Star schools, “Leadership” is our specialism.

As a designated Leadership Academy, we are keen to ensure our pupils are offered encouragement and a wealth of opportunities to develop their natural skills, abilities and potential. We actively provide learning opportunities to teach performance leadership skills through project-based learning and community work. We ensure our pupils develop essential academic skills in line with our Trust mission to promote educational excellence, character development and service to communities.

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