Vice Principal - Pastoral

Oxford Spires Academy, Oxford


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 15 to Lead Practitioners range 22, £57,986 to £68,851

Job summary

Core Purpose • To provide strategic leadership of student support, guidance and pastoral care, to promote the highest standards of support for all of our students and their families in Oxford Spires Academy.
• To ensure that we have an exceptional climate for learning within the Academy which is both supportive and reflective of our core values and school ethos.
• To ensure that we establish consistently high standards and expectations in regard to behaviour, uniform, attendance and learning for all of our students within the Academy.
• To deputise for the Academy Principal when required.
Strategic Duties • To work with the leadership within the school to review, develop and implement the strategic direction of the academy to secure continuous improvement and excellence
• To provide the strategic leadership for all pastoral systems and structures in the Academy
• To provide strategic direction to student development establishing the highest standards of behaviour, uniform and attendance
• To ensure that the climate for learning within the Academy is supportive and reflective of our values and ethos
• To work closely with the DSL and Safeguarding team to ensure that Safeguarding is robust, effective and that we have a strong culture of safeguarding within the pastoral team
• To set the ‘climate’ for teaching and learning within the Academy through developing the ethos, and through the communication of our values, standards and expectations to all stakeholders
• To coordinate the production, use and evaluation of support and guidance packages available for all students during lessons and tutorial sessions
• To implement a quality assurance framework and self-evaluation system that involves all stakeholders and leads to the synthesis of strategic priorities in relation to student support, guidance and development
• To implement and embed structures and systems which underpin and promote effective tutoring and pastoral care at every level
• To structure and enable a wide contribution to the Academy Improvement Plan on the issues of support, guidance and inclusion.
Main Duties • To lead all aspects in relation to our Academy House structure, student support and pastoral care
• To work collaboratively with our DSL and our safeguarding Team to ensure that we have a strong culture of safeguarding within school and is supported through all aspects of the pastoral structure
• To monitor, develop and line manage the Academy pastoral structure and have an over view of students’ behaviour, conduct, rewards, sanctions to ensure that the highest standards are maintained at all times
• To work with ELT Lead to report accurate information in regard to student attendance, behaviour and rewards to stakeholders.
• To develop and support effective collaboration between the House and Achievement teams to ensure that all students in the academy receive the very best support and guidance
• To communicate Academy values and ethos clearly to all stakeholders, students, staff, parents and the community and ensure all are clear of our expectations of them
• To develop our academy ethos and values through assemblies, lessons, extra-curricular activities
• To ensure that our ethos and values permeate through all areas across the academy
• To lead and co-ordinate aspects of inclusion, external partnership work and alternative provision to ensure the best outcomes for all learners
• To ensure that resources are managed and allocated effectively to maximise impact at all levels.
Specific Duties • Work closely with our Achievement VP to track student progress, monitor patterns and take appropriate action to combat underachievement and low aspiration
• To ensure students have a smooth transition between key stages. To develop and support strong partnerships and networking across phase and during transition to ensure effective transition of students into and across the academy
• To support and oversee our admissions processes including MTAs and attendance at IYFAP
• To support on aspects within the schools Census
• Oversee social, cultural, and recreational activities of various student groups
• Promote student participation in social, moral, spiritual, cultural, and recreational activities
• Support and coordinate the preparation and publishing of the Academy calendar
• To lead and support in aspects of staff development and training across the academic year
• To lead in Staff Performance Management and appraisal. To promote and provide line management to the Pastoral and House Team
• To undertake the duties of the Principal in her absence and to carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Governors or Principal.

Employee benefits


Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1209 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Oxford Spires Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Glanville Road, Oxford, OX4 2AU