Vice Principal: Quality of Education (KS1 to KS4) The Stephen Longfellow Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Vice Principal to join our excellent Senior Leadership Team.

Our new Vice Principal will be responsible for overseeing and quality assuring the bespoke academic and therapeutic pathways for pupils in Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. The successful applicant will be instrumental in designing the curriculum offer to ensure it meets the needs of our students. A proven and highly successful teacher from an education background with experience of teaching in primary or secondary, will be the person who shapes and leads this new part of our work.

Applications are welcome from experienced colleagues seeking a new challenge. The precise leadership responsibilities will be determined both by the strengths of the successful applicant and the requirements of the Academy upon appointment.

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (, by email to or by telephone on 0113 4685999. If you would like to know more about The Stephen Longfellow Academy, please visit our website at
Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020 (noon)
Interview date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

•Ability to lead and manage a fully inclusive school
•Ability to lead the design and development of an innovative curriculum
•Ability to understand, analyse and make effective use of a wide range of data
•Ability to provide a safe environment to ensure the physical and psychological safety of the students
•Good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking
•Exceptional levels of literacy and the skills to decimate this knowledge to others
•Proven ability to use intervention strategies to raise attainment of learners
•Track record of successful senior leadership experience
•Experience of successfully changing organisational culture, in relation to aspiration, teaching practices and standards
•Experience of developing and leading curriculum, innovation, using latest technologies
•Experience of raising standards
•Excellent record of student performance in public examinations
•Experience of delivering INSET

Employee benefits

Ongoing CPD
Cycle Scheme
Specsavers Scheme

About The Stephen Longfellow Academy

Global Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8PG
Not Applicable
Free School