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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£67,350 – £74,282 (L18–L22)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the relocation of the current Vice Principal, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior leader to help shape the future of The Pingle Academy by leading on the quality of education across the academy.

You will be responsible for the quality of education, ensuring the highest of standards of teaching and learning and leading on quality assurance across the academy.

The Vice Principal will develop a vision for creative and inspiring teaching and have strategic oversight for teachers’ professional development and coaching.

We are looking to hear from an enthusiastic and dynamic senior leader with a proven track record of school improvement and a knowledge of the current educational agenda.

To be successful, you will:

  • Be a current Vice Principal or Assistant Principal with whole-school responsibilities
  • Be experienced at successfully leading, managing, and developing a range of teams (including middle leaders)
  • Be an outstanding and inspirational teacher who brings their personality and style to the classroom whilst upholding the academy values ‘work hard, be kind, choose wisely’
  • Be committed to their own professional development
  • Play a leading and highly visible role in the day-to-day management of the academy, ensuring both the academic and pastoral success of all students across all faculty areas
  • Be accountable for a specific area of responsibility (as determined with the successful candidate)

We are looking for an inspirational academy leader with a clear strategic vision and the ability to support and develop staff. If this sounds like a role for you, we would be delighted to hear from you. We offer a secure, supportive environment, a full induction programme and continuous professional development.

What the school offers its staff

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

  • Delivering a high-quality education
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
  • Establishing and developing robust governance
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability
  • Developing a highly efficient Trust infrastructure and central services
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • BHSF healthcare scheme

Further details about the role

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit, and this can be arranged by telephoning 01283 216837. We very much welcome applicants to make an appointment to tour the academy on either Monday 6 March or Monday 13 March 2023.

If you require any further information regarding the post or wish to make an appointment to visit the academy, please contact Samantha McCauley at personnel.pingle@deferrerstrust.com or phone 01283 216837 ext. 294.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.
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About The Pingle Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1400 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01283 216837

The Pingle Academy is a successful and well-respected comprehensive school which became an academy in May 2017 as part of the de Ferrers Trust. We currently cater for 1429 students aged 11–19 and have been over-subscribed for the past five years. The academy enjoys an excellent reputation. Our academy is truly inclusive and includes Enhanced Resource Sections for students with mild learning difficulties and students with more complex needs. In addition, we have our own alternative provision, which caters for a small number of students who find mainstream classes challenging. Our staff share responsibility for creating a safe and pleasant place to learn and work and are proud of our efforts to educate and care for all our students, whatever their abilities, to ensure that every student’s potential is fulfilled. We are proud of our caring and inclusive community, and our values of WORK HARD, BE KIND, CHOOSE WISELY are present in all aspects of academy life. In 2019, the academy enjoyed its best-ever results both at GCSE and A Level. In October 2021, OFSTED judged the academy as GOOD in all areas. Our priority is to help parents/carers prepare their children for adult lives in a rapidly changing world. We aim to provide a broad and stimulating curriculum; we set high expectations for work and behaviour, and we encourage students to aspire to these standards with confidence. We value our staff, ensuring that we look after and care for their wellbeing through professional development, mental health provision and supporting staff with their workload.

Arranging a visit to The Pingle Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@deferrerstrust.com.

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