This job expired on 2 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L18 - L22

Vice Principal job summary

 Vice Principal

Contract:  Permanent

Salary: L18-L22                       

Site: Queen Katharine Academy                    

Closing date: 9am Monday 2nd October 2023

Interview dates: 10th/11th October 2023

Start: January 2024

Please note the trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.

Queen Katharine Academy is an award winning, growing and vibrant, multi-cultural school based in the north of Peterborough. We are now looking to appoint a dynamic and forward-looking leader who has the requisite drive, skills and experience to assist in leading the Academy through the next stage of its development.

The academy currently educates almost 1600 pupils aged 11-19 and prides itself as an inclusive centre of educational excellence, rooted in its community.  Staff at Queen Katharine are committed to providing an education that transforms lives and gives all our pupils the opportunities they deserve, regardless of where they are from or their personal starting points. The academy wants our pupils to learn how to change their own lives and those of others, to change the future and to shape society and the world.

Queen Katharine Academy is proud to be part of Thomas Deacon Education Trust, a MAT dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in Peterborough and the surrounding area. This locally-based trust allows us to share expertise with a variety of like-minded schools and ensures we provide the best possible opportunities for our pupils. There is a strong central Trust staff infrastructure that significantly supports all educational and business services for the academy.

The successful candidate will bring significant expertise and experience from a relevant education setting and a proven track record of positive impact in a variety of leadership roles. You will have experience of raising standards in teaching and learning, strategic planning, financial management and staff recruitment and development and understand the criticality of building school culture where all members of the school community can thrive. You will have exceptional communications skills, allowing you to build strong relationships with pupils, staff, parents and those with local governance roles, as well as with key external stakeholders.

If you think you have the qualities necessary to take on this challenging but ultimately rewarding role of Vice Principal and you believe wholeheartedly in raising the aspiration and successfully changing the lives of our pupils, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Trust offers:

·         Excellent salary package and Teachers’ pension scheme.

·         Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.

·         Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.

·         An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.

·         An inclusive and collaborative approach.

·         A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.

·         An actively supportive Academy Committee and Trust leadership.

 Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you wish to discuss the role  or arrange a tour of the school please contact Lexy Wells: lexy.wells@qka.education

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 Queen Katharine Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1559 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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