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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

The Royal Leadership Group Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Royal School is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Vice Principal - Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Personal Development to join our heavily oversubscribed day and boarding free school.

As part of our continued drive to improve the wellbeing, attainment and achievement of pupils across the school, the Vice Principal - Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Personal Development (VP-Safeguarding) will be the all-through school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) YR-Y13. They will ensure that the continual focus on the wellbeing of students remains uppermost in all elements of the educational experience at The Royal School for all pupils and staff.

The Vice Principal will lead the wider pastoral team including Heads of House, Designated Teacher, wellbeing coordinator and wellbeing support officers and school counsellor to ensure that effective systems and processes are in place to deliver outstanding pupil welfare, safeguarding and personal development. This will require the post holder to oversee safeguarding from ages 4-19, including the state boarding setting and support the team of DDSL's directly.

Liaison with external agencies and stakeholders such as MASH, Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together and various social care systems is essential to enable all pupils, whatever their starting point, to make progress towards their goals. The Royal School considers 'vulnerable children' a priority. We aim to provide a safe, secure and enriching environment in which all young people can make the best of their opportunities academically, emotionally, spiritually and physically to become successful leaders in the wider community.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious teacher and experienced school leader to develop their career, working as part of our senior leadership team. They will implement and further develop the wellbeing strategy which supports our continued growth and development, having a significant impact on both pupil welfare, wider personal development, behaviour for learning.

What the school offers its staff

  • Opportunity to work in an award-winning state boarding school
  • Regular CPD programme and investment in training-
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free meal provided when taken in the dining room
  • Free tea and coffee provided
  • Opportunities for you and your family to attend boarding activities e.g. parties, Alton Towers, visits to cities and museums
  • Two additional weeks holiday compared to many schools (one week prior to Christmas, one week early in the summer)

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 The Royal School, Wolverhampton

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1468 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Thank you for your interest in the post here at The Royal School,
Wolverhampton (RSW). To help you decide on whether this is the school
for you it is important to understand where we have come from and where
we are going.
The school is built upon a combination of things; it’s unique heritage,
record of academic excellence, outstanding educational environment, and the full support and endorsement of our Patron, the Earl of Wessex.
From this, the Governors and leadership team are committed to supporting wider access for pupils, of all abilities and backgrounds, to add to The Royal’s rich and diverse educational offer.
The Royal School, Wolverhampton offers a unique proposition to families
in Wolverhampton and its surrounding area of an ‘all-through’, 4-19, coeducational, nondenominational day and state boarding school, with the capacity over time to provide for 1500 pupils, through a carefully managed programme of growth.
Whilst remaining fully non-selective and dedicated to supporting pupils in
need, this change process has enabled RSW to combine its traditional
values and academic offer with a global perspective. All this is to benefit
our pupils, and to create a dynamic outward looking, culturally diverse, yet inclusive school community. Within this, pupils acquire the rich subject knowledge, life skills, understanding and aspiration to succeed locally, nationally, and internationally.
We welcome your application to be part of our community and would love
you to visit and see the school in action or call us to talk things through.

Arranging a visit to The Royal School, Wolverhampton

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lcallaway@theroyal.school.

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