Vice Principal

St Paul's Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy, Leicester, Leicestershire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £63,975 to £70,556

Job summary

As a result of retirement and promotion, St Paul’s is looking to appoint two Vice Principals. Working with the Principal and existing members of the SLT, the appointed people will lead, hone and develop current systems of monitoring and evaluation of data and the student experience in the classroom.
We are interested in applicants who have a track record of impact in previous leadership, and who are strategic thinkers with a clear and principled vision in leading others. As a practising and committed Catholic educator, such an applicant will hold a deeply personal commitment to the excellent and broad secondary provision that serves our diverse community.

Essential educational requirements

Higher degree / NPQSL or NPQH (desirable)

Essential qualifications

Faith commitment as a practising Catholic (Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practising Catholic’ for further information).

Essential skills and experience

Experience of making a significant contribution to a school's overall performance
Experience of successfully managing whole school issues and initiatives
Experience as a senior manager of leading, motivating and managing staff effectively
Experience of promoting excellence and challenging poor performance
Experience of supporting students through challenging personal circumstances including dealing with Safeguarding issues
Experience of promoting students' faith development including leading prayer in liturgical settings
Knowledge and experience to ensure that the school's Catholic ethos is fully reflected across the academic and pastoral curriculum
Knowledge of recent/current educational developments, initiatives and legislation and discernment as to their implementation
Ability to lead the development of teaching and learning strategies within the school
Ability to find innovative means of promoting student development and personal success

Employee benefits

As a founder member of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (CMAT), St Paul’s benefits from a wide range of support from the CMAT central team including but not limited to School Improvement, Lay Chaplaincy, HR, Finance and Business Services. In addition, our staff enjoy membership of a wide range of CMAT networks offering support, development and career enhancement.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1133 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website St Paul's Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy website (opens in a new window)
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School location

Spencefield Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 6HN