Vice Principal - Student Outcomes
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy is looking to appoint a Vice Principal for the school to lead on student outcomes (Impact). The post holder will help shape and drive the five-year strategic vision of the school and write the school’s SEF to monitor our work against our plans. They will work hard to ensure that all children in the school excel from whatever their starting point, working with other leaders in the Trust to share ideas and practice. The successful applicant will be fully committed to going above and beyond to ensure our students receive the very best in terms of opportunity, education and care.
Some key areas currently assigned to the role are: Appraisal; Public exams; Internal exams, including mocks; Design, implementation and quality assurance of the trust wide common assessment framework;
Internal tracking of achievement, and coordination of intervention; Literacy, reading and vocabulary measures; SEND provision impact; QA of student work; Reporting to parents and Parents’ Evenings; Line management of some subject areas.
Training can be provided for areas where candidates are less strong currently and we are also keen to hear from great leaders who, as yet, have specialised in other areas but feel that they can identify with the plans for and purpose of the school.
As Vice Principal you are responsible to the Principal for:
1. Leading the work on whole Academy improvement and delivering the School’s Strategic Vision for the next 5 years.
2. Writing and leading on the Academy Improvement Plan.
3. Ensuring performance management is rigorously applied and used to maintain high standards of professionalism and developing this appraisal process with others in the Trust.
4. Lead on the development and implementation of the trust wide CAF, ensuring it is implemented effectively at a local level, securing accurate data.
5. Ensuring that all data is relevant, useful and being used by all teaching staff to raise standards.
6. Track the progress and attainment of students, and coordinate subsequent interventions to ensure students’ progress and attainment is maximised.
7. Develop strategies to maximise parental engagement in students’ achievement, including reporting to parents, and Parents’ Evenings.
8. To promote strong standards of behaviour in the school and secure consistency in expected routines.
9. The implementation of whole Academy policy and practice.
10. Contributing to whole Academy and wider community development.
11. Undertaking professional duties and administrative tasks as reasonably delegated by the Principal.
12. Deputising for the Principal as appropriate.
13. Participating in whole Academy planning and policy making.
14. Leading significant monitoring, review and evaluation roles.
15. Leading significant Academy development and improvement projects.
16. Attending and leading senior staff and other Academy committees and meetings within the Trust to share ideas and best practice for all schools.
17. Attending and contributing to meetings of the Governors' committees and full Governors meetings, for example through the preparation of papers and presentation of issues for consideration.
18. Line management of some subject teams.
The Vice Principal will also have a shared responsibility as defined within the Senior Leadership Team for:
19. Staff support in matters of student behaviour and discipline.
20. Participating in and supporting staff duty rotas.
21. Taking assemblies.
22. Organising and contributing to community events and activities.
Essential educational requirements
• A good honours Degree.
• Relevant academic and teaching qualifications.
• An experienced teacher with prior successful educational leadership at senior leadership level.
Essential skills and experience
• An ability to work in collaborative partnership with the full range of people, other school/academies and organisations associated with the Academy - staff, parents, governors, community, business, Diocese, Trust and LA.
• Ability to set high and clear expectations and hold others to account for their performance, delivering clear messages to ensure (at least) good pupil progress including an ability to lead, manage and support teams.
• Well-developed social and communication skills.
• Tact, sensitivity, integrity, good judgement.
• Confidence, independence and flexibility.
• A commitment to the well-being of staff.
Please see job pack on our vacancies page for the full job description and person specification.
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About Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
- Harvey Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 3GP
- Bluecoat Beechdale Academy website (opens in a new window)