Vice Principal - Teaching and Learning Highfield Leadership Academy, Blackpool, Lancashire

Job description

We seek an outstanding Vice Principal to lead on teaching and learning and the development and management of the overall curriculum of the academy. You will join a committed and focused senior leadership team to lead the Academy on its journey to sustained excellence.

The successful candidate will provide outstanding strategic and operational leadership of all areas of responsibility. A key part of this role is to develop and lead the school’s intervention strategy to sustain the highest levels of attainment and achievement across all curriculum areas.

You will have:
• A degree qualification (2ii or above) and Qualified Teacher Status;
• Experience of senior leadership in a school setting and a track record of outstanding learning and teaching practice;
• The ability to coach and motivate professionals, individually and within groups, to achieve individual and collective targets; and
• A passionate belief in the school’s mission statement.

You will find an Academy that:
• Has strong and effective leadership at all levels.
• Fosters and develops a strong team ethos amongst all its staff.
• Is highly supportive and one that values and develops people.
• Aspires to be in the top 1% of schools nationally for pupil progress.
• Is forward thinking and outwardly facing.
• Is committed to developing pupils’ leadership skills and their wider participation in local and national agendas.
• Has an exceptionally supportive community and Governing Body.

Highfield Leadership Academy in Blackpool, Lancashire is a 1200 place, 11-16 secondary school and is part of Star Academies. We joined Star on 1 April 2016 and like all Star schools, “Leadership” is our specialism.

As a designated Leadership Academy, we are keen to ensure our pupils are offered encouragement and a wealth of opportunities to develop their natural skills, abilities and potential. We actively provide learning opportunities to teach performance leadership skills through project-based learning and community work. We ensure our pupils develop essential academic skills in line with our Trust mission to promote educational excellence, character development and service to communities.

Who are Star Academies?
Star Academies is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust that runs both faith-based and non-faith primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. All of our new schools inspected to date have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED and two of our secondary schools were ranked 1 and 3 in the 2016 and 2017 national ‘Progress 8’ league tables.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. For informal and confidential discussion regarding the role, candidates are encouraged to contact Dawn Livesey, Business Manager, on 01253-310-925.

In order to apply, please complete the Trust’s application form which is available to download from eTeach. Please note CV’s will not be accepted for this post.

Closing date: Wednesday 20th February

Interview Date: 26th/27th February

Start Date: As soon as possible

Highfield Leadership Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory clearances including references, DBS checks, health clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Essential educational requirements

A degree qualification (2ii or above)

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status.
Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.

Essential skills and experience

Senior leadership in a school setting.
Track record of outstanding learning and teaching practice.
Ability to teach up to GCSE Level.
Successful and sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement.
Developing and leading the implementation of strategies to sustain whole school/college improvement.
Developing and implementing whole-school intervention strategies to sustain and enhance outstanding attainment.

Employee benefits

Competitive Salaries
Local Government Terms & Conditions and Pension Scheme
Healthcare cash plan
Cycle to work scheme


About Highfield Leadership Academy

Highfield Leadership Academy in Blackpool, Lancashire is a 1200 place, 11-16 secondary school and is part of Star Academies. We joined Star on 1 April 2016 and like all Star schools, “Leadership” is our specialism. As a designated Leadership Academy, we are keen to ensure our pupils are offered encouragement and a wealth of opportunities to develop their natural skills, abilities and potential. We actively provide learning opportunities to teach performance leadership skills through project-based learning and community work. We ensure our pupils develop essential academic skills in line with our Trust mission to promote educational excellence, character development and service to communities.

Address
Highfield Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 3JZ
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Highfield Leadership Academy website (opens in a new window)