Vice Principal

The Spires College, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PE

9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£64,143 - £70,744

Pay scale

L18 – L22

Vice Principal job summary

We are seeking an inspiring, intelligent and ambitious leader to join our senior leadership team and to support the College’s ongoing success. We are looking to appoint a Vice Principal to lead on assessment and outcomes across the College.

Candidates will be capable, articulate and dedicated to bringing positive outcomes for young people in our school community. Above all else, they must be excellent teachers and act with integrity at all times. We are passionate about teaching and learning and would love to hear from you if you share our belief in the power of education to transform lives.

We offer:

  • the opportunity to be part of a successful and supportive Senior Leadership Team;
  • excellent professional development and a wide range of professional opportunities, including significant leadership development opportunities towards headship;
  • the opportunity to work to your own initiative whilst receiving ample guidance and support;
  • the opportunity to engage in high quality leadership coaching;
  • an exciting and stimulating place to work in a friendly environment;
  • a modern, purpose-built building and excellent facilities.

The successful applicant will:

  • be an excellent practitioner in the classroom;
  • have a proven track record of school improvement at a senior level;
  • have experience of leading teams and improving outcomes;
  • have a strong understanding of assessment and its uses;
  • have experience of using data to good effect;
  • have proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others;
  • have an up to date knowledge of the emerging issues in school leadership;
  • be a committed, highly-competent, reflective and resilient individual;
  • have a sense of humour and good interpersonal and communication skills.

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 School with a bilateral stream. We are a friendly, caring school which puts the needs of our children at the heart of all we do.

For further details about the post including details of how to apply, please see the attached brochure.

The closing date for applications is 3 pm on Thursday 6 October 2022.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October 2022.


The College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. As a School we are committed the professional development of our staff and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners.



Applying for the job

Please see the attached brochure for more details about the role and the college, including how to apply.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Spires College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1109 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01803 400660

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 school with a bilateral selective stream.

The College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. As a School we are committed the professional development of our staff and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners.

The College is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.

Arranging a visit to The Spires College

We would love to speak to you about the role or welcome you for a visit. Please contact us to arrange this. Details are in the brochure.

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