Vice Principal UTC Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Job description

We are looking for a competent Vice Principal to join our SLT team commencing in September 2020. The successful applicant will be joining a leadership team during an exciting period of growth and continued development for the college. As part of this, I am only seeking excellent teachers, ideally with a background in science or mathematics, who are dynamic individuals, keen to lead key areas of the college.
As a college we pride ourselves on our willingness to question establish educational routines and further improve our practice; a successful applicant will demonstrate a desire to lead in this areas, as well as being a confident and highly organised team player.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status
Relevant recent professional development
STEM subject specialism
Studying or ready to apply for NPQH
Further study or action research on leadership across a school
Evidence of leadership development across schools or cross phase

Essential qualifications

Strong academic background. PGCE, QTS/QTLS

Essential skills and experience

Provides inspirational leadership with a full commitment to inclusion and high standards
Leads by example and committed to promoting the school’s vision and values to students, staff, governors, parents and local community
Able to manage change
Thinks strategically, builds and communicates a collaborative and coherent vision in a range of compelling ways
Demonstrates excellent knowledge of current curriculum initiatives and developments and their potential impact on the leadership of the school
Demonstrates personal enthusiasm for and commitment to the learning process
Understands the principles and practice of outstanding teaching and learning
Fosters an open, fair, equitable culture and manages conflict with a positive outcome
Puts children and their well being at the heart of all decisions and actions

Employee benefits

What can we offer you?
- a modern, purpose built and well equipped college
- state of the art facilities and resources
- the opportunity to teach and work with highly motivated students and parents
- a small, cohesive and mutually supportive staff team
- access to the Teacher Pension Scheme
- established links to employer partners and access to new and emerging partners
- access to an online Employee Benefits Portal offering access to a - wide range of discounts and offers
- access to an Employee Assistance Programme offering personal, physical, emotional and wellbeing advice and guidance

About UTC Portsmouth

UTC Portsmouth presents a modern and very different opportunity in the area for teachers and students alike. Our students have made a conscious decision to choose us over their existing school or other FE options. They are passionate about science, technology (including computing), engineering and maths (STEM) while we also ensure a sound academic base through the high quality provision of GCSE and A Level English. They have been attracted by the opportunity to work with a wide range of committed employer partners and alongside like-minded students, both through their academic studies and through a range of employer-led projects. They expect to be taught by excellent teachers, and want to learn and be successful academically and professionally. Leading and teaching in UTC Portsmouth will be challenging. But, it is highly rewarding, as many of our teachers have already found and you have the opportunity to shape UTC Portsmouth as it develops and, more importantly, shape the futures of many young people.

London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9DU
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