Assistant Principal, Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Cowes Enterprise CollegeCowes, Isle of Wight

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,234-£56,434
Contract term: Permanent


for September 2019

Leadership Scale Points 11 - 15

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic, driven professionals to join our inspirational Trust.

We are seeking candidates who have the highest of expectations for themselves and others, with excellent inter-personal skills who can realise the highest possible quality of leadership to support our educational vision. Your strong leadership will enable the organisation to achieve the best possible outcomes for all of our students.

In return for drive and commitment, we will offer an excellent package of professional development opportunities and expect a successful candidate to support this ambition and have aspirations to secure senior leadership at the highest of levels and who can offer the very best experiences for students, both in and out of the classroom.

The role of Assistant Principal is to provide proactive support to the Principal/Vice Principal/Governors to ensure that the leadership and management of the Academy operate at the most effective level possible.

The Assistant Principal will work collaboratively and closely with the other members of the SLT to lead on central aspects of the leadership and management of the Academy. Specific responsibilities of the post will be agreed on appointment reflecting the experience and expertise of the successful candidate and the needs of the Academy, however the role is currently anticipated to include leadership of learning and behaviour for learning.

Cowes Enterprise College is a successful and happy school. Each year our results are our best ever and this strong trajectory is set to continue. We benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and are part of the Ormiston Academies Trust, a Trust determined to ensure that all young people have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills. 

Cowes Enterprise College is located in the internationally famous town of Cowes, regarded as the world’s premier yachting centre, sitting at the northernmost point of the Isle of Wight. Cowes hosts both a passenger and car ferry terminal and the Academy is in easy commuting distance from the south coast, with the fast catamaran service taking 25 minutes and being located just a few minutes’ walk from the Academy. The town also boasts house prices two thirds of those of similar properties elsewhere in the south of England and is only 2 hours door to door from Central London.

“The principal and her team are dedicated to ensuring that pupils reach their full potential. They leave no stone unturned in their determination to remove barriers to learning and raise standards of achievement.” (OFSTED, 2017)

“The school’s distinctive ethos is summed up in the ‘heart’ values of honesty, empowerment, awareness, responsibility and trust. Leaders’ strong promotion of these vales has contributed significantly to the caring, calm climate in the school.” (OFSTED, 2017)

“This is an excellent local school and I am proud that my children attend Cowes.” (Parent View, 2017)

We can offer:

  • A friendly and positive working environment
  • Motivated students who are a pleasure to teach
  • State of the art and inspirational facilities
  • A dynamic role encompassing leadership of teaching and learning 
  • Exciting opportunities for professional and career development for all staff
  • The development and potential future leadership of CEC as an aspiring Teaching School 

This post is suitable for experienced senior leaders looking to develop and make a difference in an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with Aspiring Teaching School status which is strengthening year on year.

Closing date: Monday 18th March 2019

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Cowes Enterprise College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Part of Ormiston Academies Trust, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8HB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1983 203103
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