Dear prospective applicant,
Thank you for expressing an interest in this key vacancy at our college. The College has been serving the community since 1950 and continues to be a ‘Good’ school after last being inspected in May 2019. The inspectorate also agreed with our self-evaluation that leadership and management was outstanding.
Our mission is simple, we want every student to be the best that they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.
This position is pivotal to achieving that as it knits together all of the support services that allows teachers to teach and students to learn. It doesn’t come without its challenges though, as leading in a climate of ever increasing accountability and diminishing resources is extremely challenging but I truly believe that when leaders lead by staying true to their values, the impossible becomes possible.
You will see from our site that our three key values permeate all that we do and have allowed us to grow from strength to strength:
Aspiration - Be the best you can be
Commitment - Do what it takes for as long as it takes
Success - Be ready to take on the world
We are not looking for someone that simply understands business, you will need to also have a love for working with children and a desire to improve their lives. We are very clear that the gender, background, colour, poverty, wealth or social status of a child should have no bearing on how well they perform and staff here work extremely hard in trying to close that gap between the different groups of students.
This is a senior role and you will be part of a team that is striving to make this college a great one. We are not only looking for someone that has the knowledge, skills and experience to do the job but also someone that aligns with our values. How we lead is as important as the direction we are taking staff in. You need to have the emotional intelligence to deal with sensitive matters with clarity as well as trusting those around you to deliver and when needed have tough love conversations to improve delivery.
We are a PFI school and outsource our major services to third parties and the successful candidate will have responsibility for the management of these on a daily basis. These are G4S for site etc, Aspens for catering and Capita for IT.
The successful applicant will be part of the senior leadership team. As Principal, it has always been my philosophy to grow and nurture new talent so that we create the next generation of leaders, it is something that I have done throughout my career, and this role will support the successful individual on their journey.
If you have high aspirations for children from deprived backgrounds and experience of delivering educational excellence by providing a high quality education for the most vulnerable of students as well the business acumen to know how external services contribute to making this happen, we would like to hear from you.
To assist you in the decision making process we have organised two information evenings, please contact my PA Jo Amey by email email@example.com to confirm your attendance:
Information Evening 1 – Monday 21st October 5.30pm
Information Evening 2 – Thursday 24th October 5.30pm
Mr F Adam