Vice Principal - Education, East Sussex

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The Eastbourne AcademyEast Sussex

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Start date: 01.09.2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale: Point 17 - 21
Contract term: Permanent

 Vice Principal - Education

 September 2019

Salary range: Leadership scale 17-21

Swale Academies Trust is seeking to appoint, for September 2019, an experienced and dynamic leader to the role of Vice Principal at Eastbourne Academy. 

The role is an exciting opportunity to join an established team that will embark upon the next stage of the journey towards outstanding for the Academy.

 Appointed to the role of 'Vice-Principal of Education', you will already have experience of a leadership role that has encompassed significant responsibility for improving teaching and learning across a major part of your current school.

This new role will combine elements of  pedagogy and practice, along with aspects of curriculum and outcomes.  The exact outline of the responsibilities will be agreed with the successful candidate but will be aligned closely to the new OFSTED framework and the implementation aspect of the 'Quality of Education' judgement.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who will be ambitious for our whole school community. The Vice Principal will be accountable to the Principal, the Governing Body and the executive leaders of the trust.

In return, you will be offered a competitive salary along with outstanding CPD at a senior level across the Trust. 

Swale Academies Trust has 9 secondary Academies across Kent and East Sussex that are either supported by, or are part of the Trust.  We pride ourselves on our track record of school improvement with a flourishing matrix of  leadership networks and huge potential for leaders at all levels to contribute to, as well as learn from, system leadership.

The Eastbourne Academy Ofsted report (January 2017) confirmed once again that we are a Good school. The Lead Inspector commented: “Pupils are immensely proud of their school and are keen to learn.” We have regularly won awards for national achievement and our rebuilding programme which was completed in 2013 -14  means you will be working in state of the art facilities. We operate a one to one iPad scheme for students and staff and this year obtained the second highest Progress 8 score in Eastbourne with our Year 11 students.

To discuss the role further please contact D Trimmer, Director of Secondary for Swale Academies Trust on 07539 410904 or Victoria Stevens, Principal at Eastbourne Academy on 01323 514900 (Ext 211)

We strongly recommend all interested candidates come and visit The Academy and meet our students and staff . Visits can be arranged at any time, or preferably on  Monday 1st April and Tuesday 2nd April, by contacting Mrs Melanie Hopkins, the Principal’s P.A.& HR Manager, by telephone (01323 514906) or by e-mail on

To apply for the post, please complete our online application form which can be found via the Join Us - Vacancy section of our website.

Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Shortlisting:       Friday 26th April 2019

Interviews:        Thursday 2nd May 2019

The Eastbourne Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about The Eastbourne Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Brodrick Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9RQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1323 514900
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