Vice Principal, Essex

Closing date:Expiring soon

Colchester AcademyEssex

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16-20
Contract term: Permanent

Culture, Character, Commitment, Currency

Colchester Academy is a thriving secondary school, looking for a passionate Vice Principal to join its thriving leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to help shape and implement the vision that will raise standards across the school. Following the promotion of the current postholder to Headship, we are looking to appoint someone intent upon driving up standards, delivering excellent teaching and inspiring the same in others, and helping lead the school towards its next exciting phase of development. 

Colchester Academy is a secondary school located in the heart of Colchester, Essex, and recently graded ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED (2018). This is an incredibly exciting time in our journey, as we are in the process of joining a local Academy Chain, South Suffolk Learning Trust (SSLT). 

We have a vibrant and energetic team of teachers who are hugely committed to all of our students. Over 50% of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and we are hugely proud of the positive difference that we make here.

We are looking for a talented, tenacious and resilient leader, committed to the best outcomes for all students, you will be highly motivated, innovative and with attention to detail. The role is leading on ‘Standards’ across the Academy, and as sole Vice Principal it will mirror the role of Principal, providing the perfect preparation for Headship itself. 

Colchester Academy and SSLT are committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, and the culture is one of equality and fairness built on relationships developed out of mutual trust and respect. 

For further information, job description and to apply please visit    

To apply for this position an application form must be completed in full. 

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Robinson, 01206 878878.

Closing date Thursday 24th January 2019  Midday

Interview date: 6th and 7th February 2019 

Salary:  Leadership Scale 16-20

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Colchester Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3JL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1206 861217
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