Vice Principal - Pastoral, Oxfordshire

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Oxford Spires AcademyOxfordshire

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Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £57,986 - £68,851 per year (L15-22)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Oxford Spires Academy is a unique and remarkable Academy. We provide an excellent education to 1300 students aged 11-19. We are situated within a vibrant and diverse part of East Oxford and we have grown rapidly over the last 3 years. We are the first choice school within our local community and as a result we are heavily oversubscribed each year. 

The schools mission is to be a beacon of educational excellence.  We believe that all students are capable of making outstanding progress and attaining the highest level, whatever their starting point. We do not make excuses for our students: we firmly believe that there are no barriers to achievement that cannot be overcome by a determined and resilient student and a supportive school team.  

We believe in providing exceptional education for local children, our inspirational teaching and fantastic relationships provide and create a safe, supportive and challenging environment where students can flourish. We are relentless in our pursuit of the small things that we believe might have a big impact on our school culture, environment, ethos and our students’ attitude to learning, we set exemplary standards and aspirational goals. We believe in strong relationships, pride, community, family and support and every member of our staff is a role model to our young people.

We are extremely proud to be a multicultural, multi-faith community. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and student population and we encourage students to celebrate their own heritage but equally to be proud British citizens. The bedrock on which our school community is built is the excellent relationships between staff and students and between students themselves. 

The Role 

Due to the promotion of the current post holder to associate Headteacher, we are now able to offer this rare opportunity to join our forward thinking and dedicated senior team. We are seeking a highly qualified teacher and leader to take on the role of Vice Principal Pastoral. This is a key appointment for our Academy, as such, the successful candidate will play an integral part in determining and shaping our future strategic direction and support the school on its on-going journey towards Outstanding.  This is a permanent, full-time position from September 2020. 

To apply for this role, forward a completed application form and covering letter to Marianne Blake Principal of Oxford Spires Academy (Details can be found in the Recruitment pack)  If you would like, to arrange a conversation or visit to the Academy, please contact Sandra Jaggers, Principal’s PA- sjaggers@oxfordspiresacademy.org.

Application Process

Anthem Schools Trust and Oxford Spires Academy invite applications from suitably qualified applicants for the post of Vice Principal (Pastoral). 

If you would like to join our outstanding team and apply for this post, please complete our application form in full and attach a letter of application and use this opportunity to show your suitability for this post as outlined in the job description and personal specification and tell us why you want to join us at Oxford Spires Academy. 

Details and time frames in regards to our application process are shown in the grid below:

Application Window 18 March to 15 April 2020

(Please submit your applications to Sandra Jaggers- details below)

School Visits/telecom with Principal available Week commencing Monday 16 March to Friday 27 March 2020

(If you unable to visit the school on the above dates, please contact the school to arrange an alternative visit or conversation with the Principal)

Shortlisting Week commencing 20 April 2020

Notification to Candidates 22 April 2020

Interviews Week commencing 27 April 2020






More about Oxford Spires Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Glanville Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2AU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 428200
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