Vice Principal, Slough

Closing date:Expiring today

Grove AcademySlough

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Unique opportunity for a senior leader to work in a new all through school

Grove Academy is an all through school which opened in 2017 with both primary and secondary classes and will grow each year to a full capacity of 1,940 including a 6th form. 

Our project-based curriculum is developing via ‘Big Questions’ and enables all pupils to place their learning within a real-life context with concrete experiences. We are working closely with local businesses and organisations to ensure that our new people leave Grove Academy with the skills and character for their future, along with those that employers seek.

Grove is attempting to blur the lines between primary and secondary so that we can learn from the best practices of both. As a result, staff can work with colleagues from different phases and help us shape a unique offer for our pupils. Our new school building has been designed to ensure that we can work as one caring and learning community.         

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious secondary school leader to join the school to work closely with the Principal and take a lead role in driving standards and expectations across the whole school. The vacancy is ideal for a dedicated and talented school leader to develop further on their journey towards headship. Although we are looking for a person with secondary experience, this role is a whole school one and the ideal candidate is one who can help us develop our ethos of ‘One School, One Community, One Vision’

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that they: 

  • Have significant and successful experience as an Assistant Head or Deputy Head (or equivalent) in a secondary school.
  • Have experience of having worked successfully in at least one school in an urban, multi-cultural setting, teaching students from a variety of backgrounds.  
  • Have strong leadership skills to contribute to the success of the Grove Academy learning community. 
  • Are able to embed effective strategies that establish high standards across the school to ensure that all young people achieve and attain the best that they can. 

For an application pack please contact jobs@groveacademy.co.uk 

Visits are strongly encouraged and to arrange please email or phone 01753 517359. The Principal Ms Andrea Fricker is keen to meet all prospective candidates. 

Closing Date: 19th March 2019 

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March 2019

Unique collaboration

Grove Academy is the second school in the SASH Education Trust, which was set up by the Slough Association of Secondary Head teachers (SASH) as a vehicle for providing different choices for Slough families. As a result Grove has a unique, expert backing of professional colleagues and the support of our fellow trust school.  

Grove Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Grove Academy is part of the SASH Education Trust, which is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 07956692. Registered in England and Wales. Registered Offices: Ditton Park Academy, Kings Reach, Slough, SL3 7UX



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Wellington Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1YG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1753 517359
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Unique curriculum

Grove Academy is the first all-through school to open in Slough and provides high quality education for 4 to 18 year olds. Grove is the second school to emerge from the unique collaboration of secondary schools in Slough. They creat...