Assistant Head - English & Whole School Literacy, Bournemouth

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The Bishop of Winchester AcademyBournemouth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: paid on Leadership scale to be negotiated at interview
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A leadership opportunity to become Deputy Vice Principal with responsibility for English and Whole School Literacy.

The Bishop of Winchester Academy is an oversubscribed and thriving Church of England School situated in a beautiful seaside resort with seven miles of award winning golden sands on our doorstep, on the edge of the Jurassic coast with excellent transport links to London and the rest of the UK. 

This post is an opportunity to play a crucial role in ensuring that The Bishop of Winchester Academy becomes an outstanding school. The Deputy Vice Principal will be responsible to the Principal and will work alongside ALT in defining, articulating and implementing the shared vision and values of the school through effective communication and engagement with all stakeholders. It is expected that the Deputy Vice Principal will demonstrate outstanding leadership skills working under the direction of the Principal on the implementation of the strategic aims of the school.  They will work with individuals and groups to ensure the provision of a high quality education for all our students. 

The successful candidate will be joining an academy where all academy staff are driven by the mantra “high expectations - no excuses” and are determined, committed and focused on inspiring students to succeed. The academy offers free onsite parking, a brand new building with 21st century facilities where there are opportunities for internal progression at any stage of career and excellent professional development including a robust performance management policy to support all development. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Paul McKeown, the Principal, welcomes prospective applicants to visit and take a tour of our academy. For further information on the post, an application pack or to request a tour please contact: Sarah Hatton at The Bishop of Winchester Academy, Mallard Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9PW, 01202 512697 or by email to

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th September 2019, 8.00am

More about The Bishop of Winchester Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mallard Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9PW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1202 512697
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The Bishop of Winchester Academy, based in Bournemouth, Dorset, is a Church of England secondary school that prides itself on its curriculum, governance and outstanding student behaviour. Students aged 11-18 experience teaching in new state-of-the-ar...