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Assistant Principal - Humanities or Science specialist

Charles Read AcademyLincolnshire

Do you want to be part of a family team who are committed to working together to deliver opportunities for all – and that genuinely cherishes individuality and celebrates creativity – based in a rural setting?

We require, for a September 2021 start, an inspiring and dynamic leader who has the passion and commitment to work as part of a team dedicated to achieving outstanding outcomes for all. This post carries significant responsibility.  The successful candidate will provide strong leadership as part of SLT and drive up standards, ensuring good and outstanding provision and outcomes for every student with particular reference to your specialist Faculty.

Depending on your specialism, you will also be accountable for the Science and Technology departments or work within the Humanities team (teaching Geography).

The specific duties of the role are flexible and will be adapted, if needed, to suit the experience of the successful candidate; possible roles include curriculum and timetabling, data and outcomes.

The responsibilities of the Assistant Principal may vary overtime to suit the needs of the school or to allow staff wider experience and professional development.  

The successful candidate will have leadership experience and be ready to take the next step into the Senior Leadership team. They will have the expertise and initiative to promote outstanding provision and create an academically rigorous and supportive environment for all students.

Whilst the initial role is in Charles Read Academy in time there is great scope to progress to different schools and roles across the Trust allowing staff opportunities for Post-16 teaching, leadership positions and the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities as appropriate.

Depending on the specialism of the successful candidate, other opportunities will be available ie if we recruit a Humanities specialist, we will be seeking a Head of Department (Science) and science applicants will be asked if they wish to be considered for this alternative role.

About our Academy

The Charles Read Academy is an 11-16 school in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire and it serves the villages between Stamford, Bourne and Grantham. In 2016, we were ranked one of the most improved secondary schools in the country in the performance tables and were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in January 2017.

We have a strong sense of purpose and are fervently committed to the achievement of every individual. We aim to provide a high-quality education in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. We encourage all students to embody our values of confidence, resilience, ambition, courage, respect and aspiration. We are intent on developing a love of learning amongst our students, offering them a broad and balanced curriculum, enhanced by a range of enrichment activities designed to support their personal growth. We encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning.

We are ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We are very proud of our community and believe we offer something genuinely different and exciting for those who join us. Our rural setting allows us the privilege of working in a stimulating and dynamic   school that, combined with our co-educational ethos and smaller size, engenders a culture that genuinely cherishes individuality, aims to instil creativity and independence and celebrates open-minded thinking. Underpinned by our values of Confidence, Resilience, Ambition, Courage, and Aspiration we are student focused and we believe that there are no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement.  We have high expectations of our students and staff, high aspirations for them and demonstrate complete belief in them all.  

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Has the capacity to generate energy and enthusiasm for learning
  • Will be able to raise achievement through motivating, challenging and inspiring our students; 
  • Will be a reflective and resilient practitioner;
  • Will have a commitment to inclusion; 
  • Will help foster a culture of high expectations and achievement within the department; 
  • Will have a commitment to the school’s ethos and vision;
  • Will be able to establish strong relationships with students and staff ;
  • Will model professional standards across all areas of work.

About The Trust

Our schools work as a team and achieve great things through these partnerships. Our subject specialists, our trust-wide intranet, a common curriculum and our online learning resources all help us share knowledge and expertise simplifying work processes allowing staff to focus on high quality teaching.

We value our staff highly, and take work/life balance seriously; we realise a happy staff is an effective staff. The leadership of this Academy is determined to create an environment where teachers can carry out their core role of delivering excellent lessons.  We have a clear and simple behaviour policy that is easy to administer.  If action is needed beyond the basic classroom routines the pastoral and senior teams take the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf. 

In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals and as such we have:

·         No unannounced observations

·         No lesson grading

·         Meeting and INSET day time for joint team planning

Continuing Professional Development and Support

We aim to bring out the best in you as well as in our students and we understand the importance of quality CPD. Charles Read offers a range of development opportunities, with both internal and external providers for staff at different stages in their career.  We are responsive to staff needs supporting them with training and development so that they can deliver excellent teaching.

Being part of the Trust enables us to collaborate with a range of staff, both Primary and Secondary, as well as accessing CPD from HMIs and Ofsted trained staff.  We are always keen to develop all our staff in which ever career direction they wish to go.

Ours is a warm and compassionate community where students explore their creativity and discover their passions working alongside staff who are committed to enriching the lives of their students. We really believe that we are starting to do something really special for our students.

Apply now

Please include, in your application, an outline of how your skills and experience are relevant to this role and make evident how you will carry it out with distinction.

To complete our application form, please visit our website.   Please note we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.

​​​​​​​Charles Read Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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