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Assistant Principal

King Edward VI AcademyLincolnshire

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

We are seeking 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 a team, and be accountable for whole school teaching and learning.  They will quality assure, maintain and drive up standards ensuring good and outstanding provision and outcomes for every student in the academy. They will lead a knowledge-rich curriculum, working with others to disseminate good practice across the academy. They will work in partnership with other members of SLT in providing a high level strategic, management and operational direction for the School.  

The successful candidate will have recent, relevant experience of working in a leadership capacity either as a middle leader, having been seconded to the SLT or as a member of the SLT and will have the expertise and initiative to promote outstanding provision and create an academically rigorous and supportive environment for all students. 

About King Edward VI Academy

At King Edward VI Academy we provide our young people access to a world-class education within the David Ross Educational Trust and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

King Edward VI Academy is a mixed, mainstream, secondary school in Spilsby, Lincolnshire.   It caters to students aged 11 to 18 with a PAN of 520 students. Places are in high demand at our popular Academy leading to us being consistently well oversubscribed in every year group.

King Edward VI Academy opened in September 2012 and is sponsored by the David Ross Education Trust. It started as two separate schools, the King Edward VI Grammar School, which opened in 1550, and Sir John Franklin Secondary Modern School, which opened in 1954. The schools were combined in 1991 and began as a Humanities College and is a co-educational bi-lateral secondary school with a sixth form. 

Visions and Values

The school aims to provide a warm and caring atmosphere where every student can feel confident and valued as a member of the community. It strives to ensure every student knows that, whatever their circumstances, they can reach their full potential and achieve their individual aspirations. In order to do this, the Academy offers a wide range of different opportunities where every student can find something they excel at.


“King Edward VI Academy is a Good School.”

“Highly Skilled staff are sensitive in their approach to the care and support for pupils, this care and support is palpable”

“Pupils are making good progress. More pupils are achieving the highest grades at GCSE”

“Pupils’ interests and   talents are stretched to the limit”

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and teach a range of intervention programmes to meet the needs of students with additional needs within small intervention groups.
  • Accountable for the quality of teaching and learning and students’ progress and attainment.
  • Set high expectations for standards of teaching, learning, conduct and relationships, and model good practice
  • Plan, and deliver engaging learning activities that are differentiated to meet the needs of all students, and that stretch and challenge students to achieve their potential.
  • Responsible for target setting, tracking, monitoring student progress and achievement of students
  • Ensure effective assessment for learning, consistent recording and reporting of students’ progress and the effective use of assessment data
  • Monitoring of progress and standards of attainment through analysis of performance data in line with the academy’s assessment cycle
  • Identifying students at risk of underachieving and in need of additional support
  • Developing and implementing effective intervention strategies where required
  • Monitoring the progress made within literacy and numeracy intervention strategies
  • Monitor and evaluate all aspects of own teaching and learning, through active participation in the academy’s monitoring, evaluation and review cycle through: lesson observations; work sampling; student interviews; and written reports as necessary
  • Develop a stimulating learning environment that promotes the identity of the department and celebrates achievement of students
  • Attend meetings and parents' evenings
  • Report to parents as per the academy’s recording and reporting cycle
  • Attend staff training and INSET as required
  • Make a good contribution to the academy’s programme of enrichment and extension activities
  • Uphold all relevant academy policies and health, safety and welfare requirements
  • Supervise students during unstructured periods of recreation before, during and after school
  • To undertake any other specific or time-limited leadership or management duties as directed by the Principal

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development.

Apply Now

Apply now by completing our online application form here .  Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.  Please also submit a letter outlining how your skills and experience are relevant to this role explaining how you will carry it out with distinction.

King Edward VI 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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