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Assistant Vice Principal / Head of House

Haberdashers' Abraham DarbyTelford and Wrekin

Required for September 2021

Salary negotiable depending on experience 

Haberdashers' Abraham Darby is an 11-18 mixed school which opened in 2008. We are part of the Haberdashers' Adams’ Federation linked with Haberdashers’ Adams in Newport. We are located within a short distance from the picturesque River Severn and Ironbridge Gorge, not far from Telford and Shrewsbury, with good motorway links to both the M6 and M54.  Moving into a new state of the art, technology rich building in July 2012, our facilities and working environment for both pupils and staff are excellent.

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Vice Principal/Head of House (with responsibility for Character Development) who fits with the ethos of our school and is passionate about pastoral care and high standards. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure outstanding leadership and management within the academy and will also lead our agenda to develop ‘character’ through our INSIGHT programme by evidencing the organisation and impact of the Academy’s personal development offer.

Our pastoral system is based around four Houses, each of which is organised into mentor groups in years 7-13.  Houses each have an identity and compete in sport and other activities. The Head of House builds team spirit, strives to know every child and their family, sets out the standards for behaviour and achievement and ensures that students develop in a comfortable and safe environment.  Each Head of House is supported by a Deputy Head of House. There is a designated area in the school building which houses all the pastoral team.

This post has arisen due to the promotion of the existing post holder.

The post is open to both teaching and support staff. 

A candidate information pack and an application form are available by clicking on the relevant supporting documents below or from the Academy website by clicking on the following link:

Closing Date is 3.30pm on Monday 17th May 2021

Interviews will be held w/c 24th May.  We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Completed applications should be emailed to the HR Manager / PA to the Principal, Ms D J Tudor:  

Potential candidates are also welcome to contact Lee Hadley (Principal) for an informal discussion -email:

If you have any further questions about the post please don't hesitate to contact us!

Haberdashers' Abraham Darby is committed to protecting children and young people. All posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

HABERDASHERS' ABRAHAM DARBY - Ironbridge Road Madeley Telford TF7 5HX

The Haberdashers’ Adams’ Federation Trust (HAFT)

Collaborating with Haberdashers' Adams Grammar School in Newport

Tel: 01952 386000


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