Assistant Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning and Key Stage 3, Central London

Closing date:

Westminster AcademyCentral London

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12-L16
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Westminster Academy specialises in International Business and Enterprise. It serves a multi-ethnic community in Central London, and at the heart of our approach is the personalised curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile. 

At Westminster Academy we believe that education is success. By providing all of our students with a world-class education, we prepare them to be competitive on the international stage. We strive to be the best in every field, as is demonstrated in achieving our ‘Outstanding’ status. As a member of staff at a fast-paced, forward-thinking organisation, you will genuinely be changing lives.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our vibrant and thriving Academy for an outstanding Assistant Vice Principal who is inspirational, dynamic, innovative and ready for the challenge of joining an exceptional senior leadership team in the sixth most deprived constituency in the country and therefore making a genuine difference to the young people in our community. We are searching for an applicant who is well qualified, driven, ambitious for Headship within the next four to five years and has the ability to hit the ground running. You should have a passion for Teaching and Learning, along with a portfolio of excellent results.

In this role, you will work closely with the Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning to raise the standard of lessons across the Academy. You will also be responsible for overseeing Key Stage Three, including the transition of new students into the Academy, and line managing subject departments as required. A strong vision and evidence of exciting and creative leadership are essential. 

Are you that special leader? We are looking for someone who:

  • is passionate about improving the quality of teaching and learning across the school
  • maintains uncompromisingly high expectations for themselves, staff and students
  • believes in the Academy’s vision, values and ethos
  • has a proven track record of improving progress and outcomes for students
  • has experience delivering inspirational INSET and CPD
  • is an inspirational leader, a measured risk-taker and a self-starter

What we offer:

  • a key leadership role in a unique and high-performing Academy
  • an innovative educational concept
  • an excellent programme of continuing professional development
  • the opportunity to develop personally and professionally
  • the chance to shape the future of the academy
  • the opportunity to work with a talented group of teachers and leaders
  • the chance to work with an ambitious group of students
  • an excellent staff wellbeing programme
  • a unique Academy working with autonomy, supported by committed and dedicated sponsors

For further details and an application form, please visit:


Closing date: 3 October 2017 

Interview date: w/c 9 October 2017 

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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More about Westminster Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Sir Naim Dangoor Centre, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7121 0600
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