Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst
Salary: L37 £99,424 to L42 £112,391 depending on experience
Required for September 2020
Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst (previously CTC Kingshurst Academy) is an 11 to 18 school in Kinghurst, North Solihull, West Midlands, England. It was the only City Technology College to offer post-16 pupils the opportunity to study the International Baccalaureate instead of A-Levels alongside GNVQ’s and BTECs in various subjects. Now, whilst offering a broad and balanced curriculum for 11-16 pupils, it maintains an offer for post-16 pupils with a blend of A Levels, instead of the IB, and continues with BTECs.
The school accommodates over 1,330 pupil pupil of all abilities from 11 to 19 years of age. It is situated on the eastern outskirts of Birmingham in the suburb of Kingshurst, North Solihull. The College serves the East Birmingham and North Solihull areas.
In 2018, CTC Kingshurst Academy joined Tudor Grange Academies Trust, a MAT (Multi-Academy Trust) that consists of 10 schools, offering either Primary or Secondary education. The trust was formed by its founding school, Tudor Grange Academy Solihull. Having joined the trust, CTC Kingshurst Academy was renamed and is now known as Tudor Grange Academy, Kingshurst.
The school has benefitted from a year of increasing stability since joining the Trust. The staff, pupils, governors and community are fully committed to improving outcomes and ambitious to see the school become a beacon of success in the region.
The School requires a leader who can make improvements in progress and sustain the transformational cultural change that has been started. The successful applicant will be an exceptional person with the inspirational leadership skills and the experience to manage and lead the School’s future development. The post is for an Executive Principal who will be solely based at Kingshurst for a three-year period in order to sustain improvement and upskill a very talented and committed senior leadership team. The post-holder should have strong talent management skills; a key responsibility of the role will be to develop leaders who have the potential for Headship. After a three year period we intend to appoint a substantive Principal for the school so that the Executive Principal can provide the Trust with more capacity: working alongside the CEO and other Executive Leaders to influence change and improvement.
We are looking to appoint a leader who:
• has the highest aspirations for our pupils pupil and who can inspire both them and staff to achieve great things and lead happy fulfilling lives
• develop a talented senior leadership team and sustain change and progress in three-year period, moving the school out of category
In order to achieve this, we expect that the leader appointed will:
• Be a role model, a champion of learning
• Have proven experience in raising standards of attainment for all pupils, including having extensive knowledge and experience of the effective use of data for root cause analysis and shaping successful strategic intervention
• Have a track record of leading successful change at a whole school level
• Set the highest expectations for both staff and pupils, empowering them to give of their best; ‘good is not good enough’
• Build excellent relationships with pupils, staff, parents and governors
• Maintain the professional respect of colleagues and so create a clear, visible and distinctive team ethic
• Work collaboratively with other schools and partners – in the Trust and beyond
• Be enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with the Trust
• Show solid financial acumen, managing the School’s resources so that it works within its means
• Display a sense of humour, warmth, humility, energy, stamina and resilience
In seeking to realise the vision for the School, the Executive Principal would be expected to carry out the following key responsibilities. Lists of this sort can only ever be indicative. The order of the tasks listed here should not be taken to imply an order of importance, nor should this list be read as complete or inclusive.
HOW TO APPLY
Date of the first publication of this advertisement: Thursday, 28th November 2019
Closing date for applications: 12:00pm, Monday, 6th January 2020
Shortlisting: Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Interview dates: Thursday, 16th January 2020 and
Friday, 17th January 2020
Required from: 1st September 2020 (or earlier by negotiation)
If you decide to apply for this post would you please complete the application form and submit a formal letter of application. The formal letter of application must be no longer than three sides of A4 and should address the selection criteria details in the Person Specification (pages 6 and 7).
Please return your completed application, by email only, to Mrs Dot Green, PA to the CEO at:
If you would like any additional information about this post, or wish to have an informal conversation, or visit the School before the 6th January 2020, please contact Dot Green using the email address given above.
The recruitment process will robustly seek to establish the commitment of candidates to support the School’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or who are otherwise unsuited to work with them.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service as well as the usual medical health checks.