Principal, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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University Church of England Academy - Ellesmere PortEllesmere Port, Cheshire

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L28 (£75,708) – L34 (£87,693) with an additional 10% non-contractual performance based bonus.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Principal UCE Academy Ellesmere Port

Start date: April 2018 or as soon as possible

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 9am.

Salary: L28 (£75,708) – L34 (£87,693) with an additional 10% non-contractual performance based bonus. 

University Church of England Academy (UCEA) is a dynamic and ambitious 11-19 Academy, with 716 students currently on roll, in Ellesmere Port, sponsored by the University of Chester. It opened in 2009 on two sites and moved in to a state-of-art new building in November 2012, which provides a bright, motivational and inspirational learning environment. The Academy is ideally located near to the centre of the town and its outstanding facilities are allowing it to have an increasingly positive influence on the wider community. 

The Academy has made progress on many fronts since opening but in April 2017 was judged by OFSTED as Special Measures. There is now a very clear strategic plan to improve this situation which is being driven by the Sponsor, the University of Chester Academies Trust, (UCAT). 

Importantly, the Academy values of respect, determination, ambition, leadership, integrity and reconciliation are at the heart of everything it does and there is a tangible desire amongst the staff to do the very best for the young people. This includes supporting them in achieving their best in qualifications and developing the character and skills that will bring success in further study and throughout life. It is the team ethos and commitment to learning that provides the solid platform for success and will see the Academy develop into the successful organisation that all stakeholders want it to be. 

The Sponsor and Local Governing Body recognise the many challenges that lie ahead and are now looking to appoint a new Principal to harness the many strengths of the Academy and lead it to a confident and sustainable future. This is an outstanding opportunity for the new Principal to drive improvement and create a vision for the future that engages students, staff, parents/carers and the community. 

If you are an experienced senior leader in a secondary setting, with a successful track record of sustained improvement and a determination to maximise the opportunities available then this role offers an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself in a new environment. Highly motivated and driven, applicants must have an in depth knowledge of excellence in secondary education, a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and should have the creativity and vision to inspire and lead change but also the focus to ensure successful outcomes are reached. You will need a ‘can-do’ attitude that can inspire and engage students, staff and the local community and will actively promote and nurture the Christian ethos and values. 

You will be confident with holding staff accountable and also being accountable for the Academy outcomes, the successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of the qualities required for effective school leadership. You must be confident and positive and have the skills to build relationships with a wide variety of external partners. Above all you will share the Trust’s passion and belief that children, their learning and developing their potential is at the heart of all decisions

UCEA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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More about University Church of England Academy - Ellesmere Port
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: 164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 350 6053
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The University of Chester believes that people from all backgrounds should be given the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. It is therefore the proud and enthusiastic Lead Sponsor for Ellesmere Port's Academy.

Under the Academy scheme...