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Employer The Bristol Brunel Academy
Location Bristol, City of
Salary L22-L26 - £65,364 - £72,089
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018 or sooner

Joining us, you will bring a leadership experience and acumen that will accelerate our journey towards ‘Outstanding’, as well as a tenacity that exudes the gravitas of the role. As the sole Vice Principal, with responsibility for Academy Improvement, it provides the perfect opportunity for preparation for the next step into headship. Each of the previous four post holders have been promoted to Principal positions both within and beyond the Cabot Learning Federation.

Joining a strong leadership team, a dynamic staff and a vibrant student cohort, you will benefit from a state-of-the-art PFI build that facilitates a calm and positive learning environment. The Bristol Brunel Academy Council provides a high level of challenge and support which accelerates our improvement journey. Our reputation is strong both in the community and beyond which is reflected in the fact that we are over-subscribed for the third successive year.

Our Academy Improvement Plan is divided into five Core Aims each lead by a team of two - an Assistant Principal and an Associate Assistant Principal, thus supporting the capacity to lead on these large areas and providing clear succession planning for each. You will lead on Core Aim 1, Academy Improvement - setting high standards for every student and staff member, creating a reflective, self-evaluating and therefore self-improving Academy.

The Core Aims are as follows:

1: Academy Improvement – Vice Principal

2: Teaching & Learning

3: Outcomes

4: Culture & Ethos

5: Post 16 – Head of Post 16 and Principal Post 16

Our Culture & Ethos Core Aim will provide the learning environment for students to thrive and achieve academic, sporting and artistic success. 

Our Outcomes Core Aim relentlessly pursues the curriculum, assessment and raising achievement strategies that enable students to accelerate their trajectory. 

Our Teaching Core Aim empowers classroom practitioners to achieve precision for students to make outstanding progress towards their end goal, achieved through personalised CPD and research into the methods that have the greatest impact. 

We seek to ‘get everyday right and get the future right’ through focusing on the operational detail as well as maintaining focus on the wider strategic direction of the Academy. The role draws together the unique opportunity to run the site day-to-day as well as to deliver the strategic vision for the Academy through each of the Core Aims. The ability to lead through others is fundamental to this role to amplify impact across the academy.

We set extremely high expectations in every aspect of our work and deliver on these through consistency and rigour. An ethic of excellence and humility will run through every aspect of the successful candidate’s work and the Vice Principal will model outstanding professional standards throughout their daily practice. As leaders, we embody our slogan ‘Deeply committed to high standards and striving for excellence’.

The Cabot Learning Federation offers a wealth of benefits including access to the NPQH through our licensed provision; the opportunity to be involved in the CLF Vice Principal network and working alongside leading national figures in the education sector. You will also receive outstanding development opportunities to further your career.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Assessment day and interviews: w/c 10th July 2017

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

The Cabot Learning Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK and a child disqualification check. The checks will also include an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

About the employer

Bristol Brunel Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Speedwell, Bristol. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a multi-academy trust called Cabot Learning Foundation, a partnership of 15...

Information about The Bristol Brunel Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Speedwell Road
BS15 1NU
United Kingdom
+44 117 377 2701