Vice Principal, Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Cowes Enterprise CollegeCowes, Isle of Wight

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Leadership Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Responsibility for Teaching and Learning

Required for September 2018 or January 2019

Competitive salary based on skills and experience with attractive relocation package 

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational and creative leader to play a crucial role in the further development of our academy at a time of innovation and growth. We are looking to appoint a dynamic and forward thinking Vice Principal with a strong track record at leadership level. 

You will have the highest of expectations for yourself and others and have excellent inter-personal skills. You will be joining a team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals who are relentless in their determination to offer the very best experiences for students, both in and out of the classroom.

Cowes Enterprise College is a successful and happy school. Each year our results are our best ever and this strong trajectory is set to continue. We benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and are part of the Ormiston Academies Trust, a Trust determined to ensure that all young people have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills. 

Cowes Enterprise College is located in the internationally famous town of Cowes, regarded as the world’s premier yachting centre, sitting at the northernmost point of the Isle of Wight. Cowes hosts both a passenger and car ferry terminal and the Academy is in easy commuting distance from the south coast, with the fast catamaran service taking 25 minutes and being located just a few minutes’ walk from the Academy. The town also boasts house prices two thirds of those of similar properties elsewhere in the south of England and is only 2 hours door to door from Central London.

“The principal and her team are dedicated to ensuring that pupils reach their full potential. They leave no stone unturned in their determination to remove barriers to learning and raise standards of achievement.” (OFSTED, 2017)

“The school’s distinctive ethos is summed up in the ‘heart’ values of honesty, empowerment, awareness, responsibility and trust. Leaders’ strong promotion of these vales has contributed significantly to the caring, calm climate in the school.” (OFSTED, 2017)

“This is an excellent local school and I am proud that my children attend Cowes.” (Parent View, 2017)

We can offer:

  • A friendly and positive working environment
  • Motivated students who are a pleasure to teach
  • State of the art and inspirational facilities
  • A dynamic role encompassing leadership of teaching and learning 
  • Exciting opportunities for professional and career development for all staff
  • The development and potential future leadership of CEC as an aspiring Teaching School 

This post is suitable for experienced senior leaders looking to develop and make a difference in an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with Aspiring Teaching School status which is strengthening year on year.

Closing date: Friday 27th April 2018

Interviews will take place: Thursday 3rd May and Friday 4th May 2018

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Cowes Enterprise College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Part of Ormiston Academies Trust, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8HB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1983 203103
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Rachel Kitley

Cowes Enterprise College is a non-denominational, non-selective secondary school with a Sixth Form, welcoming girls and boys from all backgrounds from the lsle of Wight community.  This is a time of great innovation and f...