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Vice Principal - Culture

Nova Hreod AcademySwindon

Vice Principal - Culture

Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Highly Competitive

Closing Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Start Date: September 2021

 Location: Swindon, bordering on the Cotswolds and within commuting distance of Bristol, Bath and Oxford.

United Learning

Nova Hreod Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

Nova Hreod Academy is looking for a Vice Principal to join our Senior Leadership Team this September. If you are an experienced Assistant Principal looking to join a thriving academy, then we can offer a supportive school within a highly successful MAT. We want to hear from leaders who wish to continue the success of our academy, share our vision for providing an outstanding environment for teaching and learning and, like us, value drive, integrity, scholarship and contribution.

Your opportunity

This is an exciting leadership position which would suit a highly motivated Assistant Principal seeking a Vice Principal post within a supportive, friendly and experienced academy team. You will have a wealth of opportunities to develop as a leader within our MAT, United Learning.

What we are looking for

The successful applicant should share the values, vision and ethos of Nova Hreod: to ensure that every pupil is able to flourish academically and personally in an aspirational and supportive environment. You will help lead and manage the pastoral team who oversee behaviour, attendance, character education, safeguarding, SEND, our SuperNova extra-curricular programme, PSHE, student leadership, our house system and our tutor programme.


Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

If you are interested in this role and would like an initial

discussion with the Executive Principal, please email Jacqueline Joyce at and she will set up a telephone

conversation at a mutually convenient time.

To apply for this role, we will need you to send us:

1. A FULL UP-TO-DATE CV, which sets out your education and full work history. Please include the names and contact details for two referees.

2. A COVERING LETTER which explains your motivation for applying and outlines your suitability for the role including how you satisfy the requirements of the Person Specification. This supporting statement should be no longer than 8,000 characters.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Daria Minczak

at: no later than midday on Tuesday 2nd


We will take up references for all those candidates who proceed to interview, as well as asking for candidates to complete a standard application form.

In line with the Government’s announcement, Nova Hreod Academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions. In place of on-site interviews, applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews.

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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