Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality

Loreto Sixth Form CollegeManchester

Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality 

As a member of the senior leadership team, the successful post holder will provide support to the Principal in providing leadership to the College, empowering and encouraging the College community to live out its Mission and commitment to Gospel values as expressed in the core values of Mary Ward, our founder. 

Supporting in the strategic development and overseeing the operational management of the College, the post holder will contribute to the overall management of the College and to the achievement of its mission. 

The post holder will also be responsible for planning, reviewing and managing the delivery of the College’s curriculum offer as well as having responsibility for student achievement, attendance and retention, quality assurance and quality improvement procedures. 

Salary will be points L18 to L22 of the Sixth Form College’s Association Leadership pay scale (currently £72,879 - £80,132 per annum) depending on experience. 

This is a reserved post which means that the applicant must be a practicing Catholic in order to apply. 

For further details please visit our website: www.loreto.ac.uk/current-vacancies/, or call 0161 226 5156. 

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Loreto Sixth Form College is located in Hulme, a mile south of the centre of Manchester and very close to Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University, with excellent transport links. 

It is a part of an international network of Catholic schools and colleges established by the Loreto Sisters. It works under the Loreto English Trust Board. All the Loreto schools and colleges in England are part of and participate fully in the work of the Loreto English Educational Network. 

Although the college has had a presence in inner-city Manchester since 1854, its re-building programme of 2004 delivered the modern, state-of-the-art facilities that have provided the backdrop to its most recent success. The college has up-to-date modern learning facilities in all subject areas, ensuring that students’ learning environments are of the highest quality.

Judged Outstanding in all areas at the last OFSTED Inspection, the college has continued to maintain and improve its performance. Its financial status is Outstanding and it has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education.

One key area of Loreto’s success is the support provided for students, including three student study centres – with careers, study skills and mentoring support, a library with internet access and multimedia resources, dedicated private interview rooms for students requiring support, advice and counselling, and a chapel – for quiet reflection.

Loreto’s ICT facilities are second to none, offering 21 IT suites, including AppleMac, computerised work stations and study support area and networked IT facilities in all classrooms with internet access. The recent opening of the final phase of the building programme, St Joseph’s, includes maths and science theory rooms. Prior to this, the new build programme has included a shop, a theatre workshop area and additional theatre, new media editing suites, music technology suites and sound recording studios.

The College has approximately 3,600 full time students predominantly in the 16-19 age range, studying GCE A Level and vocational advanced, intermediate and foundation courses.

Applications for Loreto far exceed the number of places that we are able to offer, and the College is heavily oversubscribed. 

Loreto has a long-established Excellence Unit, which provides enrichment opportunities and extension activities to enhance Oxbridge, Dentists/Medics/ Vets and wider Russell Group applications. The department for students with learning difficulties and disabilities has approximately 40 students.


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