Vice Principal - Curriculum, Assessment and Data, Wiltshire

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Melksham Oak Community SchoolWiltshire

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Start date: 01 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £65,383 - £72,119 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

About the Opportunity

Melksham Oak Community School is an established Secondary School in the heart of Wiltshire for local students that has begun to embark on a new and exciting chapter. We have been working tirelessly to establish excellence across the board and are determined that every student in our care is prepared for their adult life ahead. We have an unshakeable belief that through clear strategy, collaboration and high expectations, we can make Melksham Oak Community School great.

We are looking to appoint a Vice Principal who will work in collaboration with our new Principal to build upon the strengths of this School and understand what needs to be done to improve outcomes.

We are looking for a leader who is resilient, driven and self-motivated. As you will notice, this is not a journey that will be undertaken in isolation. We offer our school leadership teams support and development. We would also like you to make a contribution to our Trust’s wider networks, as we continue to grow as you will be part of a nurturing and steadfast team of senior leaders in Secondary education. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant or Vice Principal to join our family.

Attached you will find your Vice Principal’s Recruitment Pack. Each document is downloadable dependent on what you would like to read about first and we would welcome you contacting the Interim Principal, Aidan Blowers at to learn more or visit the school to explore our fantastic learning and development facility

Closing Date: Sunday 19 May 2019

Interview Date: 23 and 24 May 2019

Start: 01 September 2019

  • Job description & person specification
  • Benefits Booklet
  • The White Horse Federation’s visions and values booklet: The Little Green Book
  • Melksham Oak’s Prospectus

We Can Offer You

  • A school with a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
  • A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive team.
  • Excellent care and support for all staff.
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
  • A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
  • Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

  • Car Purchase scheme (P)
  • Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
  • Cashback healthcare plan (P)
  • Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
  • Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
  • Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
  • Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.


The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

More about Melksham Oak Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Bowerhill, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6QZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1225 792700
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