Vice Principal: Curriculum, Data and Standards, Okehampton College

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Okehampton CollegeOkehampton College

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18-L22
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a very successful cross-phase federation as Vice Principal of Okehampton College.

‘Okehampton College is an outstanding school’ (Ofsted 2014) and is at a very exciting stage in its development.

The College was granted Teaching School status April 2016, and established The Dartmoor Teaching Schools Alliance (DTSA), with over 90 schools as members across Devon. The establishment of DTSA has enhanced the quality of teaching and learning for our students and created opportunities for professional development for our staff, so that the opportunities for development and career progression within the organisation are superb.

We are delighted to be part of The Dartmoor Multi- Academy Trust (DMAT) which came into effect on 1st January 2018. DMAT is a large MAT consisting of a total of 3 secondary schools and 13 primary schools and provides further opportunity for sharing good practice and resources and for staff development.

Within the wider organisation of DMAT, the College is a member of a smaller cluster of schools called The Dartmoor Federation which came into effect on 1st September 2011. The Federation between Okehampton College and Boasley Cross, Bridestowe, Lydford, Exbourne Church of England and Northlew & Ashbury Parochial Church of England Primary Schools, gives us a great opportunity to make yet further progress in our bid to become truly outstanding across all educational phases.

We are looking appoint an outstanding leader to oversee the development of the curriculum in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and to lead in data analysis and teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will be:

  • an outstanding leader with proven leadership
  • experience and the potential to develop further
  • an outstanding, forward thinking practitioner
  • passionate about student achievement and aspirations
  • able to inspire and get the best from others
  • able to show commitment to the school's vision and ethos
  • creative, innovative and energetic
  • able to motivate, inspire and support colleagues

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a track record of high quality leadership and the ability to inspire people successfully. We are committed to ensuring that all students make outstanding progress and that the quality of teaching and learning is exceptional and inclusive. The successful applicant will share these values and play an active part in delivering on this commitment. 

Applications are invited from motivated and inspirational colleagues who possess the leadership skills necessary to support the College in our pursuit of excellence and to drive further improvement.

All schools in The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

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More about Okehampton College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Mill Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1PW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1837 650910
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