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Vice Principal – Inclusion (with responsibility for behaviour and attendance)

Ambitions Academies TrustBournemouth

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special.  AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils.  All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work.  We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offer excellent CPD opportunities.


We currently have the following vacancy at St Aldhelm’s Academy, Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HS:

Post: Vice Principal – Inclusion (with responsibility for behaviour and attendance)

Post details: Permanent, full time contract with a start date of September 2021

Salary Scale: Competitive


Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you relish the chance to support colleagues to take rapid and sustained school improvement? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

This is an exciting opportunity to join St Aldhelm’s Academy within Ambitions Academies Trust. Dynamic, forward thinking and absolutely committed to changing the lives of all young people, we are seeking a new colleague who will share our inclusive and positive ethos.


What can we offer?

  • An opportunity to live and work in the beautiful county of Dorset with excellent links to travel across and enjoy the beaches and countryside of the West Country.
  • A thriving school community with extensive facilities.
  • A creative and innovative culture keen to explore new ways of working to meet fresh challenges and exploit opportunities.
  • The benefits of working in a highly collaborative multi-academy trust including opportunities to work with leaders in other Ambitions academies.
  • A Trust wide strategy to support mental health and well-being with a ‘champion’ in every academy.
  • Excellent personal career development – our culture is to promote from within the Trust as much as possible.
  • A Microsoft training package.
  • A bespoke online safeguarding training package


We are looking for a leader who:

  • demonstrates ambitious standards and has high expectations for all pupils.
  • has a record of raising Standards.
  • can drive forward strategic priorities and translate these into practical actions.
  • demonstrates professionalism consistent with the Trust’s values: aspirational, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and responsible underpinned with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Will be visible on a day-to-day basis.
  • Is an excellent classroom practitioner with strong subject knowledge.


Our mantra, ‘High Expectations lead to High Achievers’ applies to everyone who is involved in the academy, whatever their role and we place a strong emphasis on staff well-being.

This role can provide excellent preparation for a subsequent move to Headship which the successful candidate may be aspiring to in the next few years.

We are a truly comprehensive school located in the heart of our community. There are high levels of respect, support and kindness across our staff team and senior leadership.


Closing date for applications: 17 May 2021

Interviews will take place week commencing: TBC

Start Date: September 2021

For an application form please contact Melanie Vass on tel: 01202 732500, email: mvass@staldhelms-academy.co.uk or visit our website http://www.ambitions-academies.co.uk/vacancies/

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

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