Vice Principal, Kirton, near Boston

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Thomas Middlecott AcademyKirton, near Boston

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L19-23
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Thomas Middlecott Academy is a happy, focused and determined school community of around 500 children in Kirton, near Boston. We’ve made exceptional progress on our improvement journey over the past 18 months, and we’re looking for a high-calibre Vice-Principal to join the leadership team, and consolidate the trajectory we’re on towards becoming a Good school.

The atmosphere at Thomas Middlecott Academy is exceptionally attractive. We’ve notably high standards of behaviour throughout the school, extensive enrichment opportunities – including sports, debating, and music – which are taken up enthusiastically by pupils, and a excellent reputation both with our community and our partner primary schools. Indeed, 2018’s year 7 intake was heavily oversubscribed – 189 applications for 108 places. 

Though we have a rural location, the student body is very diverse, which enriches the life of the Academy immeasurably. Our culture of enjoyment, engagement and challenge inspires children, so they can move on successfully to the next phase of their lives; and having recently introduced TEEP, we’ve seen the proportion of good or better lessons improve dramatically.

This is an excellent opportunity for ambitious, talented candidates who can work with the grain of our improvement journey, taking responsibility for standards, raising attainment, data, and behaviour. You will already have held a leadership role, and be able to demonstrate the real and lasting impact you’ve made. Most importantly, you will share our deep commitment to securing the very best outcomes for children, and bring the resilience, determination and professional ability to deliver them.

About the David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust is committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in urban areas. Working together, with a shared ethos and values, our close-knit family of schools allows pupils to begin and continue their world-class academic journey throughout primary and secondary school within the David Ross Education Trust.

For more information, please visit  For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Jo Fish or David Gooda at Navigate, our recruitment partner on 0113 287 8445, or email

Closing date: 10am, 18 May. 

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More about Thomas Middlecott Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Edinburgh Drive, Kirton, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1JS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1205 722 336
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Based in the town of Kirton, in Boston, Lincolnshire, Thomas Middlecott Academy is a secondary mainstream school for girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 16. It was converted into an academy in March 2015. At present, there are approximately 479...