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Vice Principal

Co-op Academy ManchesterManchester

Vice Principal (Behaviour and Attitudes).

We seek to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and forward-thinking Vice Principal who can support the academy in providing an exceptional quality of education for all students and contribute to an already thriving learning community.

The Vice Principal will be responsible for Behaviour and Attitudes. This will include overseeing the pastoral system in its entirety and the key elements that feed into it - safeguarding, the family system, alternative provision and external providers; taking the lead role in ensuring the behaviour policy and systems are effective and applied consistently across the academy. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, he/she will also be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the academy, and ensuring all staff work according to the academy values to secure the highest possible standards and outcomes for all our students. 

Co-op Academy Manchester opened in September 2010 in a new building and is part of Co-op Academies Trust. The culture of the Academy has a strong ethical stance, using the Co-op’s values and principles to inspire individuals in the academy to develop as global citizens.  

Being part of a multi-academy Trust, sponsored by The Co-op, we mirror their values in everyday academy life. The academy is in the top 1% of all schools nationally with its excellent attendance of over 97%. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2018) saw the academy judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features. 2019 saw record results across the academy, with English Language gaining over 70% Grade 4 and above, and English Literature achieving over 80%. This is an exciting time to join us: due to the academy’s reputation in the area there are plenty of opportunities for progression for the right candidate. 

A competitive salary will be offered if the successful applicant can show: 

  • A commitment to the values and beliefs of fairness, ambition and respect 
  • He/she is a good classroom practitioner and able to motivate, engage and inspire students. 
  • A strong commitment to the students and raising standards 
  • An interest in career progression

The Academy is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced check by the DBS.

We have the following dates and times available if you would like to visit the academy, meet the Principal and discuss the role;

26th November 1:30pm - 3pm

1st December 9am - 10:30am

3rd December 1:30pm - 3pm

Please contact Mrs C Downend at claire.downend@coopacademies.co.uk if you wish to book into one of these sessions.  Alternatively, for more information about the role or an informal discussion please contact Tom Nutley at Tes (Recruitment Consultant): tom.nutley@tes.com or 0776 700 1965

How to apply:

Please read the Vice Principal Recruitment Pack and ensure you complete the application form clearly addressing the person specification. This should be returned electronically to Mrs C Downend, claire.downend@coopacademies.co.uk and Tom Nutley tom.nutley@tes.com (All applications will be acknowledged on receipt).

Closing date: 6th December 2021 @ 12:00 noon

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will provisionally take place on Thursday 9th and Fridays 10th December 2021

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