Vice Principal, Nottingham

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Bluecoat Wollaton AcademyNottingham

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership L17 – L21 (£59,266 - £65,384)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy is looking to appoint a Vice Principal to lead on standards, quality assurance and help monitor the school to improve its process of implementation to yield high levels of impact. You will help shape and drive the five-year strategic vision of the school and write the school’s SEF to monitor our work against our plans. You will work hard to ensure that all children in the school excel from whatever their starting point, working with other leaders in the Trust to share ideas and practice. This is a role where we are looking for someone who always wants more for the children that we serve. 

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader who is keen to develop their skills. The Principal is also Executive Principal for the Trust and an Ofsted inspector. This means that there are some days when you will be the face for staff, students and parents. You will also work with governors too, all of whom share the vision for the school to be exceptional in all areas to help secure the levels of social mobility that we want to give our children. 

Some key areas currently assigned to the role are: Quality Assurance; SEF; Appraisal; Middle Leader development; research; delivery of the knowledge-rich curriculum; PP spending; CEIAG; staff wellbeing and line management of some subject areas. Training can be provided for areas where candidates are less strong currently and we are also keen to hear from great leaders who, as yet, have specialised in other areas but feel that they can identify with the plans for and purpose of the school. 

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy is a proud member of the Archway Learning Trust - a highly successful Trust, with an expanding number of academies covering the ages of 3-19 and operating across a growing number of campuses. The growth and development of our Multi-Academy Trust makes this an excellent opportunity to join us, as we seek to serve a growing number of young people across the region. 

In return, we can offer:

  • Employee benefits and well-being scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Salary sacrifice bus pass scheme
  • A CPL development programme that genuinely supports all staff 
  • A school with excellent behaviour and a visible SLT team
  • Children who are eager to apply themselves and achieve

How to find out more

If you're keen to join our ambitious academy and want to find out more, please visit  

To apply, please complete an application form and send this to  clearly demonstrating your suitability for the role.

Please note, CVs will only be accepted as additional information, a Trust application form must be completed.

Closing date: 9am on Monday, 23rd September 2019.

Interview dates: Thursday, 26th and Friday, 27th September 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check, Barred List check, the receipt of satisfactory references and any other statutory checks that are required for the post.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

More about Bluecoat Wollaton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Sutton Passeys Crescent, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 1EA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 900 7210