Vice Principal, Nottinghamshire

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George Spencer AcademyNottinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18-22
Contract term: Permanent

Vice Principal

Leadership L18-22

Full time, for September 2019 

A World Class School as designated in 2016 with ambition to continue at this prestigious level. George Spencer is an outstanding school with a national reputation for providing high quality education for students.

“We are extremely lucky to come to this school. We feel like we’ve won the golden ticket” (student quote Outstanding Ofsted May 2015)

Following the appointment of our Vice Principal of Achievement to a Principal post within in Trust we wish to appoint to our ambitious, forward thinking and highly successful Senior Leadership Team in September 2019. Vice Principals make an important contribution to the strategic development of our Academy. 

We welcome applications from candidates in existing Vice Principal roles and also those who have been successful in Assistant Principal roles. The exact responsibilities will be tailored to take into account the strengths and experience of the successful candidate.

We are a friendly, successful and ambitious Academy where:  

• standards are consistently high

• students and staff enjoy learning in a disciplined environment

• good behaviour and respect is the norm

• a culture of excellence and innovation prevails

• change is embraced for continuous improvement

We offer outstanding career, training and R & D opportunities as a Teaching School licensed for Leadership Development programmes, SCITT provider, National Maths Hub, National Support, Advanced Consultant and Challenge Partner School which learns from international benchmarking and links. Accolades include International schools, Investors in People, Artsmark, ECO, Healthy Schools Awards, ICT mark and a Lead School in the Network of Computer Science Teaching Excellence.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 17 schools (8 Secondary and 9 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:


The Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:  

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact  Lynne Hoptroff on 

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at 

Please also provide a CV and covering letter-please note that you have to upload your CV first before completing the application form and then your covering letter is uploaded at the end of the process. 

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: 8 am Monday 20th May 2019

Interviews will take place: w/c Monday 20 May- provisionally 23 and 24 May 2019 

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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More about George Spencer Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 7EW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 115 917 0100
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