Vice Principal – Quality and Standards, with specific responsibility for Teaching and Learning, Castleford WF10 3JU

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Airedale AcademyCastleford WF10 3JU

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L19-L23
Contract term: Permanent


Northern Ambition Academies Trust Values:

Respect Ambition  Bravery 

Could you be the next Vice Principal at Airedale Academy?

Airedale Academy is an 11-18 school located in the former industrial heartland of Yorkshire, at the junction of the M62 and A1. We are the founding member of a growing and successful cross-phase multi-academy trust, at the heart of a close-knit community and with a focus on supporting children in disadvantaged areas to achieve their potential. 

In our most recent Ofsted inspection (September 2017), Airedale Academy was rated ‘Good’ in all areas, with the report noting that “teaching is effective” and “strong relationships between staff and students are based on mutual trust and respect.” As a new member of our Senior Leadership team, this is a great time join us, as we continue on our journey to become an outstanding provider. You could really put your stamp on the way the Academy moves into the future, while building on these firm foundations as we continue to strive to achieve the very best for the community of students we serve. 

The core purpose of all senior leadership roles across our Trust is to ensure the very best achievement and attainment, in all aspects of school life, for all groups of students, through a relentless focus on progress and top quality learning and teaching.

We are hoping to appoint an able, highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Vice Principal to join a passionate, committed, supportive and forward-thinking team. You must be committed to securing high standards and raising academic attainment for all students, with the ability to coach, mentor and inspire others. 

As Vice Principal, you will be responsible for leading on the quality of teaching and learning across the academy, ensuring improvement in attainment for all groups of students. You will be a role model to staff, who will look to you for outstanding line management, support and challenge. We know that outstanding leaders have transferable skills and are confident and effective in all aspects of their leadership but we also recognise that as a new senior leader in our school you will need support and challenge yourself, so that you can grow to be the best you can be: we will make this happen. 

In return, we offer excellent conditions of employment, significant investment in CPD and great benefits such as break-time refreshments, flu jabs, access to fitness facilities, exercise classes and even car valeting. You will also benefit from the strong team spirit amongst the staff, which in turn creates a supportive ethos for the students. This is enhanced by an active and well-informed Trust Board and an Academy Council with a strong commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for children. 

We would like to offer prospective candidates the opportunity to visit our school and meet our Principal/CEO. We have therefore arranged the following dates for candidate visits:

  • Monday 8 January 2018 between 1.45pm - 3.45pm 
  • Monday 15 January 2018 between 9.00am - 11.00am 

If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Pamela Gale (Principal’s PA) by email or by telephone on 01977 664555. 

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Closing date for applications: 8.00am Friday 26 January   2018

Date of interview: Week commencing 5 February 2018 

Northern Ambition Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Airedale Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Crewe Road, Airedale, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 3JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 664555
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