Vice Principal: Raising Achievement, Barnsley

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Penistone Grammar School ALCBarnsley

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Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 to L24
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary Range:  L20 to L24

Start Date: Easter 2018

The Principal and Governing Body of Penistone Grammar School ALC are fully committed to providing an excellent ‘values driven’ educational experience for all students. The post of Vice Principal: Raising Achievement will be central to the school’s continued success. If you are seeking to further develop your career and contribute to delivering PGS’s exciting school improvement agenda, then this is the post for you. 

The Vice Principal with responsibility for Raising Achievement will play an integral part in creating a first-class climate for learning in a school that is at the cutting edge of pioneering practice. While recognising the success already achieved and capitalising on the talents and strengths of our existing staff, you will have a clear, strategic and innovative vision for the development of every aspect of raising achievement and the skills and experience needed to deliver.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold our students’ best interest at the heart of all they do 
  • Have the credibility and presence to lead, motivate and inspire both colleagues and students
  • Prove themselves to be a leader with integrity who is a role model for all 
  • Demonstrate an astute and robust approach to identifying key areas for development and an inclusive approach to addressing them

Our school is ‘Good’ poised to be ‘Outstanding’ very soon. We are a vibrant, oversubscribed 11 to 18 comprehensive school with excellent GCSE results across all subjects; we are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the region in terms of Key Stage 4 outcomes. Our A level results and destinations are equally impressive, with the school placed in the top 10% for performance (according to ALPS) and over 95% of all students gaining entrance to their preferred university or apprenticeship. 

We are committed to providing all our staff with the opportunity to work in a learning community that encourages brave and innovative practice in a supportive environment. We are a learning community in the truest sense of the word, committed to providing opportunities for progression through outstanding professional development at all levels.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a school where our values are at the heart of all we do and where tradition and innovation perfectly complement each other, we are the school for you.

Opportunities to visit the school have been arranged for Thursday 21 December 2017 at 17:00 and Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 16:00. 

For an application form and pack or to arrange sign up to visit the school, please email our Recruitment Partner, Jessica Galvin at Hays Education on 0114 217 1556 or Further information about Penistone Grammar School can be found on or

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 15 January 2018 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held shortly after this date. 

Penistone Grammar School ALC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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More about Penistone Grammar School ALC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 762 114
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