Vice Principal - Secondary Phase, Northampton

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Caroline Chisholm SchoolNorthampton

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L22-28
Contract term: Permanent

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We are seeking a passionate and inspirational Vice Principal in our secondary phase.

Caroline Chisholm School is a large, oversubscribed all-through academy which serves the Wootton Fields, Wootton and Grange Park areas of Northampton. The school caters for almost 2000 students, with 420 in the primary phase. Academic attainment across all phases is consistently above national averages and in 2017 over 78% of students obtained grade 4+ in both English and mathematics.

We are seeking an exceptional Vice Principal in our   Secondary phase from September 2018. The successful candidate will have:

· A track record of successful leadership,

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,

· Determination, resilience and a commitment for excellence,

· A good sense of humour and the ability to work effectively in a large team,

· Experience as an outstanding classroom practitioner.

The post will be instrumental in moving the school back to “Good” and onwards and upwards towards an eventual “Outstanding” judgement. The post will suit a very ambitious leader who is looking to become a Headteacher in the next three to five years. Caroline Chisholm School has a clear ambition to become the highest-performing school in the Northamptonshire area, across all phases.


The school is privileged to have a highly-talented, experienced, motivated staff team and a supportive, capable and extremely well behaved student body.

The post arises due to a recent review of the leadership within the school. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be decided after appointment to ensure that we appoint the best candidate who will complement the skills of the existing members of the leadership team.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. All applications should read the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (which is available on our website) and are required to declare any information, as requested, on the online application form.

Visits by prospective candidates prior to applying are welcome.

· Closing date for this post is noon on Monday, 30 April  2018.

· Interviews are likely to occur from week beginning the 14 May 2018.

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More about Caroline Chisholm School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: The Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wootton Fields, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 6TP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 669200
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Caroline Chisholm School is a very successful, oversubscribed “all through” school serving students from the ages of 4 to 19. The school has an impressive track record of academic success, but also provides a caring and supportive environment for stu...