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Vice Principal

Hope AcademySt. Helens

Vice Principal

Required for April or September 2021 (to suit the candidate)

Salary: L21-25

Hope Academy would like to present you with a truly exceptional opportunity to play a key role in shaping the provision of secondary education within our ambitious and wonderful Academy. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and ambitious practitioner who has the drive and capacity to proactively support the Principal and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the leadership and management of the Academy operates at the most effective level possible. 

We are looking for a hardworking and committed Vice Principal to join our Academy as we prepare for the challenges ahead, including our next inspection. This is an exciting time to join a Senior Leadership Team that is committed to improving provision and outcomes for all of our students. We are looking for someone with the drive and experience of senior leadership to ensure that our students make even further progress over the coming years and to improve outcomes of all students. We are very proud of our Academy and the achievements of our students who demonstrate a diverse range of talents and positive attitudes to learning. Our highly committed staff put the child at the centre of everything they do. 

The role of Vice Principal is very significant to the Academy. We are looking for a strong, dynamic candidate with exceptional leadership qualities who has a track record of influencing the team around them. You will have a proven record of gaining positive relationships with staff, students, families and stakeholders as you will play a vital role within the pastoral system. You will be able to effectively manage systems and processes as well as influence strategic decisions. We are looking to recruit a leader who is passionate about education and who thrives on challenge and has the courage to drive change. Your specific areas of responsibilities will be discussed at interview. 

Our Hope Academy community are determined to continue the journey towards being an outstanding school, and we welcome applications from talented practitioners who wish to join us in our pursuit of excellence.

Application packs and further details are available from the Academy website www.hopeacademy.org.uk. Applications should be submitted by email to: donna.worthington@sthelens.org.uk    or by post to: Mrs. D Worthington, PA to Principal, Hope Academy, Ashton Road, Newton Le Willows, WA12 0AQ. Telephone: 01744 671930. 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a tour of the Academy at the moment, but if you would like to discuss the post further a telephone conversation can be arranged by contacting Donna Worthington as above. 

This post is subject to Disclosure & Barring Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. 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.


Deadline:  Friday 5th February – 12 noon

Interview: Thursday 11th February  


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