Vice Principal Teaching and Learning, Westminster

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Westminster AcademyWestminster

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18-L22
Contract term: Permanent

Westminster Academy specialises in International Business and Enterprise. It serves a multi-ethnic community in Central London, and at the heart of our approach is the personalised curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile.

At Westminster Academy we believe that education is success. By providing all of our students with a world class education, we prepare them to be competitive on the international stage. We strive to be the best in every field, as is demonstrated in achieving our ‘Outstanding’ status. As a member of staff at a fast paced, forward thinking organisation, you will genuinely be changing lives.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our vibrant and thriving Academy for an outstanding Vice Principal who is inspirational, dynamic, innovative and ready for the challenge of joining an exceptional senior leadership team in the sixth most deprived constituency in the country and therefore making a genuine difference to the young people in our community. Your passion for Teaching and Learning should be the driving factor behind your portfolio of excellent results. We are searching for an applicant who is well qualified, driven, ambitious for Headship within the next three to four years and has the ability to hit the ground running. This leadership role will be primarily responsible for Teaching and Learning across the Academy, but a strong vision and evidence of exciting and creative leadership are essential.

Are you that special leader? 

● strategic focus and vision, and an absolute focus on raising educational standards 

● a consistent drive to improve on the quality of teaching and learning

● instrumental in setting high expectations for self and others and the ability to create, develop and lead high performing teams

● you will already have an exceptional track record of raising standards and attainment, and your personal qualities will align with our ethos and values

● measured risk taker

● an infectious passion for learning and success

● an ambitious, inspirational and enthusiastic leader who has the ability to motivate others

What we offer:

● a key leadership role in a unique and high performing Academy

● an innovative educational concept

● excellent programme of continuing professional development

● be given the opportunity to develop personally and professionally

● have the chance to shape the future of the academy

● opportunity to work with a talented group of teachers and leaders

● work with an ambitious group of students

● An excellent staff wellbeing programme

● Unique Academy working with autonomy, supported by committed and dedicated sponsors

If you would like an initial and confidential conversation about this role, please contact the Principal’s PA via: paprincipal@westminsteracademy.org.uk to arrange a telephone conversation with the Principal. 

Closing date: 04 July 2017 

Interview dates: To be arranged  

Westminster Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Sir Naim Dangoor Centre, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7121 0600
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At Westminster Academy we believe that education is success. By providing all our students with a world class education we prepare them to be competitive on the international stage. In 2012 a record breaking 75% of our students achieved 5 A*-C grades...