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Vice Principal – Teaching, learning and student progress

Elliott Hudson CollegeLeeds

Number on roll: 1075

Required start date: September 2021

Salary: L20-L24

Vice Principal – Teaching, learning and student progress

Elliott Hudson College is an ambitious and high performing 16-19 sixth form college that is committed to raising standards for young people across the Leeds City region. Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, Elliott Hudson College has a mission to ensure that its students receive an exceptional education and that they successfully progress to their chosen destination.

We are looking for professionals who want to work in a college that focuses on developing a culture of excellence where all members of the community strive to be better tomorrow than they are today. Underpinning our ethos are the core values of positivity, professionalism, purpose and participation. We believe that if all members of the community align their behaviours with these values that we are more likely to achieve excellence for all.

Through this approach Elliott Hudson College is becoming a catalyst for social change, transforming opportunities for the young people in the communities it serves. We are determined, through the establishment of this college, to ensure that poverty and deprivation should in no way limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and exceptional Vice Principal to join a dynamic senior leadership team who are committed to transforming the lives of young people in the Leeds City region. Alongside the Principal and other senior leaders, the Vice Principal will play a key role in formulating the overall strategic direction of the college in addition to providing leadership for all aspects of teaching, leaning and student progress. The college is committed to providing an exceptional curriculum where all students, regardless of their starting point, achieve beyond national expectations.

If you are a senior leader in a secondary or Post 16 setting, with the vision to drive the strategic direction and development of the college’s provision, this role offers an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the further development of Elliott Hudson College. The successful candidate must be passionate about improving students’ life chances and you must have a strong work ethic and high expectations of yourself and others and have the ability to lead staff and students in realising those expectations.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who are keen to be at the centre of our organisational change. The last few years have been exceptional for The GORSE Academies Trust and we are incredibly proud that Elliott Hudson College has been judged as ‘outstanding’ in all areas, by Ofsted in March 2018.

Elliott Hudson College opened in 2015 and now has a student population of 1075 Year 12 and 13 A-Level students. The college is housed in brand new, state-of-the-art accommodation at The White Rose Office Park, Millshaw Park Lane, Leeds, LS11 0LT.

Despite the current restrictions, we would welcome all potential applicants to visit the college and/or hold a video meeting with the Executive Principal and Associate Principal. Please email with your availability.

An application pack is available to download direct from our website at or by email to

Please note If you submit an electronic application, we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24th February 9am

Candidates notified by: Thursday 25th February

Interviews will take place: 2nd & 3rd March

Please be aware that Elliott Hudson College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including DBS checks. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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