Vice Principal, Thetford, Norfolk

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Thetford AcademyThetford, Norfolk

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2019 or by negotiation
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,806- £70,370 per annum (L20- L24), plus relocation
Contract term: Permanent

Thetford Academy is looking for a vice principal to contribute significantly to the leadership of the school and inspire our pupils to be the best they can be.

Thetford Academy is a large 11-19 secondary school located close to the A11 and is easy to reach from Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire. Located in a beautiful part of rural Norfolk, the academy is truly comprehensive and is ideal for a candidate who is looking for an exciting challenge and to make a genuine difference. The school was confirmed as Good by Ofsted in December 2018 and we are looking for a candidate with the capacity to make us even better. Our vision is that every member of Thetford Academy community is happy, safe, and successful - we require our leaders to have high expectations and exacting standards in order to achieve this, because it is what our community deserves.

The successful candidate must be familiar with how to run a highly successful school, and capable both of setting strategy and implementing effectively. You should come with an existing track record of effectiveness and proven experience in school improvement and raising academic standards, and you’ll be committed to changing lives and outcomes for young people. We are prepared to be flexible in terms of the specific remit of the successful candidate to make the most of your individual talents and experiences. 

As part of the Inspiration Trust, twice ranked the top comprehensive schools group for pupil progress to GCSE, we offer high-quality, personalised professional development in addition to excellent career development opportunities and the chance to be part of a growing and dynamic family of schools that is at the forefront of improving education. We are introducing a knowledge-rich curriculum across our schools, with a nationally recognised team of subject specialist leaders acting as catalyst. Together with our school subject leaders they are shaping a move from late-stage intervention to confident, broad curricula from nursery up. Our professional finance, human resources, estates, and operations teams coordinate work for all our academies, allowing school staff and resources to be focused on the front line.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

Relocation support is available for the right candidate.

Visits to the school are encouraged - please email  to make an appointment, or visit to find out more about the school.

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More about The Thetford Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Croxton Road, Thetford, Suffolk, IP24 1LH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1842 754875
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