Assistant Principal – Teaching & Learning

Key Information

Application Deadline 16th Mar 2020
Interviews Week Ending 20th Mar 2020
Visits & Tours By appointment
Start Date September 2020
Salary L12-L16
Hours Full Time

About Us & What We're Looking For

  • Are you looking for a school where the students come first and the staff are valued?
  • Do you want to be part of dedicated and a committed team who are passionate about changing lives?
  • Can you make a real difference to the life chances and opportunities of disadvantaged students?
  • Can you inspire, support and engage staff to be the best classroom practitioners they can?

Welcome to Wodensborough

Our “inclusive and welcoming” school “is improving across all key areas” and we are now full and over-subscribed at Key Stage 3. Personal development, behaviour and welfare are now “Good” as are Leadership and Management. We are very much on the journey to becoming a “Good” school and we are immensely proud of our achievements to date. We invest in our staff and value their work and their contribution to raising standards. We are proud to serve our local community and we are proud to be part of the Ormiston Academies Trust, a family of schools who are all committed to being the trust that makes the biggest difference. We are now seeking to appoint an individual who shares our passion and commitment to ensuring the very highest standards of provision for all pupils and who can take teaching and learning to outstanding levels.

We are looking for a talented leader with a passion for raising standards through excellence in teaching & learning in their own classroom and through ensuring the very highest standards of assessment, CPD and pedagogy in order to raise achievement.

As well as being an excellent subject teacher in one of the core subjects you will also have a proven track record in working with disadvantaged young people and will want to play a

lead role in further raising achievement at Wodensborough. You will have a clear vision for what excellence looks like and you will have the drive and the tenacity to put this vision into action. You will lead by example and will have the credibility and the skills needed to build positive relationships with pupils, staff and stakeholders – you will be able to lead, coach and develop the strongest possible team. Our pupils will be at the very heart of every decision you make and you will inspire, engage and motivate all staff, students and their families to achieve beyond their own expectations.

As a key player on our leadership team you will play a pivotal role in our school improvement journey. You will join a supportive, highly talented and committed team of leaders and staff who are working hard to secure record examination results and sustainable improvements across every area of provision.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities both internally and through the wider OAT network.
  • Polite and courteous pupils who are proud of the improvements we have made.
  • The opportunity to lead a dedicated team who want teaching, learning and assessment to move to the next level.
  • An incredibly supportive local community who want to see this this school be the best.
  • Superb facilities.

There is opportunity to further progress your career at WOA and we can offer accredited leadership development programmes (NPQSL) or support to become a systems leader through our SLE programme.

A move to Wodensborough is a move you will not regret. If you believe that children come first and want to feel valued as a professional, please come and see us.

Wodensborough is committed to the safeguarding of children and all staff are expected to ensure that the academy is a safe and secure environment for our students. Candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We will ensure that people are treated solely on the basis of their abilities and potential, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religious or political belief or affiliation, trade union membership, age, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic background, or any other inappropriate distinction.

Canvassing any member of staff, or member of the Governing Body, directly or indirectly, is prohibited and will be considered a disqualification

The offer of employment by the selection panel and acceptance by the candidate is binding on both parties; subject to pre-employment clearances including an enhanced DBS.


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