Lodge Park Academy is now recruiting for a Vice Principal. This could be the ideal next step in your career.
About the role
You will play a lead role in formulating the aims, objectives of the Academy and establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved. You will be responsible for securing and sustaining effective curriculum pathways throughout the Academy and to monitor and evaluate the impact of the teaching assessment and standards of pupils’ achievement, using benchmarks and setting targets for improvement. You will implement efficient budgeting for curriculum staffing, proactively manage staff and resources and take full responsibility for the Academy in the absence of the Principal.
This is a permanent, full time position
About our Academy
Lodge Park is an 11-18 comprehensive academy, based in the town of Corby, with nearly 900 students on roll. In January 2019 the academy was judged as requiring special measures by Ofsted. The new leadership team, with support from the David Ross Education Trust, have drawn up rigorous plans to ensure rapid progress is made to improve the quality of education for all pupils. Lodge Park is therefore seeking to recruit a Vice Principal to make an innovative and positive contribute to these plans.
We have high expectations of all pupils and will work relentlessly to secure improved outcomes and life chances for the young people in our community. Driving this improvement is a commitment we all share.
Leaders are committed to the “Principles of Direct Instruction” to deliver a knowledge-based curriculum and our teachers are looking to continue their professional development through an evidenced based approach to learning. The academy has a warm-strict approach to discipline and high expectations of pupils are now supported through a consistent and robust consequence system which is designed so teachers can concentrate on teaching and pupils can concentrate on learning.
The town of Corby in situated in the North of the county and is close to the market towns of Stamford, Uppingham, Oakham and Market Harborough. There are good transport links to the South East and the city of Leicester is only a 35 minute drive.
Salary & Benefits
Access to Teacher’s Pension Scheme
An excellent provision for your professional development and Leadership Development programme
Minimum of five years teaching experience, in more than one mixed state school
Minimum of two full years at senior leadership level in a school
Proven success in raising whole school achievement
Evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
Monitoring, evaluation and review in order to provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching, learning and curriculum
Involvement in innovative curriculum development
Involvement in innovative use of ICT for learning
Managing and implementing change successfully at whole Academy level
Influencing whole Academy policy
In depth and up-to-date curriculum knowledge 11-18
Ability to plan, analyse and produce high quality documentation
The ability to make sound judgements on the quality of the curriculum and to maximise its impact on student progress
The ability to make sound judgements on standards of teaching and learning and to feedback in a considered and authentic manner
The ability to identify and implement strategies to raise standards of teaching and learning through line management of subject areas and to raise attendance, lower poor behaviours and work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that safeguarding and students’ welfare need are met by the Academy
Presenting to a wide audience including teachers, managers, governors and parents
Understanding of personalisation of curriculum for different groups
Ability to enhance performance by motivating and developing staff, helping them acquire the skills to prepare for more senior roles
Strong analytical, problem-solving, planning, project management and data handling skills
Evidence of being able to build and sustain effective working relationships with students, staff and parents
Enthusiastic and exceptional teacher, with a proven track record of excellent results in public examinations
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Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.