Senior Vice Principal

Leeds City Academy

Leadership Scale: L24-28

Accountable to: Principal

Role:

Purpose of job: The role of Senior Vice Principal ensures that the academy acts as a catalyst for social change, improving the outcomes for students and the wider community.

  • The Senior Vice Principal will provide inspiring leadership to ensure an exceptional curriculum intent, implementation and impact across the academy

  • The Senior Vice Principal will support and uphold the vision, ethos, principles and policies of the academy, characterised by high expectations and a community which works ‘In Partnership’ to secure the aspirations and ambitions for all young people.

  • The Senior Vice Principal will deputise for the Principal in the day-to-day running of the academy.

You may be deployed in other White Rose Academies Trust locations within a reasonable distance from your main place of work from time to time; you will be compensated for your additional travel costs.


Post-specific responsibilities

Lead on further improving outcomes for all students and the quality of curriculum across the academy.

The Senior Vice Principal will oversee, lead and manage a team of senior leaders to ensure the implementation and impact of the curriculum is outstanding. This includes:


• the quality of long, medium and short-term curriculum planning

• the quality of lesson delivery that ensures that knowledge, understanding and skills are strengthened over time

• the progress and attainment of all students exceeds national expectations

• the line management of the Quality of Education Senior Leaders to ensure that they are highly effective in driving improvement in the implementation and impact of the curriculum across all subject areas. This requires an effective quality assurance strategy and supportive line management in the following areas:

  • Student outcomes

  • The quality of teaching and learning

  • Student support and development

  • Staff support and development

  • Curriculum design and development

  • Reporting to stakeholders

  • Resource management

• Lead the quality of:

  • Student work

  • Assessment

  • Marking and feedback

  • Coursework and non-examined assessment

  • Information technology to support and enhance learning, including home learning

• Lead in developing a culture of continuous improvement and striving for excellence across the academy

• Lead professional development across the academy. This includes:

  • High quality professional learning for middle leaders so that they are highly competent and confident to lead their teams

  • High quality professional learning for teachers that raises standards across all classrooms

  • High quality professional learning for NQTs and RQTs that supports them to be successful in a high-performing academy during the initial stages of their career

•Lead the coordination of Initial Teaching Training in partnership with the Luminate ITT programme and other ITT providers

• Leadership, line management and development of UPS Teachers

• Provide the strategic leadership of ARBOR MIS, E-reporting and parental communication systems

Part of the White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students achieve ‘World Class’ status. We're securing our 2025 vision for World Class by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire. We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students. The Trust employs over 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as World Class within five years. The White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group, other members include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The Group provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.


Closing date: Thursday 11th March 2021 - 12 noon

Shortlisting: Thursday 11th March 2021

Interview Date: 24th and 25th March 2021

Start Date: September 2021


For more information, please visit our website at www.leedscityacademy.org.uk. To apply, please complete the application form and return to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org by the closing date above. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s. The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENT TO ATTACH YOUR APPLICATION FORM AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT TO YOUR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM WHEN EMAILING YOUR APPLICATION TO US.

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