Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning
Charles Read Academy

Job Reference: 01107

Location: Charles Read Academy

Closing Date: 01/11/2019

Vacancy Start Date: 06/01/2020

Salary: L11-L17

Employment Type: Permanent

School Type: Secondary

Hours Per week: Monday to Friday

About the Role

We are seeking an inspiring and dynamic leader who has the passion and commitment to work as part of a team dedicated to achieving outstanding outcomes for all. This post carries significant responsibility.  The successful candidate will provide strong leadership as part of a team, and be accountable for whole school teaching and learning.  They will quality assure, maintain and drive up standards ensuring good and outstanding provision and outcomes for every student in the academy.  They will teach a Humanities subject (History or Geography) or English to students from a range of years 7-11, be a role model planning lessons collaboratively, creating teaching resources and developing consistent approaches that meet the needs of all learners across the school. They will lead a knowledge-rich Curriculum, working with others to disseminate good practice across the academy. They will work in partnership with other members of SLT in providing a high level strategic, management and operational direction for the School.  


The successful candidate will have recent, relevant experience of working in a leadership capacity either as a middle leader, having been seconded to the SLT or as a member of the SLT and will have the expertise and initiative to promote outstanding provision and create an academically rigorous and supportive environment for all students. 

 Please apply with a letter of application outlining how your skills and experience are relevant to this role explaining how you will carry it out with distinction.  


About our Academy 

The Charles Read Academy is an 11-16 school in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire and it serves the villages between Stamford, Bourne and Grantham. In 2016, we were ranked one of the most improved secondary schools in the country in the performance tables and were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in January 2017. 

We have a strong sense of purpose and are fervently committed to the achievement of every individual. We aim to provide a high-quality education in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. We encourage all students to embody our values of confidence, resilience, ambition, courage, respect and aspiration. We are intent on developing a love of learning amongst our students, offering them a broad and balanced curriculum, enhanced by a range of enrichment activities designed to support their personal growth. We encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning. 

We are ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We are very proud of our community and believe we offer something genuinely different and exciting for those who join us. Our rural setting allows us the privilege of working in a stimulating and dynamic   school that, combined with our co-educational ethos and smaller size, engenders a culture that genuinely cherishes individuality, aims to instil creativity and independence and celebrates open-minded thinking. Underpinned by our values of Confidence, Resilience, Ambition, Courage, and Aspiration we are student focused and we believe that there are no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement.  We have high expectations of our students and staff, high aspirations for them and demonstrate complete belief in them all.   

Who we are looking for:  

Have the capacity to generate energy and enthusiasm for learning 

Be able to raise achievement through motivating, challenging and inspiring our students 

Be a reflective and resilient practitioner 

Have high expectations of all students 

Have a commitment to inclusion;  

Help lead and foster a culture of high expectations and achievement within the department;  

Have a commitment to the school’s ethos and vision 

Be able to establish strong relationships with students and staff 

Model professional standards across all areas of work. 

Our schools work as a team and achieve great things through these partnerships. Our subject specialists, our trust-wide intranet, a common curriculum and our online learning resources all help us share knowledge and expertise simplifying work processes allowing staff to focus on high quality teaching. 

We value our staff highly, and take work/life balance seriously; we realise a happy staff is an effective staff. The leadership of the Academy is determined to create an environment where teachers can carry out their core role of delivering excellent lessons.  We have a clear and simple behaviour policy that is easy to administer.  If action is needed beyond the basic classroom routines the pastoral and senior teams take the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and liaising with parents on your behalf.  

In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals and as such we have 

No unannounced observations 

No lesson grading 

Meeting and INSET day time for joint team planning 

Continuing Professional Development and Support 

We aim to bring out the best in you as well as in our students and we understand the importance of quality CPD. Charles Read offers a range of development opportunities, with both internal and external providers, for staff at different stages in their career.  We are responsive to staff needs; supporting them with training and development so that they can deliver excellent teaching. 

Being part of the David Ross Education Trust enables us to collaborate with a range of staff from across the trust, both Primary and Secondary, as well as accessing CPD from HMIs and Ofsted trained staff.  We are always keen to develop all our staff in which ever career direction they wish to go. 

Ours is a warm and compassionate community where students explore their creativity and discover their passions working alongside staff who are committed to enriching the lives of their students. We really believe that we are starting to do something really special for our students. 

Apply now-  by completing our application form via the 'apply for job' button.  Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form. 

January, Easter or September 2020 start date 

Charles Read 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. 


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