Assistant Principal

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/04/2021 12:00
L5 – L10: £46,566 to £52,723 per annum.
Hours per week:
Full time.
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Studio West, West Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2SZ.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
9 Apr
Further Information

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Studio West
West Denton Way
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE5 2SZ.

Required for September 2021.

Studio West is an exciting studio school, which opened in September 2014. As part of Kenton School’s Academy Trust, Studio West cater for around 400 students aged between 11 and 19 with student numbers increasing year on year. We are expected to reach 650 at full capacity.
The ethos of Studio West is enshrined in ‘Learning that connects.’ The principle that learning must constantly connect school with the real world is at the very core of everything we do.

Project-based learning runs through the veins of our curriculum and our assessment is seamless from Key Stage three to four. We use the full range of work-related learning and career progression alongside academic prowess to prepare students for university, an apprenticeship, further training and employment - tailored to the needs of the individual.

Graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in early 2019, we are one of the most successful studio schools in the Country. We know the key to our success is having a strong team committed to the ethos of the school with the skills, dedication and passion to motivate and instill high expectations in every student.

As our school and team grow, we are delighted to be in a position to grow our leadership team with the introduction of two new Assistant Principal roles. We are seeking to appoint two outstanding candidates to join the team who will lead by example, demonstrate best practice in all aspects of Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Behaviour for Learning.

We are seeking candidates with a thorough understanding of the local and national issues surrounding the provision of secondary education and who can combine interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills with professional credibility to positively engage all school stakeholders. Above all you will be a team player with a relentless drive.

More importantly, however, we are seeking candidates with an absolute commitment to our core aim of ensuring that all students within our school achieve their potential, whatever their barriers, background, social status, gift or need.

If you are the person we are looking for you will be able to demonstrate:
• A proven track record of effectively leading a department or significant curriculum/leadership area.
• Demonstrable experience driving performance improvements in that area or the wider school.
• An ability to think and act strategically with sensitivity to organisational and wider political priorities to deliver high quality outcomes.
• An ability to present views and opinions in discussion which contribute to positive outcomes including the ability to challenge, give feedback and accept feedback constructively.
• A proven track record of people, resource and financial management.
• An ability to demonstrate high expectations and to instil these in others.
• An unfaltering work ethic and resilience and commitment to the studio school ethos.

These are challenging roles, but exciting ones. The successful candidates will not only have the opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of the school but also the community it so proudly serves.

How to Apply: You can apply through the TES website by clicking on the Quick Apply link. Alternatively, you can download and application pack from our website at www.kenton.newcastle.sch.uk and selecting Vacancies.
Applications can be returned either by email to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 9 April 2021.

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers in our schools to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.