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Vice Principal

Vacancy Summary
Fairfield Academy
L6-L8 Salary £44,544-£46,799 per annum
North East Lincolnshire
Working Pattern:
Term Time
TBC hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/03/2018 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

The David Ross Education Trust is looking for a dynamic and inspirational Vice Principal at Fairfield Academy in Grimsby 

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

Following internal promotion, we are looking for an individual who can support the Principal in the next stage of the Academy’s journey to outstanding. 

The 2017 Ofsted report stated the leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection and that they have ensured ongoing improvement by providing strong direction.

About the role

You will be required to ensure students make excellent progress through careful tracking and a bespoke curriculum. To deputise for the Principal as and when necessary. To provide, within the Senior Leadership Team, strategic leadership for the academy and provide support for the Principal, staff and students. There will be a teaching commitment of 0.4. 

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary £44,544-£46,799 per annum
  • Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme 

About the Academy

At Fairfield Academy we set high standards for our pupils and expect them to take pride in their behaviour and their learning. We encourage children to establish good relationships with each other and to develop lively and enquiring minds. Our Academy is very lucky to be able to benefit from lots of outdoor field space including an outdoor classroom and brand new Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 outdoor learning area. We also have a nursery, a well-equipped music room, an art area and a spacious school hall. 

The Academy is situated within the Scartho, Fairfield, Springfield community of Grimsby, which enjoys a good cross-section of popular quality housing, as well as a mature local authority housing development, much of which is now privately owned. Close by is an excellent shopping area that serves all needs. We are very proud of our integrated family at the Academy. There is easy access to the town centre and the countryside, with satellite villages within easy commuter travelling distance. 

About You

  • Whole school leadership and management of staff and resources in the primary phase
  • Relevant leadership experience
  • Development planning and evaluation
  • Successful leadership of a curriculum area
  • Raising attainment strategies
  • Links with the community and external agencies
  • Successfully implemented and managed a new whole school initiative in the past 2 years
  • Observing and monitoring lessons
  • Improving teaching and learning
  • Understanding of role of Vice Principal
  • Clear vision and developed philosophy to include equal opportunities
  • Self-evaluation
  • Current educational development, legislation and issues 

About Us 

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year. 

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them. 

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies. 

Apply now

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and covering letter to by 15 February 2018. 

Fairfield 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.

Applicants of this customer-facing role will have the ability to provide advice and guidance in accurate spoken English, as required under the Immigration Act 2016

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