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Job Ref No. ECC5402-534L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L16 - L20
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: April 22 and 23, 2024  

Job Description

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We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and dynamic Assistant Vice Principal to lead our Mill Road Campus. Reporting directly to the Vice Principal, this role is pivotal in ensuring that our academy fulfils its core aims and objectives, embodying our vision, values, and ethos.

As Assistant Vice Principal, you will collaborate with our team to enhance student achievement and ensure their safety and well-being. You will play a key role in supporting all students to sustain our high expectations of behaviour and attitudes, ensuring that every student receives the attention and support they deserve through our extensive pastoral support provision. Creating resilience within our students' character as well as enabling them to impact our wider community will be paramount to the successfully creating a respectful and successful Mill Road Campus for our students in Year 7 and Year 8.

Working within the Senior Leadership Team, you will foster a secure, challenging, and inclusive environment for both students and staff. Your role will involve guiding and managing our dedicated team and promoting teamwork and mutual respect. Additionally, you will partner with the Vice Principal to oversee the day-to-day operations of behaviour and attitudes across the Mill Road Campus, ensuring all students are supported with reasonable adjustments linked to factors such as special educational needs, disadvantaged, or looked after status.

Join us in creating an aspirational educational journey for all students at our Mill Road Campus.

We Offer:

Cycle-to-work scheme

Electric Vehicle Scheme

24/7 Free Employee Assistance Programme

CPD opportunities and Internal Promotion

Up to 25% Gym Membership

Free staff car park

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have a good honours degree and a QTS or equivalent teaching qualification and be able to demonstrate top-level operational management. Evidence of further study and continuing professional development is also positively encouraged.

Applicants should have a tremendous work ethic, unrelenting enthusiasm and be fully committed to fostering the learning and personal development of year 7 and 8 students. They should also have a vested interest in curriculum structure, a high level of integrity, and the ability to show strong entrepreneurial skills. They should also have a proven track record of meeting deadlines.

If you are ready to make a real difference in the lives of the community of Maldon and contribute to the success of our academy, we want to hear from you!

Information about the School

Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.

Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focused on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family. Employing over 250 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses.

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development. In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition.

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in November 2023 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the HR Department prior to completing the application form, they would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail and arrange a visit to the academy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

HR Department
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681

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