APPOINTED! : Vice Principal - Christ's College, Guildford, Surrey

APPOINTED! : Vice Principal - Christ's College, Guildford, Surrey - Surrey

£Competitive to attract the right candidate - Anglican - Deputy Head/Vice Principal
Ref: 92 Date Posted: Thursday 02 May 2024

Vice Principal - Teaching and Learning

Salary: £Competitive to attract the right candidate
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent

 

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Christ’s College is a proud 11-18 provider of Christian education, serving a large urban community in Guildford, Woking and the surrounding areas. We believe a great values-driven education has the power to transform our students’ futures and we seek to live out our core values every day.

The school is part of The Good Shepherd Trust, a well-respected and growing Guildford diocesan MAT currently made up of 12 schools.

Christ’s College is a good school (March 2018) with clear potential to become ‘outstanding’ in time. Nevertheless, the school is facing an immediate challenge in addressing a recent 3 year decline in student outcomes.

A new Principal and MAT CEO (both appointed during 2018) come equipped with a proven track record and capability in delivering outstanding outcomes. They are keen to strengthen the SLT with the appointment of a standalone Vice Principal who can provide strong evidence of high-quality leadership and impact in the areas of Teaching and Learning and Curriculum development.

Applications are invited from motivated and inspirational leaders who are eager to develop their leadership and contribute towards continuing to move our school forward.

Key areas of responsibility will be aligned to the strengths of the successful candidate. You will be given full support in career development as we believe the development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our students.

If you are ambitious, hard working and enthusiastic then our school and MAT will provide you with the rewards you are looking for. 

Closing date: Monday 18 March at Midday
Shortlisting: Tuesday 19 March
Interviews: Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March

We encourage prospective candidates to visit us and see us at work.

HOW TO APPLY

In the first instance please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me.

Our school is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.

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