Louisa Wilcock

08 April 2019

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Post:   Vice Principal


Required for September 2019

Status: Full time

Salary: L22 – L26



Join our friendly, thriving and supportive staff team at Ninestiles, and you will be in a school where (as reported by OfSTED) ‘Leaders know their school well….their actions to improve the school are effective. Leaders think carefully about pupils’ welfare, take an innovative approach to make sure that they support pupils effectively, (and) have designed a coherent and broad curriculum…as a result, pupils’ progress at key stage 3 is strong’.

The greatest strength of our school is our students who are often praised for their creativity, musical talents, artistic performances and respect they have for one another. Students generally understand the importance of learning, value their school and are proud to be part of it.

Ninestiles has a very reflective teaching staff body who welcome feedback from parents and students to secure the needs of all learners. The school has a wide and varied curriculum, students have access to an impressive range of sporting and extracurricular activities with well over sixty enrichment opportunities offered after school. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and staff work positively with the leadership team to ensure students are kept safe.

Are you an ambitious professional who provides and welcomes challenge? Are you driven to support our wonderful, diverse student body to achieve excellence, happiness and success in all they do? Are you a skilled communicator who cares about and supports others?  Do you have a proven track record of improving the outcomes and life chances of learners?

If this sounds like you, then we would welcome your application to become our next Vice Principal in our exciting, innovative and supportive school.  You will be part of a Trust where your skills and expertise will be shared across our family of schools and our Teaching School Alliance.  This post offers excellent opportunities to share and develop your passion for education, within an environment where you will be valued and supported.  Join us, and you will be part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed Senior Leadership Team.

We are looking for applicants with:

  • Successful senior leadership experience in a secondary school
  • A belief in high achievement for all students regardless of background
  • A proven record of raising and maintaining standards
  • Talent, knowledge and experience of performing with quality, consistency and rigour
  • The ability to inspire students and staff to be the best they can be



Why work for us?

The Trust offers:

  • High quality training and support
  • Opportunities to work with staff and leaders across a number of schools
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount schemes

We welcome applications from both existing and aspiring Vice Principals.

For a full description of the role and person specification, please see the accompanying documents. 

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school. To arrange a visit, please contact the Principal’s PA directly by email on

Please download an application form from the link below.

The closing date is midday on 29th April 2019 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held the following week.


We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a Children’s barred list check.