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Vice Principal

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The Mease Spencer Academy, Hilton
Salary details
L1-5 £44,305 - £48,895 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Closing Date
24 March 2023
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"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.John Buchan

At The Mease Spencer Academy we would like to recruit a dedicated, exceptional leader with the knowledge and skills to help drive our school forward as we grow. We are looking for someone to share our vision of ‘Learning Together Through Reflection’, someone excited by the challenges of a new school and someone who will get stuck into all aspects of life at The Mease!

We are seeking a Vice Principal who:

  • is an excellent classroom practitioner who engages in research, plans enriching experiences, instils a love of learning and has high aspirations
  • has effective strategic thinking and a passion for learning, who can support all learners and staff to be the best that they can be
  • is able to ensure that teaching and learning standards are at the highest level, innovative and effective
  • has the ability, desire and dedication to maintain and strengthen links with Parents, Governors and the wider community
  • has children at the heart of decision making, who is passionate about making a genuine difference
  • is a proven leader and reflective practitioner, who possesses a clear educational vision backed by leadership and management experience
  • will provide challenge to the Principal
  • effectively uses data to analyse, monitor, challenge and support
  • wants to be involved in everything!

Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery. 

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world. 


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people. 


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children. 

We Believe: 

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more. 

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff. 

How to Apply

To apply to work with Spencer Academies Trust, please complete your candidate profile via our new Every Portal.  If you are accessing our Every portal for the first time, you will need to register to add and save your candidate profile information, before tagging your profile to this vacancy.  We have added a video to help guide you, please visit https://vimeo.com/737845492/c1b8e43656

Please do not apply using the Derbyshire County Council website. 

If you wish to discuss this role, please do not hesitate to contact Julia Hart, Principal at headteacher@themeasespencer.co.uk 

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 30 March 2023


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.