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Solent Academies Trust

Vice Principal


Exciting Leadership Opportunity!

As part of Solent Academies Trust, Mary Rose Academy, is an ‘Outstanding Specialist Sports College’ for pupils aged 2-19 years, with severe, complex and profound learning difficulties and additional needs, including pupils with physical disabilities.

Personal attributes

We are seeking to appoint a talented, dynamic and forward-thinking Vice Principal for our exceptional school.  You will be enthusiastic about challenge, have high expectations, lots of energy and committed to working with children with severe and complex learning difficulties, to ensure they achieve their very best.

The Vice Principal plays an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school. We are looking for an experienced leader who is an exceptional practitioner with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes for pupils. The successful candidate will have the highest standards of themselves and display an authenticity that builds trust and maintains excellent relationships with others. You will offer thoughtful and considered contributions to whole school leadership and be able to drive forward improvement in your areas of whole school responsibility through intelligent thinking, methodical implementation, and effective evaluation. You will strike the very careful balance between offering highly effective support and development to those that you lead, alongside providing rigorous challenge and accountability. The unique nature of working at Mary Rose Academy means the successful candidate will need to be highly flexible and will thrive on working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same! 

Salary & Benefits

L16 – L20

£61,166 - £67,364


Mary Rose Academy
Gisors Road

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Deadline and how to apply

Please note that we will only accept applications on our Solent Academies Trust application form.  Please include a personal statement with your application explaining how you meet the requirements of the job description along with the skills and qualities you would bring the role; email to:  recruitment@solentacademiestrust.info.

Closing date is Wednesday 28th September 2022 at noon.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th October 2022.

Equal opportunities

Solent Academies Trust welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the academy’s application form will be accepted Solent Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.