Assistant Vice Principal for Science and Technology

  • Contract type - Permanent, to start in January 2023
  • Salary range - L14 - L18
  • Location - Co-op Academy North Manchester
  • Closing date - July 20, 2022

STEM is such an important aspect of life at Co-op Academy North Manchester and we are looking for an exceptional subject specialist to join us as Assistant Vice Principal to ensure our offer in Science and Technology is the very best it can be.

We are seeking inspirational people who have the skills and expertise to support curriculum development in Science and Technology – they will be experts in one or other of the fields and have experience of success at middle leadership level. They will be excellent classroom teachers themselves with a track record of developing others. 

This is a new post for the Academy and the departments of Science and Technology are separate departments within the school. The successful applicant will work across both subject areas, bringing subject knowledge, expertise and staff development. They will have a commitment to STEM and prioritise  increasing the range of opportunities for pupils  both inside and outside the classroom.

Science is a key department within the academy, ensuring that the academy’s vision of excellence and success is achieved for all across the school and Technology is an integral part of the school’s curriculum offer and provision.

Through having the highest expectations, the successful candidate will be able to continue to drive up standards of achievement, attainment and enjoyment for the subject so that all pupils can make exceptional progress. We are oversubscribed and were judged to be a good school in our most recent Ofsted inspection.

We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates unconditional positive regard for young people and who has the highest expectations of themselves and others and with an ambition to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to lead across two departments and to further develop them. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed professionals who are relentless in the pursuit of excellence to improve the life chances of our pupils. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be highly effective in promoting and securing excellence for all. You will have the drive and ambition to help drive forward excellence in teaching and learning within the Science and Technology departments.

Since March 2016, the academy has been part of The Co-op Academies Trust and embodies the vision and values of the Trust through all it seeks to achieve.

We are proud of our career and professional development offer which staff at all levels can benefit from. You will be engaged in our CPD offer and other whole school opportunities for professional development also exist, alongside a bespoke package due to us being a part of The Co-op Academies Trust.

Our core values of Respect, Commitment and Trust are at the heart of all we do and our vision of excellence permeates our drive to ensure the highest outcomes for every student. This is a key post in ensuring that the Academy continues to move from strength to strength.

We are proud to be part of the Co-op Academies Trust and the successful candidate will have the chance to meet with staff from other trust schools and enjoy benefits of being part of the Co-op.

Shaping the Future

As an Assistant Vice Principal  you will work with the Heads of Science and Technology  to create and deliver a shared vision for the development of the departments, an excellent teaching and learning offer and improved outcomes for all pupils. You will also work with as part of the Senior Leadership team across the school and have leadership responsibilities at AVP level. This role will include;

  • Developing the strategic vision and direction for the departments, based on research and analysis of contextual need.
  • Ensuring that departments reflects the Academy’s vision and values and those of our Trust.
  • Playing an active role in raising the aspirations and ambitions of our pupils, their families and carers and the local community.

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.



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