Vice Principal


Vice Principal

George Eliot Academy

Leadership Range: L18 -L22

To commence September 2022 (Full Time, Permanent) 

Our Ofsted Good (September 2021) academy is looking for an inspirational leader to build on our successes, and further enhance the work of the George Eliot Academy and our Trust. Our vision is, “We aim for excellence and improve pupils' achievement, through an inclusive academic culture based on high aspirations and expectations. Our excellent daily practices embed our culture of kindness, gratitude, and hard work; our STAR values and family ethos shape the character of our pupils.”  If you share our vision and would like to work in our close knit and family oriented school, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

We have chosen not to attach a specific responsibility to this role at this stage because we will take the best candidate regardless of their areas of expertise, to support our vision to educate our students for life.

Our Offer:

  • You will be working in an academy that, “…. places kindness alongside ambition in the values it promotes” (Ofsted 2021)
  • You will be working within an experienced, ambitious, forward thinking and highly effective senior leadership team.
  • You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other Midland Academies Trust leaders to play a strategic role in shaping the future of our Trust.
  • You will lead a talented and hard-working staff team committed to doing their very best to improve teaching and learning across the school.  
  • Support for your ongoing continuing professional development.   
  • You will be fully supported by your colleagues within the school, other schools in our Trust, and our Trust central team to ensure you have the tools to deliver success and reduce your workload. (our schools are all located close to each other and we work better when we are working together)
  • Shared policies, systems and processes to ensure that our collaboration creates efficiencies in practice.

You Will:

  • Be a strong classroom practitioner with the ability to impact significantly on student outcomes across all key stages.
  • Have a strong belief in the power of education to transform lives.
  • Lead by example and be passionate about constantly driving improvement with flair and imagination.     
  • Be committed to a distributed leadership model and make your leadership style responsive to those being led, coaching and growing your team.    

About the Trust:

We regard ourselves as a family of schools - our staff work in close collaboration, sharing workload and learning from each other. As a family, we have agreed and common ways of working in many areas, driven by shared values and developed in partnership with our staff.

We are a local Trust - our academies are located a short drive from each other, and we proudly serve the communities of Nuneaton, Hartshill and Earl Shilton, educating over 3000 young people each year. Our staff are the single greatest resource we have in our mission of creating successful futures for all the pupils in our care.

We place high value on subject expertise and continual professional development. This academic year, our teaching staff will receive over 40 hours of subject specific professional development, including a commitment to all staff experiencing instructional coaching. We work hard to reduce staff workload and our academies have been awarded the Fair Workload Charter recognising our innovative work in this area.

How to apply:

We welcome applications from colleagues who may already by working at Vice Principal level or colleagues who have demonstrated personal impact at a senior level and are now looking for their first Vice Principal appointment.

For an informal discussion about this position, or to arrange a visit, please contact Carol McCormick, PA to the Principal, by emailing or by calling 02476 744 000.

Completed application forms should be returned to no later than 9.00 a.m. 28th February 2022

Face to face interviews will take place w/c 7th March 2022 at George Eliot Academy.

 This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS disclosure. Start dates will be conditional upon receipt of satisfactory pre employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.