Vice Principal - #49020

De Lacy Academy - TES

Date: 1 week ago
City: Wakefield
Contract type: Full time

De Lacy Academy are looking to appoint a Vice Principal to join our academy in April 2024 on a permanent, full time basis.

Are you looking for a role that will enable you to influence and give direction to the children in your classes? Do you want to work for a Trust that is transforming educational outcomes for students in some of the most deprived areas in the North of England? If so, this could be the role for you.

Your new school

Here at De Lacy Academy, we have been on a journey that has seen the school recently judged as Outstanding by Ofsted. They recognised the hard work and effort that goes into making this school a successful and caring place of learning that meets the needs of its pupils and its community.

With nearly 900 pupils aged between 11 and 16 housed on a campus that has benefited from much recent investment, De Lacy is a busy and vibrant place. We serve the ex mining area of Knottingley and draw increasingly from the surrounding areas. We are experiencing a period of unprecedented growth across all year groups as the school delivers excellent outcomes and as the communities of Knottingley and Ferrybridge continue to develop.

Your new role

As a Vice Principal, you will support the Principal and other SLT members to provide high quality leadership and management in line with the needs of the academy and ensure the academy runs at the most effective level possible.

Why join our academy?

Our staff are talented and enthusiastic and have all contributed to the academy’s success story. We have a staff rewards budget and socialise both as subject teams and as a whole staff. We also have access to a staff benefits scheme. At De Lacy, we value the continuous professional development of all our employees and recognise that our staff and students are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged and supported to achieve their very best. Your new school is based next door to Education House, the centre of Delta Academies Trust, making access to high quality CPD easy and convenient. In addition, De Lacy benefits from close access to the M62, the A1 and a local train station. You would be joining a highly skilled and committed staff. It is a source of pride to us that we retain such a high percentage of staff and trainee teachers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an outstanding team within a high performing multi academy trust with exciting career prospects for successful applicants.

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits with this post including:

· Financial. offering unlimited access to a huge range of discounts on holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.

· Lifestyle and Wellbeing. discounted & flexible gym memberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology scheme, free annual flu jab and 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

· Motoring. access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*, discounted vehicle repairs and discounts on car/van hire.

· Pension. Excellent employer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS)

· Personal and professional. we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

*Subject to ensuring NMW is maintained.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at

Visits to the academy are welcome by appointment, please contact the academy on 01977 722489 to arrange a visit.

In accordance with DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the recruitment process.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

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