Main Pay Scale + Federation Benefits
Salary range – Leadership Spine Points L19 – 23
£60,733- £66,982pa


We are looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated Vice Principal for the Rutland and District Schools’ Federation. Working as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Vice Principal will provide vision, leadership and direction for the Federation. We are looking for someone who is hard working, ambitious, looking to develop themselves further and, critically, has a good sense of humour. The Vice Principal will play a key role in maintaining and developing excellence in every aspect of our operation, ensuring that the three schools and pre-school provision that currently make up the Federation are recognised by our clients as providing an outstanding service. The post holder will join the SLT in having responsibility for all aspects of leading the Federation’s development on a day-to-day basis.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more detailed information about the role.

Working closely with the Executive Principal, Vice Principals will provide vision, leadership and direction for the Federation in line with the strategic objectives and targets in our Transformation Plan.

Vice Principals play a key role in maintaining and developing excellence in every aspect of our community, ensuring that the Federation is recognised by our clients as providing an outstanding service.

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has responsibility for all aspects of leading the Federation’s development on a day-to-day basis. It is therefore difficult to delineate all the roles which will be expected. The following should only be used as a guide, as the specific individual responsibilities of each Vice Principal will be agreed annually with the Executive Principal:

  • To make sure that the achievement of every student is outstanding by ensuring an individual approach is taken in determining their curriculum and the support they need.
  • To develop and implement the ethos of the Federation, leading by example at all times.
  • To support the development of staff through skilled human resource management.
  • To support the development of students through skilled behaviour management techniques.

In addition to the general duties of a teacher, Vice Principals will also have a broad range of leadership and management responsibilities commensurate with the salary offered. Although the primary place of work is intended to be Catmose College in the first instance, the post holder may be needed to work at a senior level within any of the academies within our partnership or with another school that we have agreed to support.


  • To lead by example, supporting the ethos of the Federation in a way that inspires, motivates and challenges students and staff.
  • To monitor the quality of teaching and learning through regular observation and feedback as part of the annual review process and as otherwise required.
  • To ensure that all students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the outside world.
  • To support the work of teams in the role of link Vice Principal.

Vice Principals will play a key role in maintaining and driving up standards in the areas for which they have responsibility. This will include securing high quality teaching and high standards of achievement for all students. This will be achieved through the following roles:

  • To be the link Vice Principal to allocated teams of staff, ensuring that the performance of staff under their care is outstanding.
  • The mentoring and coaching of students in order to secure the highest possible outcomes.
  • The identification and implementation of appropriate strategies to support staff and students to achieve success and reach their full potential.
  • Implementing effective intervention and support strategies for staff or students who need additional support.
Vice Principals will play a key role in the strategic monitoring, evaluation and review of a range of data to support the achievement of the College’s targets.  These will include:

  • The setting of aspirational targets for teams, individual teachers and students
  • To lead staff in implementing our annual review and self-evaluation process

Vice Principals will work with a wide range of both internal and external stakeholders to secure the commitment of our wider community to the ethos and general aims and direction of the Federation.

These will include:

  • Members of the Senior Leadership Team and Team Leaders
  • Teaching and support staff
  • Students
  • Parents, guardians and carers
  • Members of the external community and other external agencies
  • Stakeholders within the Catmose Campus
  • Federation governors

Vice Principals will take a strategic lead on developments within the Federation, including but not limited to:

  • Leading an academy on a temporary basis within the Federation as the Head of School.
  • Supporting the Head of School at any academy within the Federation.
  • Engaging in the support of another school through our national support school work or through the Rutland Teaching Alliance.
  • Applications for new free schools.
  • Initial teacher training provision within the Federation.

Vice Principals will be committed to both their individual professional development and the development of the staff for which they have responsibility.  This will include the following aspects:

  • Leading in the induction of new staff
  • Coaching and mentoring staff as part of team line management or associated with specific individual responsibilities
  • Identifying individuals who need further support in order to carry out their duties effectively
  • Supporting the completion of specific individual professional development opportunities as identified through performance management
  • Participation in the Federation’s annual performance management scheme

All staff are responsible for ensuring that safeguarding and health & safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation. Vice Principals are also responsible for:

  • Ensuring staff understand and carry out their obligations under safeguarding, child protection and health & safety legislation

Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Executive Principal.

Conditions of service in the SLT Pay and Appraisal Policy (www.rutlandfederation.com).




  • You should write a letter of application on no more than 2 sides of A4.
  • You should complete all sections of the application form.
  • On the form clearly state the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, with e-mail address if available, of two professional referees; it is our usual practice to ask for references before shortlisting and always to ask for references before interviews.
  • It is a condition of employment that you have a successful DBS check made and can provide proof of identity and qualifications gained.

Please note that due to the large number of applications we receive for positions, your application is unlikely to be considered if you do not follow these requirements.

CVs are not accepted.

The closing date is Wednesday 1 March 2017.  You should send your application to Stuart Williams, Executive Principal, Catmose College, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RP.  Applications can also be emailed to office@catmosecollege.com

Interviews will be held on 7 & 8 March 2017.

If you have not heard from us by 3 March, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.  Please enclose a SAE if you would like your application acknowledged.