Assistant Principal Partnerships & Progression

Category: Leadership

Closing Date: Thursday 18 April 2024 09:00

Salary: Leadership Grade L12 – L16 (£71,395 - £78,501 per annum)

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Start Date: August 2024

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  • Do you have extensive experience of delivering high-quality educational provision and outcomes, ideally within the post-16 sector?
  • Do you have the highest expectations and aspirations for every student and staff member?
  • Are you passionate about the power of education to transform lives and build futures?
  • Are you able to win hearts and minds with your inspirational vision for excellence?
  • Do you have outstanding interpersonal, communication and leadership skills?

If you can answer yes to these five questions, we would love to hear from you.

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Assistant Principal 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the senior leadership team at The Sixth Form College Farnborough in a new and truly exciting role that will be pivotal in taking the College forward on the next steps in its mission “to be a distinguished provider of the highest quality education, enriching the lives of students within a lively, caring community and enabling all to develop the skills to meet the demands of a changing world with confidence”. 

Working closely with the Principal and within a team of three Assistant Principals, the successful candidate will contribute to the leadership and overall strategic management of the College in order to maximise students’ outcomes and achievements, and take overall strategic and operational responsibility for the College’s partnerships with external stakeholders, the wider College curriculum (beyond the academic courses that students study), student progression and destinations, and admissions, marketing and external communications. 

Building upon incredibly strong foundations in this outstanding College, there is exciting work to do across all these areas of responsibility; so, if you are looking for a for a new challenge, the opportunity to develop and deliver your vision, the chance to work within, and be instrumental in continuing to foster, a culture of the highest expectations and to work with a senior leadership and wider team that is absolutely passionate about, and committed to, this College and the young people that we serve, this is the role for you.


The Sixth Form College - A Centre of Excellence

Judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in September 2021, the College now has over 4,000 students enrolled on over 40 Level 3 courses. The College community continues to grow and a record number of applications were received for September 2024. 

In recent years, academic outcomes have been well above the national average both in attainment and progress. Alps value added measures consistently put the College in at least the top 25% of providers nationally both at A level and for vocational courses. 

As well as the pursuit of academic excellence, the College is renowned for its commitment to providing the highest possible standard of pastoral care.  A team of highly experienced tutors provide group/one-to-one support and students also have access to an on-site counselling service. The College benefits from excellent facilities and educational resources and works closely with seventeen partner secondary schools to ensure students enjoy a smooth transition to College.

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The Prospect Trust

The Sixth Form College Farnborough is a founding member of The Prospect Trust. The Trust is a dynamic and ambitious multi-academy Trust on the Hampshire/Surrey border, providing outstanding education and support for almost 6,ooo learners through its family of local academies. The Trust has a relentless desire to improve the educational outcomes and lives of the young people in our local communities. The successful candidate will be expected to embrace the Trust’s values and play a key role in supporting its further growth and development.

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How to apply

A recruitment information pack, incorporating a detailed role and person specification, provides additional context to help you better understand this exciting and rewarding opportunity.

If you believe that you have the required qualifications, experience, skills and personal attributes to deliver high performance within this role, we would welcome your application. 

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Kim Small (Executive Office Assistant) on ksmall@farnborough.ac.uk, to raise any questions and arrange an informal discussion with Zoe Smallman, prior to application. 

Your completed application should evidence the requirements outlined within the job description and person specification.

Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk, by  9.00am on Thursday 18th April 2024. 

Interviews will be held during w/c 22nd April 2024.

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Other information

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously
and is committed to acting in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

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The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.