Situations Vacant

Expired: Vice Principal (Education and Quality)

Camphill Wakefield (formerly Pennine Camphill Community) is a college for students who have moderate to severe learning disabilities. We are in the center of West and South Yorkshire sharing the best of both town and country. Our campus covers 56 acres where land-based learning provides real work experiences and skills for a wide range of student abilities.

Our college is a college without classrooms in an outstanding environment where learning takes place through land-based, craft and life skills programmes. Pennine offers students hands-on learning where they gain outstanding practical skills

Students choose to learn through engaging practical skills in an enabling environment. Individual communication and employability skills underpin all activities to gain greater independence. Most students take part in an individually tailored work experience programme.

The Job:

The Vice Principal – Education and Quality Assurance is a member of the leadership group, and will support the College Principal in the day to day management and running of the College including deputising for the College Principal.

This post has management responsibility for teaching and learning and for ensuring that sufficient and appropriate high quality provision is in place to meet the learning needs of students that are enrolled at the college and that it is effectively organised.

Key responsibilities:

As a member of the leadership group, taking a lead role to review, plan and implement all educational provision

To provide leadership and oversight for the timetabling process for individual students

Overseeing the work of the education group and the quality assurance arrangements for teaching, learning and assessment in the sessions

Overseeing the selection and delivery of study programmes and managing the implementation of the accredited and non-accredited curriculum in line with the college RARPA system.

Working closely with select members of the SMT and other staff to develop curriculum across the College

Main areas:

To work closely with the Principal to drive the strategic vision of the trustees within the operation of the College.

To hold regular meetings with the tutor groups and the senior tutors in order to oversee Pedagogical and methodological delivery of curriculum

As required, to act as the Ofsted nominee

To lead the College self-assessment and quality improvement process, ensuring that this is reviewed and updated constantly, and that there is regular review of the actions implemented for effectiveness and that the quality improvement plan is brought in line with this.

To lead and conduct regular session observations, maintaining accurate data in relation to Tutor performance to report to the leadership group on a half termly basis

To work closely with the Education group in addressing any achievement gaps as identified by the termly data capture

To ensure all teaching staff have the appropriate trainings and report any shortcomings to the HR dept.

In collaboration with the Education group to develop teaching methodologies so that the learning assistants can support and progress students towards their target and to mitigate safeguarding risk through accurate robustly session planning.

To ensure effective performance management across all teams responsible for to include mentoring, management of KPI’s and regular supervisions and performance and development reviews.

To be part of the duty on-call team, and to be a trained Safeguarding officer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £37,236.97 /year


To work co – operatively with other staff within the College

To work with students as and when required.

To maintain exemplary standards of professionalism, honesty and respect at all times, and not abuse the privilege of access to confidential information.

To be responsible for the care and development for your working area

To attend meetings and supervision as required.

To deliver training or development opportunities as required.

To undertake work related continued professional development (CPD) as required by the post. You may, from time to time be required to work additional hours as shall be reasonably necessary to discharge properly your duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.

To undertake any other duties appropriate to this level of post which will evolve as the job progresses until the job description is reviewed.

For an application form and job specification please visit our website.

Closing date for applications: 19 September 2018

Selection and interview day will be on 27 September 2019