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Assistant Vice Principal - Full-time

Dartford Science and Technology College, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-4026-347L
  • Posted:01/02/2024
  • Pay:L13 £64,737 to L17 £71,285
  • Start Date:September 24
  • App Close Date:27/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 4th March 2024


We wish to appoint an outstanding, inspirational and dedicated professional to join our successful school and passionate leadership team. The candidate successfully appointed to the role of Assistant Vice Principal will be expected to:


  • Align with the school values and the ethos of the Co-operative Trust
  • Lead our Looking for Learning Cycle including learning walks, observations, learning evaluations, student voice and home learning policy
  • Create, develop and embed a coaching model across the school to foster a collaborative and collegiate environment
  • Develop research led initiatives to secure high quality teaching within and across curriculum areas
  • Be a role model of best practice and teach high quality science lessons across all Key Stages in line with the expectations for an AVP
  • A proven track record of improving outcomes
  • Effectively line manage the Director of Learning Science to drive innovation in all areas of curriculum and pedagogy, leading to positive outcomes for all students
  • Develop and empower individuals and teams to lead with purpose and impact
  • Contribute to sustained and significant school improvement


This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who is highly motivated and wants to develop as a leader in a supportive environment. Please see details below



Information about the school

Why work at Dartford Science and Technology College?

DSTC is a small, non-selective secondary school for girls in Dartford. We are family-centred with high aspirations and pride ourselves on excellent pastoral care. There is a strong sense of community, based on excellent relationships between staff, pupils and parents. In 2017 Ofsted graded the school Good overall and Good in each category and in March 2022 they said that DSTC continues to be a good school.

The school is a safe space for pupils to learn and develop as young citizens. The school has high expectations of pupils; behaviour, with strong systems to manage it. As a result, pupils behave very well. 100% of staff feel proud to work at DTSC and 85% of parents who responded to Parent View would recommend DSTC to other parents (Ofsted March 2022).

Lessons at DSTC have a calm and purposeful atmosphere with the students showing a genuine interest in learning. Our teachers tell us they enjoy being able to teach and enable the students to learn without disruption.

We are a Co-operative Trust school and are committed to supporting our workforce to be the best they can be. We can offer accelerated professional development with a personalised approach to developing all staff through coaching, mentoring and both internal and external training. Our new staff will have unparalleled opportunities to learn and bring excellent practice to bear in raising achievement for the students of DSTC.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 222445


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.