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Astra Vice Principal – Teacher Training and Assessment
Full Time, Permanent
Salary: L12 (£56,506) – L16 (£62,333)
Start Date: 01 September 2021


For September 2021 we want to appoint an aspirational, skilled and enthusiastic professional to lead the Astra SCITT and Assessment Only provision. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the quality of teacher recruitment and training in Buckinghamshire, so that children across the county benefit from the best teacher training and development. Strategic thinking,
networking, planning and delivery will all be part of the role, which sits within the staff of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School.

This is an opportunity to join a highly successful organisation as we embark on the next stage of our development. The Astra SCITT, judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018, is a highly successful teacher training enterprise, training around 80 teachers a year, with placements in schools across the county. The school has also been designated as the Teaching School Hub for Buckinghamshire, and will be working closely with over 200 schools to provide superb training and development for teachers for the benefit of students. We welcome applications from all sectors of education, not just those with a secondary background.

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Applications should be submitted by completing the application form here. Applicants should respond to the following written task, in no more than 750 words, as part of their application:
‘What are the most important characteristics of an outstanding school led ITT partnership provision, and how would you address the main challenges to that provision in the current context?’

Applications are welcome from candidates who would like to apply for both posts advertised. In this case please complete both written tasks.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Stephanie Rodgers (Principal of Astra Teaching School Hub – Buckinghamshire) on sro@challoners.org


Closing date: Wednesday 21 April 2021, noon. Please apply as soon as possible. Suitable shortlisted candidates may be called for interview before the closing date.

To apply for the post, please email a completed application form and written task to Alison McAloon (Head’s PA & HR Officer). Email: employment@challoners.org

Application Form 

Vice Principal – Teacher Training and Assessment Information Pack

Letter to candidates

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability,
religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.