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Astra Vice Principal – Teacher Development
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 play a key leadership role in the new Astra Teaching School Hub – Buckinghamshire. The successful candidate will play an important role in shaping the quality of teacher development across the county, so that children and young people benefit from a highly trained and expert body of teachers.
Strategic thinking, innovation, networking 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 Teaching School Hub will be working closely with over 200 schools in Buckinghamshire to provide superb training and development for teachers for the benefit of students. The school also runs 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. 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 key challenges and opportunities for early career teacher training and support from September 2021, and how would you address them in this role?’

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

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).

Application Form 

Vice Principal – Teacher Development 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.


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