4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    22 June 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
LPS 10-14

Job summary

Assistant Headteacher (permanent, full time, salary L10-14) is required for boys' Grammar School (mixed sixth form), from September 2021. Sir Thomas Rich's School seek to appoint a highly effective leader for whole school learning and teaching.

The role

As a member of the School’s Senior Management Team, the Assistant Headteacher (Learning and Teaching) shares overall responsibility for the smooth running of the School. Each member of the SMT has their own specific responsibilities and lead strategically in the area for which they are responsible.  The successful candidate will be responsible for taking the strategic lead on developing and implementing innovative practice in all aspects of learning and teaching in the School,  including the continuing professional development and appraisal of teaching staff in order to secure the highest quality outcomes for all pupils.  We shall appoint a leader who has vision and is not afraid of always looking for ways in which the School can improve. They will be an outstanding teacher, in any subject discipline, who can analyse educational developments, determine what is appropriate for our pupils and staff, and successfully implement change.  For more information, please download the attached job information booklet.

About you

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated colleague with a strong academic background who is an outstanding teacher and classroom practitioner with the ability to  develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.  Energy, commitment and a willingness to support and contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School is expected. The post would suit an ambitious candidate who is looking to progress their career. Evidence of sustained outstanding teaching is essential as is exemplary leadership and management across all aspects of their current role.  We are looking for a confident, professional and approachable colleague who can communicate well with all members of our school community. 

Applying for the job

If you wish to be considered, please complete the attached application form and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome. Please forward via the website www.strschool.co.uk (About Us/Vacancies) or send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF. We also accept applications via email to jem@strs.org.uk.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1067 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
Contact phone number
01452 338431

About Sir Thomas Rich's School

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Rated as ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. 

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential. 

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B. 

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol. 

Arranging a visit to Sir Thomas Rich's School

Informal visits to the School are encouraged. For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via School Reception on 01452 338400 or direct email, jem@strs.org.uk. 

School location

Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF

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