Assistant Principal: Head of Sixth Form

Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 10 to Lead Practitioners range 14, £51,310 to £56,578

Job summary

A unique opportunity has arisen to appoint a dynamic and innovative Head of Sixth Form to manage and develop all aspects of the Sixth Form at Colchester County High School for Girls. There is also the potential for additional Senior Leadership Team responsibilities dependent upon the experience of a suitable candidate.

The post holder will be accountable for the strategic direction, leadership and management of the Sixth Form including recruitment and retention of Sixth Form students, marketing of the Sixth Form, academic monitoring of student progress and achievement, and the transition and progression from GCSE to A Level qualifications and future pathways. They will lead, develop and enhance the pastoral provision within the Sixth Form so that students are confident, resilient and prepared both for learning and life skills.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

A first degree in a subject relevant to the teaching post.
A DfE recognised teaching qualification.
A commitment to the continuing professional development of all members of the Department.
A commitment to further professional development.

Essential skills and experience

Have an excellent record of successful teaching.
Outstanding planning, assessment, marking and record-keeping.
Be proactive in raising standards, initiating and maintaining innovative curriculum design and delivery.
Understand and respond to all current educational initiatives which apply to the subject.
Excellent communication, problem-solving skills, subject knowledge and ICT skills.
Be dedicated to the success of the students, department and pastoral teams, the school and themselves.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and as part of a team.
Commitment to extra-curricular activities and to the school's involvement in the wider community, including supporting 11+ testing day.
Have enthusiasm, energy, resilience and vision.

Employee benefits

Salary negotiable. Anticipated to be L10-14 but could be higher dependent on skills, experience and potential for other responsibilities.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 982 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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Website Colchester County High School for Girls website (opens in a new window)
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About Colchester County High School for Girls

Colchester County High School for Girls is part of Alpha Trust. It is a selective state school for academically able students aged from 11 to 18 years which consistently achieves public examination results at the highest level and Ofsted "Outstanding". Admission to the school is via the 11+ examination in Year 7; the school also admits academic students to the Sixth Form. The school is lead for the North East Essex Teaching School Alliance and Colchester Teacher Training Consortium is based on the site. Situated a mile to the west of central Colchester, the school is set in its own extensive grounds on a large, quiet campus.

School location

Norman Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3US