28 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Inner London Qualified Teacher

Job summary

There is a vacancy for a Head of School at the due to the retirement of the current postholder. This is a highly influential and critical role with Francis Barber PRU.
You will take full responsibility for the progress, wellbeing health and safety of the pupils and staff at one of the sites at Francis Barber and with the support of the senior leadership team and subject leaders provide a full-time timetable of academic and practical lessons. Your key role will be to ensure the smooth day to day running of the site.

The Head of School will work with the Heads’ Team to provide vision, leadership and direction for the continuing improvement of the whole PRU. Francis Barber supports all the schools in the borough to reduce permanent exclusions by flexibly responding to the varied needs of challenging young people.

Francis Barber is a large, friendly and inclusive PRU that prides itself on helping the young people it works with to achieve their full potential. It is also a complex PRU, catering for a number of specific groups of young people. These include: pupils who have been permanently excluded, those who are dual registered, pupils who have recently moved into the area, and some who have not regularly attended school in the past. OFSTED rated the PRU as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features in 2013, commenting that ‘‘There is a friendly and welcoming ethos and a variety of activities both during the day and after school. These, along with good keyworking, help young people make changes which enable them to be successful in their education’.

Staff at Francis Barber are committed to creating a reflective and considerate community where pupils can learn in a safe and secure environment. We value the individual strengths which pupils and staff can equally contribute to the development of positive and co-operative relationships.

Francis Barber is a great place to work with a friendly staff team and fantastic transport links and shops and banks nearby. The school is very mindful of supporting staff wellbeing and there are many opportunities for CPD.

If you have the necessary experience and qualifications for the post then we will be delighted to hear from you. For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Jackie Addison, Headteacher.

Applying for the job

Please visit the Wandsworth Council website to download an application form

https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/jobs/search

Please send your completed application form to admintooting@fb-pru.wandsworth.sch.uk

We do not accept CV's.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
68 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
02086720771

About Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit

Francis Barber is a large, friendly and inclusive PRU that prides itself on helping the young people it works with to achieve their full potential. It is also a complex PRU, catering for a number of specific groups of young people. These include: pupils who have been permanently excluded, those who are dual registered, pupils who have recently moved into the area, and some who have not regularly attended school in the past. OFSTED rated the PRU as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features in 2013, commenting that ‘‘There is a friendly and welcoming ethos and a variety of activities both during the day and after school. These, along with good keyworking, help young people make changes which enable them to be successful in their education’.

Arranging a visit to Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit

Please contact the school office on 0208 672 0771 if you would like to arrange a school visit.

School location

287 Franciscan Road, London, SW17 8HE

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