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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £64,225 and £70,733 pay award pending

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Head of School to lead our Secondary phase. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with the senior leaders and Executive Headteacher to build upon what we believe to be a successful and highly ambitious all - through school education.

To be successful, you will be a well-grounded and inspirational individual with recent experience of leadership in an educational setting. You will need to uphold our schools’ strong Christian values of Love, Service and Belonging and live these values as you lead and manage others, our children and our community.

You will need to be a leader with presence and visibility, who inspires, motivates and empowers others, relentless to continue improving the quality and robustness of the teaching team and the learning and personal outcomes for children

What the school offers its staff

St Mark’s will continue to grow over the next 3 years. Opportunities for growth and careerdevelopment for staff will be available. So if you strive for excellence in your career, like working in a team and value others wellbeing as much as your own, then please do get in touch.

Further details about the role

One School

St Mark’s CE All Through School will be one whole school community. We will create a sense of belonging for all who enter our school. Our school will be a safe place for those who learn and work here. Relationships between staff and students and high expectations of behaviour and conduct will be the key to the success of our school. Our ethos of nurture, high standards and expectations will be modelled through the school by excellent staff.

Serving All

St Mark’s C of E School will be an inclusive school, which will serve the community of Southampton. As a Church of England School, our values are underpinned by the teachings and example of Jesus. Jesus teaches us to 'love your neighbour as you love yourself'. We will put our students at the centre of our School by supporting them all irrespective of background, nationality, religion, gender or educational need to achieve high standards of education and behaviour.

Through Excellence

At St Mark’s C of E School we will expect excellence from everyone. This means that leaders will seek to find the most appropriate innovative practice from national and international sources. Leaders will expect the best from the staff and students across the school, and support them to achieve. All staff, in partnership with parents and the wider community, will be expected to give their best at all times to ensure excellent future outcomes for students. Our students will make excellent progress from the moment they arrive at our school. Everyone in the School community will respect and honour one another in the way they look, speak and act. We will teach students at St Mark's our high expectations and work with students and families who need additional support with this.

Commitment to safeguarding

• St Mark’s Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS. • For posts that require a DBS check, if you have lived outside the UK within the last 5 years, you will need to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct / Police certificate from the country/countries you have resided in (Criminal overseas check). Kindly note that this is at the expense of the candidate, as well as any costs involved for translating into English
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About St Mark's Church of England School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 16
School size
599 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
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St Mark’s CE School is a one whole school community, where we create a sense of belonging for all who enter our school. Our ethos of nurture and high standards and expectations is modelled throughout the school by excellent staff. “Staff love working at this school. They are a strong team, and feel well supported by leaders regarding their well-being and workload.” - Ofsted Nov 2022 St Mark’s CE School opened as an all-through school in September 2022. Building on our excellent primary school foundations, we welcomed our first ever cohort of Year 7 students

Arranging a visit to St Mark's Church of England School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kwolf@st-marks-southampton.org.uk.

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