8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
Senior Leader Pay Scale LDR 15-23 (£50,383 - £55,609)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, ambitious individual who will promote and contribute to the continued development of our sixth form provision. We have approximately 250 students in the sixth form, who are overseen by the Head of Sixth Form, supported by the Deputy Head of Sixth Form and a Pastoral Support Team. We are extremely proud of recent recognition from Ofsted who graded the sixth form ‘outstanding’ in May 2019; this truly is an excellent opportunity for a first-rate practitioner to lead the sixth form to further success.

Teaching commitment (no preference for subject offered) is likely to be around 0.5 FTE.

Our desire to be one of the very top non-selective, comprehensive sixth forms nationally continues with great enthusiasm and this appointment is a key factor in ensuring that we achieve that ambition. We hope our application pack will give you a better understanding of The Burgate School and Sixth Form and encourage you to apply.

Interviews for this position will be held on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 October 2021.

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible because we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we have received sufficient applications that meet the given criteria.

Safeguarding Statement
The Burgate School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Any offer of a post will be conditional subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance. As this is a post in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a children's barred list check. It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. All positions within The Burgate School and Sixth Form are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

A copy of our Child Protection policy and our policy on the employment of ex-offenders form part of the application pack for this post and are also available to view on The Burgate School and Sixth Form’s website at: https://www.theburgate.com/policies

Applying for the job

To apply for the role, please complete an application form via the TES website at: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/head-of-sixth-form-hampshire-1489408 by the deadline, 09:00hrs on Monday 27 September 2021. Only applications submitted on an application form will be considered. CVs will not be considered.

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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
1013 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01425 652039

About The Burgate School and Sixth Form

The Burgate School and Sixth Form converted to a Single Academy Trust in May 2011. We are a popular, Hampshire school, situated in expansive grounds on the outskirts of Fordingbridge in Hampshire, providing high quality comprehensive education for children aged between 11 and 18. We enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community for our high standards.

We offer a broad curriculum covering a wide range of subjects at GCSE and A Level which are delivered by a highly qualified and caring team of professional teachers and support staff who are committed to offering the highest quality of education to the students alongside a creative approach to learning that inspires curiosity, builds collaboration, helps develop resilience and encourages flexibility of thought.

Our school vision is that we want every child to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are. We believe that Every Burgate Child Matters and we recognise all of our students as individuals, encouraging each to reach their full potential. We have high aspirations for every student and are committed to raising standards of achievement and nurturing a culture of high expectations to drive success for each student in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. We want to support our students in becoming independent learners, as well as confident and responsible young people thereby achieving our motto of Learning for Life.

Arranging a visit to The Burgate School and Sixth Form

We firmly believe that visiting a school is key to deciding whether you should apply for a new role, so please do contact Sarah Hewett, Headteacher's PA, on 01425 652039 or via shewett@burgate.hants.sch.uk if you wish to make an appointment to look round.

School location

Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EZ

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