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Head of Sixth Form

The Swan School, Oxford

Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS + TLR 1(2) (increasing to 1(3) when the sixth form is full)

Job summary

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a member of The Swan’s team, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. In this role you will help to establish a fantastic new sixth form from scratch. Working closely with the senior leadership team, you will put in place a clear vision for the sixth form which will open in September 2021. You will lead on both curriculum and pastoral aspects of the provision ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes and thrive in their lives after school.

The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player with leadership potential, a creative thinker who is unafraid to try new approaches, and a reflective practitioner, keen to continue learning in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.

Applying for the job

Candidates for this role should apply online via TES or our school website here: https://theswanschool.org.uk/current-vacancies/

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 117 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Swan School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email headteacher@theswanschool.org.uk
Contact phone number 01865416070

About The Swan School

The Swan School, part of the River Learning Trust, is Oxford’s first new secondary school for over 50 years, and opened in September 2019. When full, we will have approximately 1,200 students on roll. Initially, our sixth form will be small - we expect to have approximately 40 students in our first year 12 cohort - but will grow to full size once our current year 8 students get to sixth form age in September 2024. Our students will be drawn from a local catchment area and the school will be at the heart of the community.

Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School provides a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos is academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students are inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.

Arranging a visit to The Swan School

Please email headteacher@theswanschool.org.uk or call 01865 416 070 to arrange a visit or speak to someone about this role.

School location

Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7EE

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