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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS/Leadership Scale L5-L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

We seek an excellent leader who will be part of a strong middle leadership team as Head of Sixth Form. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, experienced and inspiring leader who will understand and embody aspirations into every corner of the Academy, working alongside other leaders in the academy.

The Head of Sixth Form will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Sixth Form, the academic progress and pastoral welfare of the Sixth Form students, and recruitment of students. As a key member of the Curriculum Leader team, the Head of Sixth Form will be active in promoting the school aims, and supporting an ethos that promotes achievement and high standards.

We are looking for an individual who leads with humanity and epitomises the ethical framework for leadership in education, a calm and motivated individual who can foster positive relationships rapidly, a natural supportive leader who has presence and inner drive, an optimist who will go the extra mile to ensure the life chances and ‘cultural capital’ of all our pupils are maximised.

You will be a successful leader with a proven track record of school improvement. You will have significant experience of raising achievement, leading change and have excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate staff and students.

With students who have the desire to succeed, an aspirational team of staff, supportive colleagues, both within the academy and in the wider MAT, Wykham Park Academy offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career with the potential for future progression within Aspirations.

You would become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, and opportunities for progression. In fact, appraisal at Aspirations focusses on each individual's Personal Professional Vision.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you:

  • A campus with an outstanding sixth form.
  • Sixth formers who have the ambition to study at universities across the country
  • Support and line management from a team of experienced curriculum leaders and SLT.
  • Clear behavior systems
  • A feedback policy focused on closing the gap – we do not have onerous/impossible marking policies and we continuously monitor them from a workload perspective
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop – we believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong staff culture
  • Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources
  • CPD that starts as soon as you are appointed with a clear induction programme and an extensive programme of CPD offered by our Trust
  • A beautiful campus situated on the very edge of the Cotswolds, only half an hour from Oxford and an hour from London by train

We would be delighted to show you around our Academy in order to fully appreciate our thriving community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Wykham Park

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
963 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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