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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 to £46,525

Additional allowances

TLR1B - £11,410.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to work as the Head of the Vocational Faculty here at Farlingaye High School .

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and ambitious students who are keen to learn with proven high achievement and attainment
  • A strong reputation locally and in the wider community
  • A talented staff team that welcome new challenges and are committed to supporting colleagues and students
  • A very wide range of exciting extra-curricular activities
  • Opportunities to work in genuine collaboration with EAST and our partner schools
  • A supportive community, and Local Governing Body
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • OFSTED Good, 2022
  • Access to the staff Wellbeing ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ and benefits of working for Farlingaye and within EAST

Further details about the role

The Head of Faculty will play a pivotal role in shaping the academic direction and success of our vocational subjects offered, fostering an environment of excellence in teaching, research, and collaboration. Responsibilities include providing strategic leadership, overseeing curriculum development, promoting innovative teaching and learning, and ensuring the highest standards of academic quality and integrity. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and leader, possessing strong interpersonal skills to inspire and mentor faculty members and forge meaningful partnerships within and beyond Farlingaye. With a passion for education and a commitment to fostering a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment, you will lead by example, driving forward standards within the Faculty. We welcome applications from candidates who have an Economics speciality, but all Vocational subjects will be considered.

The Vocational Faculty is made up of Economics, Business, Travel & Tourism, Childcare and Health & Social Care. We have high expectations and all the staff in our team has a genuine commitment to excellent teaching and learning and providing a fantastic experience for our students. The Vocational faculty plays a hugely important role in ensuring the curriculum offer at Farlingaye offers students a broad range of subjects which inspire and ensure student success.

Farlingaye is a high-achieving comprehensive school with over 1900 students. It has a well-established reputation in the county of Suffolk and in the community, situated in the picturesque town of Woodbridge, approximately 10 miles north of Ipswich. We are proud to be part of an exciting and developing local Trust, EAST.

Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the school, and will be warmly welcomed. As we are about to enter our Easter holiday period, requests for visits should be made for week commencing Monday, 15th April and by Thursday, 25th April at the latest. Please contact Linda Marsh, HR Manager. In addition, candidates can contact Peter Smith, Headteacher via email over the Easter break. Please refer to the attached job booklet for contact details.

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Thursday, 25th April 2024

Interview Date: Wednesday, 1st May 2024

Should you wish to discuss the job role in further details, please contact Peter Smith, Headteacher or Josh Lampard, Assistant Headteacher

Commitment to safeguarding

Farlingaye High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and adhere to this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Farlingaye High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1923 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01394 385720

Arranging a visit to Farlingaye High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@farlingaye.suffolk.sch.uk.

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