9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge and Experience
  • Have senior leadership experience in a secondary school with a proven track record of success in raising achievement and bringing about improvement
  • Lead by example through communicating, engaging and modelling outstanding practice; have a visible presence within the school and the wider community, with the will to represent the school to a variety of audiences
  • In accordance with agreed school/Trust policies, be willing to set challenging targets and deliver exceptional outcomes and results
  • Demonstrate financial acumen
  • Show a clear understanding of, and commitment to quality in education as well as having: - the ability to identify and establish the principles of an outstandingly effective school - experience of strategies which raise children’s achievements - the qualities necessary to establish a strong school culture of personal development, commitment to learning, excellent behaviour and high standards Skills and Abilities
  • To be able to think and act strategically and communicate a vision for the school as part of leading edge developments in secondary education
  • To forge and develop productive relationships with governors, staff, parents, students, the local community, other schools, and other partners
  • Have outstanding all-round communication and presentation skills that can reach a variety of audiences
  • Know when to be decisive and when to be consensual
  • To be able to network, and be a positive force in the community
  • To have knowledge of the structure, management and legalities of academies
  • To make an immediate impact on the school, growing the role rather than taking time to grow into the role Teaching and Learning
  • Recognise and demonstrate high quality teaching skills appropriate to the differing needs and aspirations of all pupils
  • Ability to foster an enthusiasm for learning through a varied programme of curricular and extra-curricular activity
  • The ability to create and maintain an ethos that promotes and secures outstanding teaching and learning and constructive relationships between students and staff
  • Experience of creating and maintaining an environment that promotes high academic standards and continual improvement Leadership and Management
  • To be able to demonstrate visionary leadership, drive and ambition
  • Have the ability to manage time and demands that headship needs and prioritise accordingly
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate outstanding management of people
  • Be fully supportive of and committed to promoting and developing the Christian character of the school
  • Willingness to promote and embed the school’s Christian values in an inclusive way
  • Able to model good collective worship Personal Qualities
  • Have integrity and reliability
  • Possess professional pride and ability to command respect from others
  • Have enthusiasm, energy and dynamism.
  • Be resilient and able to work under pressure
  • Listen to others concerning his/her own personal contribution and modify style and behaviour as appropriate
  • Be committed to the principles of equality and diversity
  • Have a willingness to reflect and engage in professional and personal development

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A forward looking and innovative school

  • A school with good behaviour and safety for all

  • Good facilities for teaching and learning

  • Leading edge professional development support to improve your practice

  • A school where care, guidance and support are central to ensuring students make excellent progress

  • A school where learning is really personalised

  • An amazing staff team

  • Car parking on site

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post prior to commencement. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Applying for the job

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About St Mark's CofE School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
247 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01225 312661

St Mark’s School is a distinctive and inclusive, co-educational school, situated in the northeast of Bath. The school was inspected twice last year, firstly by SIAMS in November and then OFSTED in February. The school was categorised as a ‘Good’ school’ in both inspections, validating the wonderful work of the staff team.

Arranging a visit to St Mark's CofE School

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

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