Headteacher Appleby Grammar School, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Job description

A unique opportunity to assume leadership of one of Cumbria’s oldest educational institutions - a thriving, well-respected and forward-looking Academy in a beautiful part of the country.

Appleby Grammar School is a small, comprehensive secondary school with a vibrant sixth form and wide-ranging links and partnerships within the Cumbrian educational community.

The post becomes available on the retirement of an experienced Headteacher, who for more than a decade has dedicated himself to serving the school and the community. The new Head will inherit what Governors believe is unique opportunity to take the school to the next level and play a leading role in future educational developments in the Eden district.

Essential educational requirements

The candidate should be educated to degree level. Experience of at least three years in a school senior leadership role with significant strategic responsibilities. Evidence of being an excellent classroom practitioner and of leading and coaching others in developing high quality teaching. Evidence of teaching and / or leadership in more than one secondary school. Proven track record in raising educational aspirations and standards. Experience of working collaboratively with other schools.

Essential qualifications

Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status who has worked extensively with secondary age students. Achieved, or committed to working towards NPQH. Evidence of continued professional development appropriate to a leadership role. Knowledge and understanding of current education legislation.

Essential skills and experience

Proven ability to inspire others towards a vision for the whole community, enabling this to be shared, understood and supported by all stakeholders. Ability to demonstrate good communication skills (oral, written and listening) and provide evidence of building and maintaining strong relationships within school and the wider community, engendering a sense of trust and belonging for all
Highly effective classroom teacher whose practices inspire and develop others. Ability to secure leadership at all levels in the school and lead on effective staff performance management. Proven experience of strategic management including planning and managing a budget and allocating human and financial resources effectively. Proven experience and understanding of school self-evaluation methods, Improvement planning and links with the Ofsted process. Demonstrate skills in the understanding and interpretation of data and the use of data to support improvement and evaluation.

About Appleby Grammar School

Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XU
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