Headteacher Faringdon Community College, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Job description

Faringdon Community College
L30-L36 (£83,757 - £97,013) Dependant on Experience
Required to start September 2020

Faringdon Community College (FCC) is a successful and popular 11-18 mixed comprehensive secondary school. The school has an excellent local reputation and is known for inspiring exciting teaching and learning where teachers are supported and encouraged to help every student to achieve individual success and realise their potential.

Following 34 years of dedicated service to the School, the retirement of our current Headteacher presents an exciting opportunity to join our school, set in attractive landscaped grounds, on the edge of Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

We are looking for an exceptional, committed Headteacher with a proven record in educational leadership to share our ambition and strategic vision to build upon the Ofsted ‘good’ rating (February 19). Your energy and enthusiasm will inspire, challenge and empower all members of the school in achieving the vision, and fostering an environment in which learning thrives.

As a dynamic organisation, our Headteacher will have strong leadership skills, and be comfortable managing competing agendas. The school has a strong and motivated team of teaching and non-teaching staff, committed to ensuring the needs of our students are met and providing the best education they can.

As a founding member of the Faringdon Academy of Schools, an eight school multi-academy trust established on 1st April 2012, you will have opportunity to work with primary colleagues to shape the knowledge and skills of those students transitioning from our feeder primary schools.

In return for your energy, passion, and ambition, as an Academy Headteacher, you will be welcomed in to our innovative and elective Trust. We have a strong partnership of Headteachers and central trust team, supporting both your own ambition and continuing professional development, and that of your school and staff. The central trust team allows our Headteachers greater capacity to concentrate on delivery of teaching and learning, whilst maintaining a local level of control and accountability.

For the full application pack, please visit our website www.fccoxon.co.uk/vacancies

Requests to visit the school and completed application forms, together with a letter of interest of no more than 500 words should be directed to: recruitment@faringdon.academy

Closing Date for applications: Monday 2nd March 2020 at 10am
Interviews for the position will take place on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th March 2020

Faringdon Academy of Schools is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS check and safeguarding training as part of their job role.

Essential educational requirements

Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
QuaLification suitability to be confirmed at interview

Essential qualifications

Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
Qualification suitability to be confirmed at interview

Essential skills and experience

- Successful senior leadership experience at Headteacher or Deputy level
- Experience of leading, and managing change successfully, and encouraging innovation and empowering others to deliver the vision
- Commitment to Safeguarding children and its importance
- Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning
- Planning, determining and organising major curriculum areas
- An understanding of educational issues and challenges, including the statutory legal and financial frameworks.
Please refer to person specification for full details

Employee benefits

Competitive rates of pay
Flexible working arrangements
Family friendly schemes to help balance family commitments, including generous maternity, paternity and adoption provision
Excellent pension scheme
Initiatives to support health and wellbeing, including an Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle to Work scheme
Opportunities for CPD including an Internal Training School, Apprenticeships and fully funded Masters degrees
10% discount on membership of Better Leisure centres

About Faringdon Community College

Fernham Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7LB
Faringdon Community College website (opens in a new window)