6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Salary circa : L37-43 (£102,159- £117,197)

Job summary

The Governors and Trustees are seeking to appoint an outstanding and forward-thinking leader to take this large, high-performing and creative school on its next stage of development from September 2022.

We are looking for a leader who has:
• a track record of success in raising standards for young people
• the qualities needed to challenge, motivate and support colleagues to achieve the highest standards
• a vision for educating the whole person
• a personal commitment to inclusion and diversity
• the desire to extend the educational opportunities that a large school can provide
• the skills to network and build alliances across educational settings
• a desire to work collaboratively within the Multi Academy Trust.

We can offer you:
• a school that is already performing well but will need to be constantly renewed
• a culture where students feel safe and valued
• a talented, committed and well-motivated staff
• a happy, well-behaved, confident and hardworking student body
• a supportive and active Governing Body, together with encouraging and involved parents
• significant opportunities for collaboration and development within the LSP.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping) and a cycle to work scheme.

Applying for the job

Applications should be emailed, with covering letter* and application form (please do not include a curriculum vitae), to Prof Neil Willey, Chair of Governors, to HR@lsp.org.uk by not later than 9am on Monday 31st January 2022

*Candidates do not need to complete section 11 of application form (additional information in support of your application) as this information will be provided in your covering letter.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
2009 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
Contact phone number
01275 842606

About Gordano School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. We are very proud to be the sole secondary school serving the thriving town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community. We were judged Outstanding by OFSTED in all categories in our last inspection in 2012.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We are proud of our considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic or vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

Arranging a visit to Gordano School

We would encourage prospective candidates to visit our school prior to application. Arrangements can be made by contacting Lisa Harrison, Head teacher’s PA lharrison@gordanoschool.org.uk or 01275 842606.

School location

St Mary's Road, Bristol, BS20 7QR

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