Headteacher - Malmesbury School Malmesbury School, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Job description

Do you want to lead our Happy, Caring and Excellent School at an exciting time?
Are you an aspiring headteacher looking for your first Headship or serving Head who is keen to work in a growing Trust of successful schools?
The Trustees of the Athelstan Trust wish to appoint an excellent teacher and school leader to the post of Headteacher at Malmesbury School from September 2020.
The Athelstan Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust formed in 2015 currently consisting of three secondary Schools (Malmesbury School, Bradon Forest School and The Dean Academy) in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire with another approved to join in April 2020. All our schools share a deep commitment to delivering an excellent comprehensive education to all the students in the Trust.
Malmesbury School is a successful and growing 11-18 school with approximately 1,400 students on roll in the attractive town of Malmesbury, surrounded by stunning Wiltshire countryside with easy access to the M4. We enjoy excellent modern facilities.
This is a very exciting time to be joining the Trust where we all work together to raise standards in all our schools. This post offers a talented and ambitious school leader a wonderful opportunity to work in a supportive Trust that is committed to high quality Professional Development for its staff.
Please feel free to call Tim Gilson CEO/ Executive Headteacher for an informal conversation before applying on 01666 829700.

Essential educational requirements

Degree - First/Second Class Hons
Higher Degree or post graduate qualification
Evidence of significant ongoing professional development

Essential qualifications

Evidence of significant ongoing professional development
An excellent classroom teacher
A passionate commitment to comprehensive education
Able to inspire and motivate students to develop their full potential and raise aspirations
Have a proven track record of innovative, collaborative and successful leadership
At least four years' experience of senior leadership
Experience of working with Governors and/or other professional bodies
A commitment to collaboration between schools
Evidence of involvement of a wider education network
Experience of mentoring/supporting teachers
Experience in more than one school
Experience of working in a MAT or federation

Essential skills and experience

Able to work effectively with Executive Headteacher, Chair of LGB and other Trust Leaders collaboratively
Able to enthuse, motivate and lead staff and students
Approachable and emotionally intelligent
Able to set targets, meet deadlines and to work under pressure
Warm, caring personality
Good presentational skills and public speaking
Drive, determination and resilience
Able to inspire the confidence of the parents and the wider local community
A Sense of Humour
An imaginative and creative thinker capable of delivering solutions

Employee benefits

Working in the Athelstan trust - a supportive and successful trust.
Opportunities to work with colleagues in other schools in the trust.
Excellent induction programme including support for those returning to teaching/new to schools.
Highly supportive and skilled colleagues and SLT.
Comprehensive in-school CPD programme including specialist training using external providers.
Termly SPARK teaching and learning and Athelstan Trust newsletters that share best practice and latest news.
Faculties/teams that promote continual collaboration and sharing of resources to reduce workload and improve provision for students.
Excellent career progression opportunities
Extensive student enrichment and trip programme
On site counselling service.

About Malmesbury School

We are a National Support School with a long history of working in collaboration with other schools. The most recent Ofsted inspection graded the school as ‘outstanding’ in every category. In September 2014 we were designated a Teaching School. This is an excellent opportunity for professional development in a very supportive and caring school. This post would be suitable for a highly competent NQT or a teacher with experience and a proven track record of success. At Malmesbury School our vision is to be a happy, caring and excellent community. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school providing an education of the highest quality for all the students within Malmesbury and the surrounding area.

Corn Gastons, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0DF
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