This job expired on 21 February 2024

  • Start date details

    Required for 1st September 2024 or earlier for the right candidate

  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£83,081 - £119,921 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are delighted to invite applications for our vacancy of Headteacher at Marches School.

Do you have great vision, mental courage and a passion for education and improving young people’s life chances?

If you can empower staff and students, show great empathy, are outward looking and value the culture of continuous learning – then this is the role for you.

Group 7, starting point and scale dependent on experience

1.0fte Permanent

Required for 1st September 2024 or earlier for the right candidate

Marches School, part of Marches Academy Trust, has recently been rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted with lots of scope to build and grow further. The Trust is in search of an individual possessing the appropriate personal attributes, potential, and values to spearhead a new chapter for the school. Your role will be crucial in our journey towards ongoing enhancement and positive results, contributing to the provision of quality education for the Oswestry community in the picturesque rural surroundings of Shropshire.

We invite applications from Headteachers with a proven track record of successful headship, or aspiring Deputy Heads with a desire to take their next career step.

Our Trust is deeply rooted in a coaching culture. For new Headteachers, comprehensive support, induction, and mentorship are provided to facilitate their development and growth within our Trust. Our noteworthy success in cultivating outstanding senior leaders through our talent pathway and people-centric approach is a testament to our commitment. Our schools operate under a model of autonomy through policy, allowing experienced Headteachers to lead independently with Trust support readily available when required.

What the school offers its staff

Why this Headteacher role above others?

We know this school is a special place, our staff wellbeing survey tells us staff love working here because of the relationships between staff, departments and students and we would love to meet you so you can see this in practice.

The Marches School is a thriving school, dedicated to ensuring students feel fully supported in all that they do. Learning radiates well beyond the classroom, with a vast array of extra-curricular activities, trips and educational visits taking place each term. Facilities at the school are exceptional, providing students with access to state-of-the-art ICT equipment, extensive sports facilities and fully equipped classrooms.

As the founder school for the Marches Academy Trust leaders have opportunities to work across the Trust to support and collaborate with peers and colleagues in growing our family of schools.

The Marches Academy Trust values each person equally. We are committed to building a diverse team and embedding a welcoming, inclusive culture that encourages diversity and authenticity. We believe this will encourage creative ways of thinking – ensuring we collaborate more effectively and achieve better outcomes. We welcome applicants from all qualified candidates who share this commitment.

We strongly encourage candidates to come and visit our school. To arrange this, please contact Claire, the Headteacher’s PA > claire.mason@mar.mmat.co.uk

Our school website is a good starting point to see what we are all about. For further information or to apply for the post please visit our online recruitment site via the school’s website www.marchesschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 9am on 21st February 2024.

Interviews will be held over 2 days on 29th February and 1st March 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care and expect all staff to share this commitment. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to declare any criminal convictions and will be subject to online checks. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Marches School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1383 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01691 664400

The Marches School is a successful, forward-thinking 11-18 Academy, with 1,420 students currently on roll. Located in the attractive border town of Oswestry, the school enjoys a semi-rural location, within walking distance of the town centre. In 2013, The Marches opened its doors to the school's first ever Sixth Formers and now delivers a broad range of A-Levels and boasts modern, spacious Sixth Form Facilities.

Arranging a visit to The Marches School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email trusthr@mmat.co.uk.

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