Ridgewood School, Doncaster, South Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £90,145-£103,334

Job summary

The governing body are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior leader to the post of headteacher at Ridgewood School. The role is suitable for an experienced headteacher relishing a new challenge or an aspiring leader working towards their first headship.

We are a larger than average secondary school with a substantial Sixth Form. In the main school, our results are continuing to improve and our students achieve in line with their peers nationally. In our Sixth Form, over 90% of our students go on to study at university, with one in three of these gaining a place at a prestigious Russell Group university.

To be successful at Ridgewood you will need to demonstrate a proven track record in strategic leadership and should possess the single-minded vision and drive to lead the school to continue to achieve success.

As school leadership is extremely influential on the success of a school, it is expected that you will be instrumental in shaping our future direction using your specific knowledge, skills, and attributes for the benefit of students, staff and governors.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1374 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Ridgewood School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@educatehr.co.uk

About Ridgewood School

Staff and students at Ridgewood work hard every day to embody the school’s core values: Excellence, Teamwork, Enjoyment and Integrity. We are enjoying a trajectory of continued success and look forward to welcoming a successful applicant who can join us on our journey. We became a standalone academy in 2011, and we are incredibly proud of the progress we have made as a school, having laid strong foundations for further improvement going forward.

Our school motto, ‘Prepare for the road ahead’, represents our belief in preparing our staff and students for their future. We exemplify our motto not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of the training, enrichment and experiences which make us all model citizens. Our school values underpin what we do and contribute to our ethos in everything we undertake as a school community. We set our standards high and do not compromise, because we believe in the best for everyone.

School location

Barnsley Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7UB