Tanbridge House School, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1SR

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    19 January 2022

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Group 7, L33 - L39

Headteacher job summary

Group 7 L33- 39
11 – 16 Co-Ed School - 1533 Students
Required for September 2022

Tanbridge House School is an inclusive and innovative co-educational school. We have excellent purpose-built facilities and are proud to have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in our most recent inspection. We are a comprehensive school where every child really matters.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational and forward thinking headteacher to lead the school on to the next stage of its development.

We would love to receive your application for the headteacher role, if you:
- Are committed to supporting and inspiring every student at Tanbridge House to be the best they can be
- Are dedicated to the principles of inclusion in a fully comprehensive setting
- Have extensive experience of leading continuous school improvement at a senior level
- Have a deep understanding of and commitment to our vision and values
- Have a track record of leading and inspiring colleagues, students and parents and enthusiastically collaborating with stakeholders including the governors, community and local authority
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We embrace diversity and make necessary adjustments to be inclusive.
Please complete the application form and write an accompanying letter of application (of no more than 2 A4 sides/500 words) addressed to the Chair of Governors which addresses the questions:
1. What are the principal challenges of headship?
2. How are you prepared for them and what personal attributes would you bring to the school?
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to a DBS enhanced certificate.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 4 February 2022 Interviews will be held on 8 and 9 March 2022

Please see the school website https://www.tanbridge-house-sch.co.uk/How-to-Apply/ for an application form. All applications should be emailed to the school at jobs@ths.uk.net.
Please contact Jill Friese-Greene, Business Manager, on extension 208 if you have any queries regarding the application form and information pack. Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

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About Tanbridge House School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1534 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact email
Contact phone number
01403 263628

School Aims, Values and Ethos:

Tanbridge House School is an inspiring school which believes in academic excellence for all.

We aspire to be "Exceptional Every Day" through our core values of Care, Kindness and Achievement.

Our aims as a school reflect our ambition for continual progress and our passion for being the best school that we can be for our students, parents, staff and community links:

• Ensure that every student is supported to maximise their academic potential and reach their "personal best"
• Enable every student at Tanbridge House School to become self-motivated to develop respect of others and gain a real sense of self-worth within a caring and nurturing school environment
• Build strong links with parents/carers and our community to provide an outstanding educational experience for all learners in a co-educational environment
• Insist on excellent teaching to ensure progression and actively respond to individual needs, talents, skills and interests
• Promote enquiring minds, creativity and confidence
• Ensure provision of the best facilities in a comfortable, attractive and safe workplace
• Empower students at Tanbridge House School to develop essential skills for lifelong learning, vital for success in a fast changing and diverse society

At the very heart of our school is a kind and caring community. Teachers, support staff and all other adults formally connected to the school are excellent role models. Students are encouraged to support each other in all aspects of school life.

This underpins all that we do and all that we hope to achieve. Once this is in place, all of our other aspirations come to life, helping Tanbridge House School to be:
• A kind and caring school
• A safe and happy place to learn
• An inclusive school – embracing diversity
• Delivering excellence in all subjects
• A stimulating place to learn
• A school which encourages personal best in learning and beyond.

Get a taste of life at Tanbridge House by watching our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLU3bovw88Y

Arranging a visit to Tanbridge House School

You are warmly encouraged to visit the school in advance of submitting your application, and visits will be offered with Covid appropriate adjustments. Please email the Headteacher's PA, Gemma Strugnell at gstrugnell@ths.uk.net or our dedicated vacancy email address at jobs@ths.uk.net to arrange a time and date for your visit.

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