Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L29 to L35

What skills and experience we're looking for


Job Start: September 2023

Contract Type:Full Time

Salary: L29 to L35

Contract Term: Permanent

The Avon Valley School is seeking an inspirational Headteacher who aspires to develop young people into well-educated, thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society. The post is available due to the retirement of our current Headteacher after a successful 9-year tenure.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a model of high professional standards in all aspects of school life
  • Lead by example in sharing in the effective and efficient daily management of the school
  • Maintain a high level of visibility around the school
  • Demonstrate a passion for education and for raising standards
  • Promote and maintain positive and respectful relationships between all members of the school community, staff and students
  • Be able to evidence a critical, collaborative and reflective approach to implementing change
  • Have the ability to inspire the confidence of students, parents, carers and colleagues through enthusiasm and commitment to the role
  • Have an ambitious mind-set, professional stamina and a moral commitment to raising standards for all students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with SEND
  • Understand how supporting colleagues and their professional development can raise standards.

What the school offers its staff

The Avon Valley School can offer you:

  • An oversubscribed school with an excellent reputation within the community for both academic and pastoral development
  • A committed and stable staff
  • A well-resourced school, with state of the art facilities in the Performing Arts, ICT, and Sport
  • An ambitious and forward-thinking ethos
  • A vision driven by a commitment to academic rigour, community cohesion, social justice and inclusivity
  • An extensive CPD programme with excellent in-house and external training opportunities
  • Employee benefits such as ‘cycle to work’ scheme and Wellbeing support

Closing date: Midday Monday 6th February 2023

Interviews to be held:Thursday 16th & Friday 17th February 2023

Interested candidates are invited to contact Fiona Perks, PA to the Headteacher ( to schedule a visit.

If this opportunity inspires you, and you would like to join our aspirational school, you can apply by downloading the application pack from our website:

Alternatively, please contact the school’s HR administrator: Marianne Pearson - to have a pack emailed or posted-out to you.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Avon Valley School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.The above post is subject to a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate with Barred List check (child) via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applying for the job

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About The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1101 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01788 542355

Avon Valley is a successful and oversubscribed school situated within the busy market town of Rugby. Following our Ofsted Inspection in July 2017, we were graded a ‘Good’ school. The school offers a distinctive ethos where we aim to inspire and support each student to prepare for their future by fulfilling both their academic and personal potential.

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