Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


Salary Range: Group 7 (within range L28-L39) Negotiable dependent upon skills and experience.

Start date: 1 September 2024

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School has a long and proud history and standing in the localcommunity. The students, staff and Governors of the school are looking for an exceptional leader to help write the next chapter of our history.

If you are a proven, innovative, motivated, strategic professional, with the skills to build on our strengths, whilstsimultaneously moving us onwards, and a passion to ensure that all members of our school community can, in line with our vision, enjoy ‘life in all its fullness’, then we would encourage you to apply for the role.

The most important aspect of this process is finding someone with the right personal qualities to lead our school, and sowe want to be explicit in our interest in receiving applications from exceptional candidates from all backgrounds. This is a great time to join our school and we believe it will be a stimulating, challenging, and professionally fulfilling role.

Situated in the village of Welton, close to the historic and beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln, this Church of England11-18 Comprehensive School has around 1,500 students on roll. Our school gained academy status in January 2011, received an ‘Excellent’ SIAMS grading in March 2019, and an Ofsted ‘Good’ in October 2022.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

• The opportunity to work with enthusiastic and aspirational students with high learning expectations.

• A strong team of effective and committed staff.

• A supportive and engaged Senior Leadership Team & Trust Board.

• Continuous professional development.

• A Christian ethos and values at the heart of a fully inclusive school community.

Further details about the role

If you would like to visit the school, prior to application, to see for yourself that William Farr is a unique and special school, please contact Sarah Elderkin, Clerk to the Trust Board, at: to arrange. Learn more about our school at: Visits to the school are encouraged on Monday 25 March, 2-3.30pm and Tuesday 26 March, 4-5pm.

How to apply

Applications should be made online, using the TES application form, via the TES website only.

Closing date: Monday 15 April 2024 at Noon.

Shortlisting: Thursday 18 April 2024.

Interview dates: Friday 26 April 2024 and Monday 29 April 2024.

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and other relevant clearances.

References will be taken up prior to interview in line with our Keeping Children Safe in Education obligations. Candidates who are not shortlisted will not be contacted. Feedback will only be provided to candidates invited to interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

William Farr School is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
William Farr School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

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About William Farr CofE Comprehensive School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1428 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

William Farr is a large, successful, Church of England comprehensive school in Lincoln. The school gained academy status in 2011 and has approximately 1,450 students on roll, including 240 in the sixth form. The school was graded as GOOD by Ofsted in all categories in October 2022.

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