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Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School, Blackburn, Lancashire

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary To be negotiated

Job summary

Do you have what it takes to nurture today’s young people and inspire tomorrow’s leaders? Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver inspirational leadership to school staff and young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, becoming a Star leader might just be the best career move you ever make.

About Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School and Sixth Form College

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School is a Muslim faith-based secondary school and sixth form for 11 to 18 year old girls, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We are extremely proud to be one of the highest performing schools in the country, with the highest Progress 8 score nationally for our 2019 GCSE results. We have been graded as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in three consecutive inspections. Like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an exceptional Principal to lead us on our journey of sustained excellence.

We want to hear from ambitious, talented senior leaders and established Principals who will bring inspirational leadership to our school. You will be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people with the natural ability to inspire and motivate both pupils and peers.

With substantial leadership experience as a Principal or Deputy, you will lead an approach that sees every challenge as an opportunity to continually improve standards of education and to foster an outstanding learning environment. As a Star leader, you’ll join the Star Academies family, a high-performing and supportive network of primary and secondary schools with some of the best leaders in education.

You will have:

A degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status
Substantial experience of senior leadership and management within and across school settings
The ability to create, and secure commitment to, a clear vision for an effective and high achieving school
A strong commitment to our STAR values.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday 4th October 2020 at midnight
Interview Date: w/c Monday 12th October
Proposed Start Date: January 2021 or ASAP thereafter

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Employee benefits

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Applying for the job

Due to the current situation with coronavirus in the UK, we are continuing to advertise vacancies and would encourage all interested, suitably qualified candidates to apply and we will ensure that no successful applicant incurs a financial detriment as a result of moving to Star.

We will shortlist as soon as possible after the closing date and will be in contact with shortlisted candidates to make arrangements for assessment. We will determine on a job by job basis the most suitable method for assessment in light of the current situation.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy, Muslim
Education phase Secondary
School size 838 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email daniel.burgess@staracademies.org

About Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College in Blackburn is an 800 place 11-18 girls’ secondary school, which includes a 200 place sixth form. It is a specialist humanities school. Like all Star schools, it also has “Leadership” as a specialism.

TIGHS was Star’s first school and has a strong history of excellence in every aspect of school life, achieving Ofsted “outstanding” on three consecutive occasions. In school league tables, TIGHS consistently ranks extremely highly on a range of attainment measures, including being the top school nationally for progress and overall performance in both 2017 and 2018.

Arranging a visit to Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

Please download the recruitment information pack below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Daniel Burgess at Star Central on 0330 313 9150 or by emailing daniel.burgess@staracademies.org.

School location

Preston New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7AD