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College Leader (Deputy Head) x2

Tudor Grange AcademySolihull

Our staff are our most valued asset.  As a National Teaching School ALL our staff have access to a wealth of support provided by outstanding practitioners.

The  Opportunity

We seek to appoint two outstanding, highly motivated leaders to join a dynamic and forward thinking leadership team. Applications from experienced senior leaders seeking experience in a large, outstanding school (with newly designated Teaching School Hub status) as well as those from experienced middle leaders seeking their next challenge are welcomed.

The opportunity to be a college leader at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull is an exciting one. This senior role within the Academy presents the opportunity for a leader to develop their leadership skills in preparation for future leadership positions, including across Tudor Grange Academies Trust or as the leader of a school.

College Leaders are responsible for the achievement and pastoral care of approx. 200 students within their college, as well as line management of subject areas. In addition, the college leader will hold strategic responsibilities across the Academy (such as personal development, curriculum, assessment, quality assurance, quality first teaching, disadvantaged students, behaviour, data). Specific responsibilities will be determined following the appointment of the successful candidate. Appointing a leader who believes in the culture of the Academy, whilst showing the right leadership skills and personal values is most important.

The successful candidate would play a vital role in ensuring that we maintain exceptional outcomes for students at the Academy, whilst also ensuring that students are happy and well cared for. In addition, the ability to establish excellent working relationships with staff, students and parents is a priority.

The chosen candidate will need to:

• Be an excellent classroom practitioner

• Have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff and students

• Have a drive for continuing professional development

• Have experience of managing change and development

• Have high expectations of all students

• Be committed to continuous improvement and engage in research

• Be excited by the prospect and opportunities of working in a Multi Academy Trust

If you feel that you have these attributes and skills and you are a suitably qualified and highly motivated professional, then we would like to hear from you. Due to COVID we are not hosting visits but we would be happy to arrange telephone conversations and / or TEAMS meetings with potential candidates. Please email the Principal’s PA, Ms Nickie Stead if you would like to arrange this.

The Academy

Tudor Grange Academy is an outstanding 11 – 18 comprehensive school situated in South Solihull with a roll of 1643 students. The school was inspected by Ofsted in June 2014 who judged it to be outstanding overall and for each of the four main areas the school was categorised as outstanding. Tudor Grange is committed to delivering a high quality educational experience for all its students; it is also committed to sharing its experience and expertise with other educational institutions to raise attainment for all students. To this end we are a National Support School. We have also been awarded World Class School status.

If you join us, you will benefit from:

• Teaching pupils who are well motivated

• Strong parental support

• An excellent induction programme

• Working in a Trust with structured professional development opportunities

• A real chance to develop in a forward thinking, highly successful academy

• As part of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust we offer first-class career opportunities within our diverse portfolio of schools and excellent CPD. You will work alongside people who are passionate about what they do, who want to make a positive difference to children’s lives, and can help us stretch and support children to achieve beyond expectation.

What We Can Offer You

Our staff are our single biggest asset, and the success of our students depends on them. So we take care of, and invest in them, properly! A few of the things we offer are:

A comprehensive CPD programme for all staff whether they are NQT, RQT or aspiring leaders.

Free school meals for just two 25 minute lunch duties per fortnight

A supportive, open and approachable leadership team

Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other

Free staff activities including: fitness classes, sports clubs and book groups

Free tea, coffee and biscuits

On-site parking for staff

The Academy participates in the childcare voucher scheme

The Academy participates in the cycle to work scheme

Access to our Employee Assistance Programme

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome.

Shortlisting: Monday 19th April 9am

Interviews: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button to download the application form.

Completed applications must be returned to Mrs Sarah Taylor at the Academy by 9am on Monday 19th April  either via email to or to Tudor Grange Academy Solihull, Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD.

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The recruitment process is robust in seeking to establish the commitment of candidates to support the school’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.  All applications will be considered on their merit and the post will be offered subject to the usual health and criminal record clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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