Head of House, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire

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Baysgarth SchoolBarton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L1-5 (£38,984-£43,023)
Contract term: Permanent

Do you have what it takes to work one of the top 10% of schools nationally? 

If so, we want you!

We seek to appoint a passionate, dedicated and highly motivated Head of House at Baysgarth School. This post offers an opportunity to become more involved in the leadership, coordination and development of the school, under the direction of SLT. The school is committed to being a truly great school in terms of its pastoral care, community contribution and academic progress. Heads of House are responsible for all of these areas for the students in their care as well as additional responsibilities across the school which will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

A stone’s throw from the heart of the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, overlooking one of the 20th Century’s most impressive construction projects and located at the heart of the burgeoning UK centre for renewables, Baysgarth School is now in the most exciting phase of its history. In November 2016 we moved into our brand new state-of-the-art campus, which comprises Baysgarth School, the Humber Skills Centre and Baysgarth Sports Village. The school has risen quickly to become one of the top performing schools in the region, consistently producing good outcomes for our students. Our Year 7 cohort is full for new intake students and will be full for every year group from now on, which reflects the first class facilities we have on site as well as our fantastic students and staff who make the school a great place to learn.

Ofsted visited Baysgarth in October 2017 and concluded that we are a Good school which ‘has gone from strength to strength’ and is making ‘good progress on the journey to outstanding’. In terms of student achievement, Ofsted reported that ‘Overall progress was in the top 10% nationally … [and] current pupils are making strong progress in all year groups.’ The DfE have concluded that ‘there is no better performing similar school within 75 miles of Baysgarth’ and it is our mission to recruit the most talented staff to continue this progress. 

The Head Teacher has many years’ experience of transforming outcomes in a number of secondary schools and at the heart of his vision is creating and developing close-knit teams, focused on collaboration, mutual support and risk-taking. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their commitment to the core principles and values of ambition, fairness, consistency, rigour and putting students first. 

We wish to appoint a colleague who:

  • enjoys working with young people and has the flair, energy and ability to bring the best out of them;
  • has the ability, vision, drive and skills to deliver outstanding outcomes at all key stages;
  • is an outstanding teacher.

Baysgarth is proud of its vertical tutoring and house systems. Each House has its own unique character and students wear their house colours with pride. The heads of house play a key role in working with their tutors and the progress team to ensure academic achievement and attendance are prioritised with every student. The vacancy has arisen due to the promotion of the current postholder to the senior leadership team which demonstrates that this role can be excellent training for senior leadership. We would particularly welcome applications from teachers with a subject specialism in one of the core or EBacc subjects.

Baysgarth School is an 11-18 comprehensive with approximately 770 pupils on roll, a number that will rise to 900 in the next few years. The successful candidate will be expected to have pride, passion, positivity and vision and a desire to ensure the school has the highest possible reputation in the local community and beyond.

Baysgarth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

If you are inspired by the challenge and responsibility of this opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the school’s website or requested from the school. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post, please feel free to contact the Head Teacher, Richard Briggs, at the school.

Please submit completed applications to vacancy@baysgarthschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 9.00am Tuesday 27th February 2018 

Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd March 2018

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More about Baysgarth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Barrow Road, Barton-on-Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 6AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1652 632576