Do you have what it takes to work one of the top performing schools nationally?
If so, we want you!
We seek to appoint a passionate, dedicated and highly motivated Head of Humanities at Baysgarth School with the skills and experience to enthuse and bring joy to our students and deliver outstanding outcomes.
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, achieving top 5% outcomes nationally for CVA Progress 8. 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;
- is an outstanding teacher;
- wants to be part of a dedicated team committed to ensuring Baysgarth receives an outstanding Ofsted judgement when they return in 2021/22;
- can lead and mould a team of dedicated teachers to achieve great things in and out of the classroom.
Baysgarth School is an 11-16 comprehensive with approximately 800 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 12.00pm Thursday 15th November 2018
Interviews will be held the following week