Head of School, Hexham

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Queen Elizabeth High SchoolHexham

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Head of School L24-28
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

For September 2018

Head of School

Range 24-28, full-time, permanent

Closing date for applications: 12.30pm on Friday 16 March 2018

Hadrian Learning Trust wishes to appoint to the above position at Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, a thriving market town a short drive from Newcastle.

QEHS is a very successful 13-18, mixed comprehensive high school with a proud history dating back to Elizabethan times. Our ethos is drawn directly from the original charter granted in 1599 to the people of Hexham on account of their “outstanding eagerness to promote good learning”. We believe that the highest academic standards for everyone should go hand in hand with education in its broadest sense, knowing that the arts, sport and other opportunities help shape us as individuals and as citizens of the wider world.

There is much that is already very good at QEHS: confident, well-behaved learners, dedicated, loyal staff, supportive parents and skilled Trustees. Your mission, should you apply and be successful, is to help make us even better. This is an exciting time to be joining us as we move into a period that could see significant growth and development. Please refer to the consultation section of our website, www.qehs.net, for details on proposals for possible change.

Having been a successful Deputy Headteacher with a strong track record of success, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, overseeing the leadership of teaching and learning and the school’s work to promote students’ personal development, behaviour and welfare, so that outcomes continue to improve. 

You can find out more details in the Person Specification and Job Description within the relevant candidate packs, available on our website www.qehs.net or via rstokes@qehs.net. If you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, or would like to arrange to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Rachael Stokes on 01434 610362 or rstokes@qehs.net.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

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More about Queen Elizabeth High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Whetstone Bridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1434 610300
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