Head of School, Rotherham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Oakwood High SchoolRotherham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L24-L30; £70,369 to £81,513
Contract term: Permanent

'Inspired to achieve'

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School.  The school is part of Inspire Trust, which also includes Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College.

With a strong emphasis on respect for all, we forge effective and supportive relationships with both pupils and adults in our learning community and beyond.  Together we maximise every opportunity to achieve success for all, inspiring pupils to achieve excellent academic progress.  We are a Good school with ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ at all levels.

Head of School is a key leadership role; the main purpose of which is to provide strategic leadership for improving pupil outcomes, the development of teaching, learning and assessment strategies, ensuring that pupils are well managed, are safe and are well cared for and to ensure that the regulatory and statutory duties of the school are met.  The candidate will have a clear focus on driving and embedding accountability measures.
Candidates will be truly committed to supporting pupils to achieve, have high aspirations for pupils’, staff and all others associated with the school, the Trust, our learning community and beyond.  The candidate must be a proven senior leader, with a track record of success who can drive strategic thinking, develop and implement educationally sound, imaginative and dynamic ideas to improve outcomes for our pupils.  

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they can represent the school and the Trust positively and professionally in a range of contexts, forging and establishing links with other practitioners in other institutions through a support and challenge network.  This post will be attractive to teaching professionals who want to focus on improving pupil outcomes, teaching, learning and assessment and who can put pupils at the heart of everything they do.

The Head of School will be required to discharge the responsibility and accountabilities outlined in the Job Description; these reflect the Trust’s Scheme of Delegated Responsibilities. Leadership support will be provided by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 February 2019. 

For informal discussions, please contact David Naisbitt (CEO). Application forms are available via the school website and should be returned via e-mail to hr@oakwood.ac 

PLEASE NOTE: we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its work places.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

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More about Oakwood High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2UH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1709 512222
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