Head of Sixth Form, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Bishop's Stortford CollegeHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Appointment of Head of Sixth Form
Starting in September 2019

Are you looking to become Head of Sixth Form within a friendly and vibrant Independent School? 

Bishop’s Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities. 

 At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.  

The Senior School 

Bishop’s Stortford College Senior School is, in the words of ISI inspectors, ‘an exceptional learning community’ - a place where children, as they enter the teenage years, have wonderful opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and interesting young men and women who take with them the qualifications, skills, adaptability and respect for others to thrive in the world beyond school.

Ensuring this process of all round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically and creatively – is our aim. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation.

Senior School pupils enjoy increasing freedom in choosing how they spend their time, with our highly regarded and extensive activity programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and numerous clubs and societies. The breadth of opportunity is simply stunning even by independent boarding school standards.

The College Houses are a central part of life for all Senior School day pupils and boarders. The strong sense of belonging and level of care between pupils across the year groups, and between pupils and staff, make Bishop's Stortford College a very special place to be.

The Post

Bishop’s Stortford College is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and suitably experienced graduate to lead the Sixth Form (approximately 250 pupils) and join the Senior Management Team of this thriving and successful school.

The successful applicant will have strong academic qualifications, a proven record of success in teaching and in management and first class communication skills. No particular specialism is sought.

Salary, according to qualification and experience, is above the national scale.

 Application Process

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two acceptable references.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st March 2019.   

Interviews aimed to be held week commencing 25th March 2019. 

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be either uploaded below or sent by email to hr@bishopsstortfordcollege.org, or by post to:

Headmaster
Bishop’s Stortford College
10 Maze Green Road
Bishops Stortford
Herts
CM23 2PJ


And if we still haven’t tempted you…

We also reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite and a free lunch during term time! 

The post is currently pensionable under the Teachers' Pension Scheme.


Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’ 

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’




Bishop's Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.




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More about Bishop's Stortford College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 838575
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