Head of Sixth Form - MPS/UPS - TLR1

St Mary's Catholic SchoolHertfordshire

Are you an experienced educator, committed to ensuring students get the very best launch-pad to their futures?

Could you contribute to our strong pastoral team as our new Head of Sixth Form?

We seek applications from those of the Catholic faith, all faiths and of no faith but who are supportive of our Christian values and ethos.

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified teacher, in any discipline, to the post of Head of Sixth Form to build on the solid foundations of recent years and fully secure Post-16 education at St. Mary's as the 'Gold Standard' of our educational offer.

The right candidate would be able to lead by example - maintaining a strong whole-school presence, liaising with students, parents, tutors, teachers and SLT. They must also be strategic and innovative in their approach: purposefully driving the students to give of their very best.

The Head of Sixth Form will  lead and manage achievement, progress the attendance, behaviour, and pastoral provision and will be fully supported through the line-management by a very experienced Deputy Headteacher, supported by a range of colleagues including Sixth Form Supervisors, Futures Coordinator, and Tutor team.

This is a key management position for the school; we will do all we can to ensure that you will be a success in role.

Working at St. Mary’s is an extraordinary opportunity.  Our previous OFSTED inspection judged us as Outstanding in every category, and our most recent S48 Inspection (2018) also judged us as Outstanding in every area.  Over the last 4 years, exam results have risen at both GCSE & A Level.  The ‘Progress 8’ score for 2018 was +0.61, which puts the school in the top 10% in the country, and the 2019 also placed us ‘above average’.  At A Level the proportion of A*-B Grades as well as students enrolling at elite Russell Group Universities has risen significantly over each of the last 5 years, with a number of students holding acceptances to Oxbridge for September 2021.We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Added to this, the school is also at an extremely exciting juncture in its future.  Demand is high, and owing to intense oversubscription, we will be 5 years through expansion to 6FE, with an extra-ordinary 7FE in Sept 2021.  We have also won over £7m in capital bids in the last 4 years and are enjoying brand new cutting edge facilities as a result.  The school faces an extremely strong and positive financial future.

We are passionately committed to developing staff and managing workload to ensure that colleagues enjoy their work and recognise St. Mary’s as an almost-uniquely positive place to teach and enjoy their careers.    Our Surveys this year showed that 96% of staff enjoy their work at St Mary's, 97% agree that leaders do all they can to ensure a motivated and respected staff, 100% of students enjoy their learning and believe that behaviour around the school is good, and 97% of parents would recommend St. Mary’s to other parents.  We are passionately committed to developing staff and managing workload to ensure that colleagues enjoy their work and recognise St. Mary’s as an almost-uniquely positive place to teach and enjoy their careers.

A DBS disclosure is required for all successful applicants.  St Mary’s is committed to the equality of opportunity for all applicants, and we reserve the right to interview on a rolling basis, therefore an early application is advisable.

Closing date: 24th May 2021

Apply in writing using the forms available on our website www.stmarys.net: Teacher Application Form, Consent to Obtain References Form, Rehabilitation of Offenders Form & Recruitment Monitoring Form.  Applicants are reminded that they should read the Notes to Applicants before completing an application. Please note only applications on St Mary’s forms will be accepted. Please contact Tom Johnston, Deputy Head T.Johnston@stmarys.net for more information or Recruitment@stmarys.net to submit an application.

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