Head of Sixth form, Northamptonshire

Closing date:

Sponne SchoolNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,373 - £40,490 per year (TLR 1b £9,929)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Sixth form (PLL)

Full time Permanent Post from September 2020

(MPS) M1 £24,373 to M9 £40,490

TLR 1b £9,929


Sponne is a successful, over-subscribed community comprehensive school with 1410 students aged 11-18 on roll and specialist status for Science and Music. Outcomes are very high with 78% of students gaining grades 9-4 in English and Mathematics at GCSE and 84% gaining grades 9-4 in Mathematics. 


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational leader as the Head of Sixth Form from September 2020 in this vibrant and exciting School. The Head of Sixth Form is a key role and leads a team of tutors who have responsibility for around 270 students. 


Sixth Form students are role models to other students and are expected to play a vital role across many aspects of the school beyond their academic studies. The sixth form leadership team inspire the students to achieve their potential and ensure that students develop the personal skills they will require for their future learning and employment The role has a teaching commitment and all subject specialism can be accommodated. 


The successful candidate will:


• Have Qualified Teacher status

• Have a proven track record of outstanding outcomes in their own teaching

• Be experienced in making a positive impact on the learning of students through the monitoring of academic progress

• Have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK


Training and development opportunities will be offered.  All staff are encouraged to study further and the trust will actively support staff to obtain relevant further qualifications where possible. Sponne School is part of Tove Learning Trust. 


Tove Learning Trust is a fast moving and exciting place to work. The trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students. 


The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


How to apply

All documents including the full job description, person specification and application form are available on our website www.sponne.org.uk. Please ensure your application form and covering letter includes examples of your experience and how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification. Further information requests or completed applications should be sent to Lisa Gordon, HR Manager E: recruitment@sponne.org.uk T: 01327 350284.


Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 2nd April 2020




More about Sponne School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1327 350284
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