Head of Sixth Form, Stourbridge

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Old Swinford HospitalStourbridge

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Start date: 1 Sept 2018 or earlier if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Old Swinford Hospital seeks to appoint a dynamic, forward thinking and values driven Head of Sixth Form. The position would equally suit an existing school leader or a colleague interested in promotion and a new challenge. 

The Head of Sixth Form’s key jurisdictions, and therefore priorities, concern academic progress and attainment, behaviour and discipline and marketing and recruitment. This position will include Senior Leadership Team membership and as such would be appropriate for colleagues seeking further promotion in due course. As a boarding school we are able to offer family accommodation in return for boarding duties, although this is not an essential requisite for the post. 

We expect our Head of Sixth Form to be able to demonstrate and develop his or her qualities and knowledge to do with post-16 education, build successful relationships with students and staff, competently manage key systems and processes and by doing so make meaningful contributions to Old Swinford Hospital as a self-improving school. Consequently we will look to support our Head of Sixth Form through meaningful CPD and mentoring. 

Welcome to OSH

Old Swinford Hospital is one of the country’s leading state boarding schools. Over fifty per cent of the School’s students are boarders who come from a wide range of backgrounds in the UK and also the EU and overseas. OSH looks and feels like a very British school. The atmosphere is calm and orderly, and also very relaxed because for the majority of our pupils their school is also their home. Parents, pupils and staff are all on the same side and pupils want to learn. We have just had two very favourable Ofsted visits, one for boarding and one for curriculum. You can see these via our website www.oshsch.com 

We enjoy a very good academic reputation and regularly feature in the lists of the most academically successful maintained schools. We’re not about league tables, however. This school prides itself on a balance of academic achievement and outstanding opportunity for our pupils to develop as well rounded people. Our extensive extra-curricular programme contributes to our pupils becoming happy, healthy and interested young people, for whom sport, music, art, drama, outdoor pursuits and DofE feature strongly.

From Years 7-11 Old Swinford Hospital admits boys. Our Sixth Form also admits some day girls.

If you decide to apply, please ensure that your application consists of:

  • A letter of application of not more than five hundred words;
  • A fully completed Application Form, and
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae.

Completed applications must be received no later than 10am on Monday 8 January 2018.

Old Swinford Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Heath Lane, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1QX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384 817300
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