Head Teacher, Herefordshire

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The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat SchoolHerefordshire

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Start date: Spring/Summer term 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: "L29 to L35"
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School wish to appoint an exceptional Head teacher to deliver our vision to return the school to ‘Outstanding’. As the Christian leader of our school, the Head teacher will support and actively promote the distinctive ethos of our Church of England school. Our aim is to achieve a rating of ‘Excellent’ by SIAMS [Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools].

Our Church of England secondary school is a vibrant Christian learning community which is inclusive, mixed and voluntary aided. It is situated in the beautiful City of Hereford, and currently has some 1100 students aged 11-16.

Following a ‘Requires Improvement’ Ofsted inspection in 2017, we have been on a challenging but exciting journey to secure improvements in our school, demonstrated by SIAMS ‘Good’ inspection in 2018 and our strong GCSE results in 2017 and 2018. However, there is more to be achieved to deliver our vision and provide the excellent education our students deserve.

Our ethos of care, respect for others, courtesy and a warm community feeling creates an atmosphere where our students can make the very best of their talents to achieve success and be inspired to chase their dreams. Our students are well behaved, positive, willing, and eager to learn. They are supported by an enthusiastic, hardworking, committed team of staff, who want the very best for all students. The range and quality of the sporting and other extracurricular activities that they regularly provide are an important strength of the school.

Our community is proud of our school and have very high expectations and ambitions for its future. We recognise there are challenges ahead to enable us to fulfil our full potential and we need an inspirational Head teacher to turn our vision into a reality.

We need a leader who shares our optimism, can build on the progress made to date and who will harness and develop the strengths of our school by leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting students, staff and the wider school community in the next phase of our development.

If you are a talented senior leader then this is an excellent opportunity to lead a vibrant, highly ambitious and caring, Christian learning community, which is committed to deliver the very best education for all our students.

To become our new Head teacher, you will have:

  • A demonstrable successful track record;

  • Outstanding senior leadership experience and skills

  • A clear strategic vision, expertise, innovation and drive to fulfil our school’s potential

  • The skill and understanding to embed and promote our distinctive Christian ethos

  • A commitment to securing high quality inspirational teaching and learning for all;

  • The creativity and vision to engage, inspire and lead change with successful outcomes;

  • Highly effective communication skills that will inspire, motivate and lead all key stakeholders and the wider community to support our school vision.


If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and want to be part of our school’s success, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role or to discuss the application process please contact Chris Gartner at Hays Leadership Appointments on 07595646645 or email him at chris.gartner@hays.com.

Please do not use any online “Apply” facilities.

The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Hampton Dene Road, Tupsley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 1UU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1432 347500
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The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School is a co-educational voluntary aided school based in Herefordshire for students aged 11-16. It is a Church of England school.

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The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School aims to be a vibrant Chri...