Head Teacher, York

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Joseph Rowntree SchoolYork

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L30 – L37, £81,515 - £96,763
Contract term: Permanent

The Joseph Rowntree School is a successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of over 1,200 students including approximately 250 in the sixth form.

A modern school, less than 10 years old, we have extensive, attractive grounds and playing fields and an open landscape setting. Inside the building, we have fantastic, state of the art facilities including a centre dedicated to providing an education for students with significant and complex autism. We benefit from strong links with the local schools, the LA and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; a British social policy research and development charity.

As a school, we pride ourselves in offering all our students the opportunity for high academic achievement and personal fulfilment through a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. We also have very strong guidance and pastoral care systems, which ensure that all students are valued and supported.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (May 2017) this is a real opportunity to make a significant difference in a school, which has clearly identified objectives and a real desire to achieve. There is a clear upward trajectory and your remit will be to improve pupil outcomes and make us outstanding.

To apply, you will need the presence and expertise to deliver credible leadership, build networks and raise ambition across the whole school community. You will be financially astute, possess the skills to interpret and use data to drive performance, and manage resources while ensuring our friendly, caring culture is maintained. You should also be a positive communicator who is able to motivate staff, students and parents/carers.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please contact our Head Teacher’s PA, Tracy Bussey by email (tb@josephrowntree.york.sch.uk) to arrange a tour of the school on either Tuesday 06 or Wednesday 07 November at 10:15.

We are located approximately 4 miles from York city centre and have excellent transport links being close to the A1237 (York’s major ring road) and the A64 (with connections to Leeds to the West and Scarborough to the east and the A1M). The city is on several main rail lines resulting in rapid journey times to regional and national locations. In addition, bus services are excellent and there is an extensive cycle network.

We very much look forward to meeting you!

For an informal conversation about the role please call Steve Cooper at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 536578 or email: steve.cooper2@northyorks.gov.uk. For more details and to apply, please go to http://www.nyresourcing.co.uk/jrs


Joseph Rowntree School’s Half Term Break: Close of day Friday 26 October until Monday 05 November

Closing Date:  Midnight, Sunday 11 November

Visits to Joseph Rowntree School: Visits will take place on Tuesday 06 and Wednesday 07 November at 10:15. Please contact Tracy Bussey (by email) to arrange your visit: tb@josephrowntree.york.sch.uk.

Shortlisting:  Friday 16 November

Assessment Event:  Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 November

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information:

This section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. The information in Supporting Information will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

References: Please provide 2 employment references.


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More about Joseph Rowntree School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Haxby Road, New Earswick, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 4BZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1904 552100
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Joseph Rowntree School is a co-educational voluntary controlled school based in York for students aged 11-18. 

The school has over 1,200 students, with approximately 250 in the sixth form.

At the school, students have opportunities to experience...