Headteacher, Barking & Dagenham

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Barking Abbey SchoolBarking & Dagenham

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L33 £93,881 – L37 £102,783 per annum (depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Head Teacher

Full Time 1.0 


Start Date: 1st September 2018

Salary L33 £93,881 – L37 £102,783 per annum (depending on experience) 

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Are you able to be the next head of the Barking Abbey family?

Barking Abbey is a heavily over-subscribed split site secondary school in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and has a well-deserved reputation for its friendly and supportive atmosphere and its excellent academic achievements. As we start the process of expanding from a 9 form entry to a 12 form entry school, with a significant capital development, we are now seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to lead the school forward, taking us from Good to Outstanding. 

We place an extremely high value on the importance of pastoral care and welfare for all, as we firmly believe that this impacts positively on all pupils. We are proud of the supportive culture we have created which enables every child to flourish and we aim to provide an education that will prepare our students for the rigours and demands of the 21st century.

We are looking for an existing Headteacher or an ambitious Deputy Headteacher with experience of leading a multi-site school who is an outstanding leader and is able to meet all the DfE Headteacher Standards. We are looking for the right person to build on the existing strengths of the school and forge deeper links with the community, ensuring families are at the centre of everything we do. You will demonstrate vision, enthusiasm, and commitment and embrace change in order to drive us forward on our journey to achieving Outstanding at our next Ofsted inspection. 

Interested applicants should download the teachers application form, found on-line at www.barkingabbeyschool.co.uk 

Only fully completed application forms will be accepted, CV applications will not be considered.  

Please send applications to jobs@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk  

Closing date for this post: Midday Friday 5th January 2018 

School tour: 11am on 3rd, 4th and 5th January 2018 by appointment (see candidate pack for further information)

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Barking Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process, including Disclosure check, will be undertaken on all successful applicants.

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More about Barking Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Sandringham Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 9AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 2704100
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Barking Abbey School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational secondary school for children aged 11-18. It situated in Barking, Essex, and there are around 2,000 pupils on its roll.

Founded in 1922, Barking Abbey School was one of the firs...