Headteacher, Bedford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Mark Rutherford SchoolBedford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 7 point 7HT1 (£70,370) to 7HT16 (£100,568)
Contract term: Permanent


For September 2019

Headteacher Group 7 point 7HT1 

(£70,370) to 7HT16 (£100,568)

“The best leaders can transform any school through what they stand for, 

what they do and how they do it”.

(DfE 2014)

The Governing Body of Mark Rutherford School is looking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and innovative Headteacher with a proven track record of school improvement and an excellent reputation for high standards and academic achievement who also has the drive to lead the strong leadership team on its journey to making the school outstanding.

Mark Rutherford School is an oversubscribed, standalone Academy, with a current on-roll figure of over 1300 students and strong, established links with feeder primary schools and new local secondary schools.  As part of Mark Rutherford School, The Nightingale Provision is the specialist Autism centre that is well-respected and hugely successful.

Fully staffed with excellent staff retention rates, the school prides itself on the dedication and commitment of staff to raising standards whilst developing each child to reach their potential.  Support for students of all backgrounds is very strong with an exceptional pastoral support system.  Exam results at Key Stage 4 for English and Maths are 64% (9-4) and improving. Sixth Form results are within the top 10% nationally. Our results are a testament to a strong emphasis on academic achievement, backed up by a real knowledge of each child’s individual needs.

If successfully appointed, you will be supported by an experienced Leadership Team, strong governance and stable, committed staff.

We are looking to appoint a leader who:

 has a successful proven track record as a senior leader

 is a team player and can work closely with enthusiastic governors and diligent, high quality and motivated staff

 has experience of demonstrating leadership in the attainment and progress of all learners, recognising that every child is unique

 has a natural problem solving ability and a desire to support and develop staff, setting the highest standards in teaching

 can inspire staff and students to raise existing high expectations, aspirations and outcomes

 is a dynamic, inspirational leader with vision and drive

 has a flair for working in partnership with parents/carers, other stakeholders and the wider community.

For an application pack and application form, please visit our website, http://www.markrutherford.beds.sch.uk/news_vacancies.asp.

Please send your completed application form, with a covering letter, no more than four sides of A4 (type size 12) outlining your suitability for this role to fran.wade@mrus.co.uk by the closing date below.

Visits are encouraged and available on the following dates:  

 Monday 4th February 9am and 10am

 Wednesday 6th February 9am and 10am

 Friday 8th February 9am and 10am

 Monday 18th February 9am and 10am

 Wednesday 20th February 9am and 10am

 Thursday 21st February 9am and 10am

 Friday 22nd February 9am and 10am

Please contact Fran Wade on fran.wade@mrus.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Closing date: 7.00am Monday 25th February 2019.

Interviews week commencing Monday 11th March 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhance DBS check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. 

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More about Mark Rutherford School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8PX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 290200
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Mark Rutherford School is a successful and vibrant academy located in the northern part of Bedford on the edge of town. We currently have ~1300 students on roll aged between 11 and 19 years of age. Our most recent Ofsted inspection grade...