Headteacher, Elfed High School, Buckley, Flintshire

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Elfed High SchoolElfed High School, Buckley, Flintshire

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range : L25 to L31 (£71,053 to £82,293)
Contract term: Permanent


Required for 1st September 2018

Leadership Pay Range: L25 to L31 (£71,053 to £82,293)

(starting point dependent on experience and skills)

Number on Roll: 739

11-16 English Medium Community Comprehensive School

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an exceptional leader to the post of Headteacher.

Elfed High School is an 11-16 school, and is expected to have approximately 795 students on roll in September 2018. This is more than a 50% increase in students since September 2016. 

Elfed High School is located in the town of Buckley which is within the North-East Wales county of Flintshire, approximately 10 miles from Chester and 12 miles from Wrexham. 

There are good transport links to the North West, Cheshire and Shropshire.The post offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, committed individual who has demonstrated that he / she:

  • is an inspirational leader
  • has vision, enthusiasm and creativity
  • has a track record of raising achievement
  • leads by example and works as part of a successful team
  • inspires, motivates and develops others
  • is committed to driving improvement through quality assured processes 
  • continually strives for excellence in all aspects of education provision
  • is extremely committed to an inclusive approach to all learners
  • can lead and develop an expanding school 

The success of our school is built on a foundation of strong relationships with an ethos of support, inclusivity and challenge. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate such values and make an outstanding contribution to our school community.

The school was judged to be ‘excellent’ by, Estyn, in February 2015 and won the Wales Quality Award at the end of 2016 in the face of robust competition from the business and other sectors, private and public. The rapid growth of the school and the changing education landscape in Wales will present some significant challenges for the new Headteacher. However, the successful candidate will be supported by a strong team and supportive community.

All documents can be downloaded and should be completed electronically. Please send to the Chair of Governors, Elfed High School, Mill Lane, Buckley, Flintshire, CH7 3HQ.

Please note you may apply for the post if you have recently undertaken the final assessment of your NPQH qualification but do not yet have the result. However we would be unable to proceed with your application if you do not obtain the qualification before the start date of 1st September 2018.

Interviews will be held on 19th and 20th March 2018.

Applicants are welcome to arrange a tour of the school or a confidential discussion about this post by contacting the Clerk to the Governing Body on 01244 550 217. 

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 noon on Monday 12th March 2018. 

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More about Elfed High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Mill Lane, Buckley, Flintshire, CH7 3HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 550217