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Headteacher, Gloucestershire

Headteacher, Gloucestershire

Ribston Hall High School


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
May or September 2018
Apply by:
11 January 2018

Job overview

Ribston Hall High School is an extremely popular girls’ selective school with a co-educational Sixth Form, set within the beautiful cathedral city of Gloucester.

The Governors are looking for a Headteacher who: 

• Is a dynamic and outward looking educationalist, ready to lead Ribston Hall through an exciting period of development

• Has the ability to inspire, challenge and motivate colleagues and students to achieve beyond their expectations

• Has a track record of being a decisive, strategic leader who can be resourceful and innovative 

• Is willing to continuously explore the strategic development of the school and understands the current educational climate.  

In return, we can offer:

• A strong team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff

• Students who are motivated to achieve their best 

• The opportunity of working with a committed and ambitious Governing Body who are eager to continuously improve the school 

• Opportunities for professional development

. • A competitive salary

The Governors welcome applications from professionals from selective and non-selective state maintained schools and from the independent sector.  

Reasonable relocation expenses may be considered for the suitable candidate.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday, 11th January 2018 . Details about the Application Process are contained in the Headteacher’s Pack.

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About Ribston Hall High School

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+44 1452 382249

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Ribston Hall High School is a selective, grammar school for girls aged 11-16. It also has a co-educational Sixth Form. Ribston Hall converted to academy status in 2011 and has approximately 871 students on roll.


Mr Alec Waters

Values and vision

At Ribston Hall, we know that every child is different.  We believe that each child's individuality should be encouraged and developed.  This is achieved by offering an all-round holistic education, where we value all the subjects we teach and have worked hard to ensure students receive a broad learning experience in many different subjects.  We feel that they type of experience offered enables every student to develop the confidence to follow their own path, develop their opinions and have high aspirations for themselves.

Through high-quality experiences both within and beyond the classroom, we enable students to learn, thrive and unlock their own personal potential.  We want to ensure our students learn to challenge themselves, discover who they are and feel inspired to take brave and exciting steps towards their future careers.

At Ribston Hall, we are proud of our academic values.  The role of our staff community is to ensure or students become more effective, autonomous learners.  Through the use of effective pedagogy, informed by cognitive science, teachers at Ribston Hall enable students to learn with great cognitive fluence.  With a strategic focus on increasing challenge, our teachers help to develop skills across all Key Stages to ensure students quickly become more confident, reflective learners that enjoy deep thinking.


"Pupils are proud to attend this school. They feel well cared for and describe Ribston Hall High School as being like a family. Many parents who responded to Ofsted Parent View say their child is happy and thriving at the school."

"Leaders have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. This includes pupils’ academic  outcomes, as well as the development of their character. The school has the values of compassion and tolerance as themes running through the curriculum. Pupils talk about these as being important to them."

"There are a range of extra-curricular opportunities for pupils. These include a variety of  sports, art and music. Pupils are excited about the return of theatrical performances.  Many are attending auditions for the next school production."

View Ribston Hall High School’s latest Ofsted report

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