Headteacher, Kinver

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Kinver High School and Sixth FormKinver

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Start date: Spring or Summer 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 6
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Following the recent retirement of the Headteacher at Kinver High School, the Board of Trustees are seeking to appoint a person with drive, tenacity, excellent leadership skills and strategic vision to take the school forward to become Outstanding.

The school’s FSM and SEND percentages are below national averages and KS2 Prior Attainment is above national average. Parental engagement is good, and parents and students alike have high aspirations.

The School Governing Board is skilled and highly committed in supporting the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in improving outcomes for all students.

Kinver High School was a founding member of the “Invictus Multi Academy Trust” which currently consists of six successful schools with a common aim of providing the highest quality education for all students. Within this the individual schools have their own identity, but benefit hugely from school improvement support from the Trust. Opportunities for continual professional development for all staff are plentiful.

If you are passionate about making a difference for every child, value diversity, respect difference and have the skills to build upon the strengths of our staff team, we would like you to drive our school to further success.

The school was successful in its applications for CIF funding.  A new classroom block has recently been completed on the school site and plans for a new sports hall are well on the way. 

We welcome applications for the position of Headteacher, to lead the school at an exciting stage on its journey. 

We are looking for a Headteacher who:

 Is a highly effective and successful leader with drive, ambition and the skills to inspire the very highest expectations for all

 Has strong interpersonal skills, is approachable and a good listener

 Has the clarity of thought and resilience to steer the school onto the next stage of its journey

 Is completely committed to the development of both students and staff

 Is committed to working collaboratively with the CEO and the other Headteachers in the Invictus MAT and the Board of Trustees 

In return we can offer:

 A friendly, caring and supportive employer with a strong emphasis on staff well-being

 An exciting opportunity to be part of the growth and development of the Invictus MAT

 A receptiveness to new ideas and innovations that promote and extend learning at all levels

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Mrs Rebecca Lippitt (PA to CEO) Tel: 01384 686 510 or email: rlippitt@invictus.education to arrange an appointment.

If you wish to discuss this position in more detail, please contact Mr Tony Bowles, Chief Executive Officer email: tbowles@invictus.education

Closing Date: Monday 14th October 2019

Interviews Dates: 21st / 22nd October 2019 – dates to be confirmed

More about Kinver High School and Sixth Form
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
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Kinver High School is part of the Invictus Education Trust, to learn more about the Trust please click here or visit our website here

Kinver High School is widely recognised as a friendly and welcoming school community where all are valued. We aim to...