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Taverham High SchoolNorfolk

This is a rare opportunity to lead a unique, successful and oversubscribed School (a single academy trust for students ages 11 – 18 housed in PFI buildings) in idyllic rural Norfolk on the outskirts of the city of Norwich. Due to the retirement of our much-respected Headteacher, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader who will continue to put our School at the heart of its community and our students at the centre of all that we do. You will be passionate about building on the strengths of our School and have a clear vision to further inspire and empower our students, staff, parents, and the local community to take Taverham High School to its next phase, including ‘Outstanding’ at Ofsted.

We are seeking to appoint a leader with a proven track record of senior leadership success and with the calibre and determination to continue to champion our vision, which is: “To create a learning environment within which every individual can realise their full potential, develop self-respect, respect for others and to prepare themselves for life in a changing world.” You will be aiming to further the School’s key priorities of:

•            Developing an exceptional curriculum underpinned by traditional values and a forward-thinking approach to embracing new technologies and developments;

•            Maintaining strong and successful relationships between students, staff, parents/carers and the wider school community, based on mutual respect and a commitment to high expectations and challenge;

•            Offering high quality care, guidance and support through its excellent pastoral team to create an environment where all members of the School community are able to thrive and exceed expectations.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of recent and impending changes to educational policy and qualifications. Applicants should also demonstrate an understanding that, as well as Headteacher, they will be expected to undertake the role of CEO for our single academy trust.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our School for a tour and meet our retiring Headteacher, Carol Dallas during the application process. Please contact Mrs C Ross, PA to the Headteacher on 01603 860505 / 861756 to make an appointment or by email - 

Face-to-face interviews will be held over three days from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 February 2021.

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Closing date for applications to be submitted: 25 January 2021, 12 noon

Shortlisting date: w/c   25 January 2021

Interview dates: 10, 11 & 12 February 2021

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The appointment is subject to regulatory checks including an enhanced-level DBS check and Safer Recruitment checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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