Assistant Headteacher, Durham City

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Framwellgate School DurhamDurham City

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Start date: 01/01/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11-L15
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Headteacher (Student Progress)  for 1 January 2018  

The Excel Academy Trust seeks to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Assistant Headteacher to make a real impact at Framwellgate School Durham.  Over the period since our last Ofsted inspection in November 2015 we have made significant progress.  

A new Headteacher took up post on 1st September 2017 and with solid foundations now in place, the opportunity to play a significant role in leading the school back to ‘Good’ and on to ‘Outstanding’ is both exciting and realistic.  

The successful candidate will possess energy, vision and enthusiasm and believe that every young person deserves the very best education, and will have significant experience of raising attainment and achieving outstanding progress in their current setting.  

A commitment to raising achievement, strength to hold staff to account and a ‘can-do’ attitude that will engage students, staff and the wider community are all essential. The new Assistant Headteacher will receive strong, consistent support from the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, dedicated staff, loyal parents and students, together with committed Trustees and Governors.  

Framwellgate School Durham is a medium size 11-18 co-educational, non-selective secondary school within a Multi Academy Trust.  There are 1,015 students on roll.  The school was designated as a Science College in 2003 and converted to Academy status in 2011. In 2016 the school was awarded a grant of £2.4 million to create a purpose-built sports complex. This was opened in September 2017, making FSD a hub for sporting excellence in the region.  

We recognise that that we have a limited amount of time to fill this position which has become available due to the promotion to Deputy Headship of an existing Assistant Head.  However, this is too good an opportunity to miss.  Potential candidates are invited to arrange an informal visit to the school to meet Andy Byers, the Headteacher.   Please contact the Headteacher’s PA to make arrangements for a visit. 

The available date for a visit is Thursday 19 October at 9am 

The closing date for applications is 12.30pm on Friday 20 October 2017  Shortlisting will take place during half-term and those shortlisted will be contacted during our half-term holidays Interviews will take place on Tuesday 31 October 2017  

Framwellgate School Durham is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS and Section 128 clearance will be required for this post, together with completion of a pre-employment health questionnaire. 

The Excel Academy Partnership at Framwellgate School Durham Newton Drive Durham DH1 5BQ Tel: (0191) 3866628 Email:  

Please note that our new website is under construction and will go live at the end of October.  The existing site should be used for statutory information.

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More about Framwellgate School Durham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Newton Drive, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 386 6628
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We are an 11-18 Academy with over 1000 students including c200 in the Sixth Form.  We are committed to learning through partnership and investment in professional development.  Framwellgate School Durham has a track record as a Training Sch...