Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form, Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Sheldon SchoolChippenham, Wiltshire
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13-L20
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form  

Closing date: Wednesday 21st February 2018, noon 

Salary: L13 – L20 

Required for September 2018, a full-time permanent Assistant Headteacher to lead our Sixth Form. 

Sheldon is a large comprehensive school with just under 1800 students and 360 in the sixth form.  Regularly in the top 25% nationally for value-added performance, the provision within the sixth form is strong, but we would like to appoint an outstanding teacher who will lead a large team of tutors and two heads of year to even greater success over the next five years.  As a member of the senior management team, the person appointed will have significant responsibility and will help shape the direction of the whole school, not just within the post-16 setting. 

This is an excellent opportunity to lead a hugely committed team in a friendly, successful school, where morale is high, students are keen to learn and there is a shared will to make it even stronger.  If you possess the drive, energy, passion and ambition needed, we would very much like to hear from you. 

To apply, please submit a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 and complete the application form.  In addition, in a separate document of no more than 750 words, we would like you to describe an initiative you have managed which has had a positive impact in your school. 

We are situated in attractive parkland on the edge of the rapidly growing market town of Chippehnam, surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are good rail and road links to London, we are 5 minutes from junction 17 on the M4 and a 10 minute train journey to the beautiful Roman City of Bath.

For further details about the school, please visit our website  

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Closing date: Wednesday 21st February 2018, noon 

Interviews: Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March 2018

Sheldon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about Sheldon School
Address: Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1249 766020