Assistant Headteacher / Head of Sixth Form, Wollaston, Northants

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Wollaston SchoolWollaston, Northants

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wollaston School is a large, rural community school located in a village setting about 15 minutes drive from Northampton. The student intake draws on nearby villages and the towns of Earls Barton, Wellingborough, and Irchester. We have over 1400 students on roll with approximately 240 students in the Sixth Form. The school is over-subscribed. Wollaston School was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in April 2017.

Required for September 2018



The Governors are seeking to appoint an ambitious, highly motivated and experienced teacher to join the Senior Leadership Team. Through the very nature of this busy and wide-ranging role, this post will provide the successful candidate with experience in a range of whole school issues, and will be excellent preparation for future promotion.

There are currently 241 students in the Sixth Form and we are looking for a driven individual to grow this further, ensuring the security of our broad and exciting curriculum at Post-16. A-Level pass rates at Wollaston Sixth Form continue to rise year on year, with approximately 50% of all A-level exams graded A*-B. To continue the progress in Sixth Form, we are looking for individuals who have recent and sustained success in raising standards as a middle leader, and who possess highly developed skills of leadership and management. You should also be an excellent classroom practitioner, who can evidence your ability to initiate and deliver school improvement strategies.

Leadership of the Sixth Form is a high profile position at Wollaston and the successful candidate will be an individual who will play a significant role in both strategic and practical leadership of the whole school. Specific responsibilities will also include line management of at least one faculty area.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including support of the Teacher Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Discounted Onsite Gym Membership, Onsite Parking and Childcare Vouchers. Wollaston School is a fantastic place to work and study. Informal visits are welcomed if you would like to see us in action and to learn more about us prior to your application.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9.00am Monday 23rd April 2018

Please contact Mrs Louisa Nixon for an application form, further details about this role or to arrange a visit on:

Alternatively you can download details directly from the school website at:

Wollaston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Wollaston School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Irchester Road, Wollaston, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 663501
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