Assistant Principal - Head of School, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Horizon Community CollegeBarnsley, South Yorkshire

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Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10-L14
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Principal – Head of School 

Salary: L10-L14 

Permanent Opportunity

To start: Easter 2018

Horizon Community College opened its doors in September 2012 with the challenging ambition of raising achievement to a level that would put the college among the top 10% of schools in the country. With an extremely positive Ofsted report describing the college as ‘Good’ in every category, achievement and attainment significantly above the national average and an enviable staff base, we are well on our way to achieving this.

We have a vision for redressing the imbalance, re-shuffling the pack and giving the young people of Barnsley a better hand – a better deal - breaking the ‘vicious circles’ of underachievement and low aspiration and transforming the lives of every young person.

Examination results have been consistently high since Horizon Community College opened. Success in the English Baccalaureate subjects: English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages means that the number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate is extremely high and significantly above the national average. Examination results in other subjects: the Performing Arts, Art, Photography, PE, RE, Computing, Textiles, Sociology, Business Studies are also exceptionally high. We are extremely proud of these achievements which place the school in the top 27% of schools in the country.

It is heartening to see so many students taking on leadership roles within the college and within the wider community. We want Horizon Community College to be at the heart of this community and the impact of community enterprise activities and the full car parks up to 9.30pm in the evening highlight just how far we have come in achieving this goal too.

Over the last 5 years, the college has gone from strength to strength and this is a fantastic opportunity for you to play a key part in the future successes of Horizon.

We are delighted to be able to offer the right candidate the opportunity to play a key role, at a time of momentous national change, in shaping the provision of education within the College. We welcome applications from individuals who are keen to broaden their experience as an Assistant Principal/Assistant Headteacher, with a view to progressing on to further leadership opportunities in the future. 

Horizon offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos. You will also benefit from opportunities to learn as part of a dynamic, forward-facing leadership team with an outstanding track record in school improvement.

For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Aj Blyth at Hays Education on arthur.blyth@hays.com or 0114 217 1556. We welcome visits from potential candidates-please contact Aj Blyth to arrange this.

The closing date for this post is Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 12 noon.

Interview dates are to be confirmed.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal records bureau check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Dodworth Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 704230
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