Assistant Principal

Birchwood High SchoolHertfordshire

This key leadership position presents an exciting opportunity to join the School’s Senior Leadership Team. Birchwood is an exciting place to work with a clear sense of direction and excellent facilities. As an 11-18 mixed school with 1450 students on roll, we are very proud of our school, where students not only leave with strong academic qualifications but also as well–rounded individuals with a clear sense of responsibility. Ofsted judged the school in 2019 to be good with some outstanding features and, despite the Covid Pandemic, there is a real energy about the school to continue to develop and improve. In summary, we have:

  • Engaged and well-behaved students
  • 150 talented and hard-working staff
  • Outstanding facilities for students and staff
  • A determination to raise standards for all
  • A belief in non-selective, all-ability education provision
  • A commitment to professional development and staff well-being

We offer an effective and supportive induction and professional development package, available for all members of staff as part of the school's commitment to a holistic learning community. Applications should contain a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 as well as the completed application form. We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS. 

Closing date: 16/04/2021 12:00:00

Interview date: 21/22nd April 2021

Birchwood High School - Bishop's Stortford Birchwood is an over-subscribed, genuinely comprehensive 11-18 Converter Academy with impressive facilities and results beginning to tip into the "outstanding" category. The majority of our Year 11 students stay on into our Sixth Form, 80% of whom then attend University. As a school we pride ourselves on the high expectations we make of students and staff, prioritising excellence in both lesson preparation and delivery in the classroom. In all, Birchwood is a dynamic and supportive environment in which staff and students work with a clear sense of purpose, community and commitment. The school offers an effective and supportive induction and professional development package, available to all teachers as part of the school's commitment to a holistic learning community. The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All postholders are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

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