College Leader/Deputy Headteacher, Solihull

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Tudor Grange Academy KingshurstSolihull

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £57,986 - £63,974LPS15-19
Contract term: Permanent

College Leader

Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst

Closing date: 12:00pm Monday 9th December 2019 

Interview date(s): 12th & 13th December 2019

Date posted: 21st November 2019 

Start date: Easter 2020 

Contract type: Full Time

Salary range: Point 15 -19

Contract term: Permanent

Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst is an aspiring school with highly supportive staff committed to providing the best education possible for our students. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, highly motivated and visionary College Leader from Easter  2020. This is a new and exciting development for the school and will provide a wealth of opportunities for the right candidate. You will be part of a forward-thinking leadership team that is committed to delivering the highest outcomes for all students. 

The successful candidate will help to create and maintain an agenda of success and achievement across the college, establishing clear expectations of standards, quality and achievement for both teachers and students. You will have existing knowledge of the curriculum at KS3, KS4 and KS5, ensuring that teachers are able to focus upon the core business of raising standards and achievement in the classroom through quality first teaching. 

Key foci are excellence in teaching & learning whilst developing and monitoring further opportunities and progression for disadvantaged pupils and line management of key subjects. The successful candidate would play a vital role in driving this agenda and leading the team on ensuring progress in this area is made. In addition, the ability to establish good working relationships and a consistent team approach is essential across all areas of responsibility to ensure a clear vision and direction for the college. Previous experience of effectively leading/motivating students and staff and developing team approaches is essential. 

We are a large mixed secondary school for children aged 11-19, located in North Solihull/Birmingham borders. We are committed to providing the best education possible for our students and are keen to attract quality teachers for our appreciative learners. Our students are proud of our Academy and are excited to welcome committed teachers to join us. The successful candidate will have a passion for education and making a real difference to the lives of our students. All subject specialisms are welcome to apply. 

It is a very exciting time to join us having recently, September 2018, joined the high performing Tudor Grange Academies Trust of 10 schools (6 secondary and 4 primary schools). We are excited about what we can achieve together and our high quality, state of the art building enables all our students and staff to excel with extensively refurbished learning environments and facilities.

The chosen candidate will need to:

• Be an excellent classroom practitioner

• Experience in success for pupil premium students would be beneficial

• Able to lead, motivate and inspire staff and students

• Have a drive for continuing professional development

• Have experience of managing change and development

• Passionate about improving pupils’ reading 

• Be committed to continuous improvement

• Be excited by the prospect and opportunities of working in a Multi Academy Trust

If you feel that you have these attributes and skills and are a suitably qualified and highly motivated professional then we would like to hear from you.

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome.  

Closing Date for applications: Monday 9th December 2019

Application Process

Completed applications must be returned to Stella Smallwood at the academy by 12pm on the closing date via email to

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The recruitment process is robust in seeking to establish the commitment of candidates to support the school’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.  All applications will be considered on their merit and the post will be offered subject to the usual health and criminal record clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

More about Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cooks Lane, Kingshurst, Birmingham, B37 6NU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 3298300


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