Head of Sixth Form and Associate to SLT, Colchester, Essex

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Colchester County High School for GirlsColchester, Essex

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L4-10 (£42,398 to £49,198) (Dependent on job role and potential for other responsibilities)
Contract term: Permanent

A unique opportunity has arisen following the retirement of a senior leader and the reorganisation of the Senior Team roles and responsibilities to appoint a dynamic and innovative Head of Sixth Form to manage and develop all aspects of the Sixth Form at Colchester County High School for Girls.  

The post holder will be accountable for the strategic direction, leadership and management of the Sixth Form including recruitment and retention of Sixth Form students, marketing of the Sixth Form, academic monitoring of student progress and achievement, and the transition and progression from GCSE to A level qualifications and future pathways.  They will lead, develop and enhance the pastoral provision within the Sixth Form so that students are confident, resilient and prepared both for learning and life skills.  

Our students are high achievers who are focused, hardworking and self-motivated; many go on to further study at top universities.  Progress 8 at GCSE is an outstanding +0.91.  

Colchester County High School for Girls is a selective school with academy status and Science and Languages specialisms.  This school is a stimulating and friendly environment to work in, with an established programme of staff induction, training and development opportunities.  We are lead school for the local Teaching School Alliance and Colchester Teacher Training Consortium and the Headteacher is an NLE; teacher led action research is central to our staff development programme, accredited by Cambridge University as a CAMStar School. This is an amazing environment in which to teach and learn; creativity and innovation abound!  

Colchester County High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

All applications must be on the school application form and supported by a covering letter, addressed to the Headteacher, setting out your vision for the Sixth Form and how you will maintain and increase the number of students joining the Sixth Form.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Norman Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3US, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1206 576973
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Colchester County High School for Girls is part of Alpha Trust.  It is a selective state school for academically able students aged from 11 to 18 years which consistently achieves public examination results at the highest level and Ofsted "Outst...