Head of Sixth Form, Caterham, Surrey

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Woldingham SchoolCaterham, Surrey

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Start date: Required from September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Sixth Form with a passion for education. The post will suit a well-qualified and experienced individual, committed to delivering an exceptional experience for every pupil. With approximately 180 girls in the Sixth Form, this is an exceptional opportunity to shape and develop our contemporary programme of pastoral care and academic enrichment to prepare our students for the next stages of their lives beyond school. 

As part of the School Leadership Team you will set a clear strategic direction to build and maintain an ethos of high expectations, independent learning and personal qualities. You will lead on UCAS applications and work closely with your team, liaising with the Head of Careers and Higher Education to support students with their applications for higher education and careers beyond the Sixth Form. 

Working closely with your colleagues you will also play a strong role in the marketing and admissions process. You will be an excellent communicator combined with first-rate organisational, team working and ICT skills. 

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments. 

Accommodation on site may be available for the successful candidate.

Please visit our website to download an application form by clicking on the Apply button below. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 9am on 2 May 2018.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1883 349431
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Woldingham School is a school with history, a legacy of Sacred Heart principles and values. These values refer to educating girls considering: respect for oneself and others, social awareness, a sense of community, and self-realisation, through the C...