Head of Sixth Form, Sheffield

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Forge Valley SchoolSheffield
Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12-L16 (£51,639 - £57,077)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Headteacher: Dale Barrowclough

L12-L16 (£51,639 - £57,077)

Required from September 2018

Forge Valley is an 11-18 academy sponsored by the Tapton School Academy Trust. Our school ethos is founded on the principal that ambition and endeavour are key components in achieving success. Currently serving around 1250 pupils, our new purpose-built, £27-million learning environment has excellent facilities to help us deliver our curriculum. Our Sixth Form was graded “good” by Ofsted in June 2017.

Forge Valley is a rapidly improving school, with high-quality teaching and students who display exemplary learning behaviours. In order to become securely good, we need to remove the few remaining inconsistencies in school and succeed in the challenge of improving the attainment and progress of our more disadvantaged pupils.

We are seeking an outstanding middle or senior leader to join our leadership team as Head of Sixth Form. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the sixth form, academic progress and the pastoral welfare of the students. You will monitor and evaluate students’ progress and develop effective intervention strategies whilst leading the annual student recruitment, admission and induction process.

We are looking for someone who:

· Is an excellent practitioner with a positive attitude

· Committed to the achievement of all our pupils

· Has outstanding leadership and management skills

· Has effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire pupils and staff

· Is a team player with the energy and ability to drive improvement

In turn, we can offer you:

· A commitment to your professional growth and first-class CPD opportunities

· A modern, purpose-built, state of the art working environment

· Access to an onsite gym, which is free to staff members

Forge Valley is an equal opportunities employer. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please take the time to read the safeguarding policy on our website.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Lorna Jennings, PA to the Headteacher on 0114 234 8805 or by emailing ljennings5@forgevalley.sheffield.sch.uk.

Completed application forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Scott Glover at scott@gloverrecruitment.co.uk or by phoning 07766 773682.


Deadline for applications: 5:00pm on Thursday 26th April 2018

Assessment centre and interviews: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May 2018

Job location

More about Forge Valley School
Address: Wood Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5HG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 234 8805