We are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who brings a passion for teaching and learning and is committed to a holistic education for our students. The successful candidate will be dynamic, determined and decisive; someone who motivates and inspires confidence; is open to collaborative learning and can build strong relationships.
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is a high-performing selective 11-18 school, in the process of expanding from five to six forms of entry: there are currently 1051 girls on roll, and we will grow by a further 60 students over the next two years. Years 7, 8 and 9 each has 180 students, and there are 150 in each of Years 10 and 11. The Sixth Form currently has 212 students.
Our school has an excellent reputation based on outstanding examination results. This year 75% of all GCSE grades were A*-A, and at A level, 82.5% of all grades were A*-B.
As a school judged as outstanding by OFSTED, our school converted to academy status in June 2011, one of the first in Birmingham to do so and we have benefited from additional capital funding associated with converting. This funding has enabled maintenance, health and safety work and expansion projects to take place. In 2014, the Katherine Grainger Sport Hall was opened, providing space for a full size indoor hockey pitch or four badminton courts. Building is currently underway for six new classrooms and extended dining room facilities. This work is on schedule for completion in the Easter holidays 2017.
The successful candidate will help us continue to move the school forward, to make one of the top schools in the country even better. This includes working with the Governing Body to continue to develop the strategic direction of the school for the next five to ten years. Challenges in the role include managing the expansion in our student numbers, leading the school in a time of national educational change and maintaining a balanced budget. In addressing these challenges, the successful candidate will have the support of the Governing Body, whose members bring a wide range of expertise.
Please look at our website for a fuller picture of the school. You will be able to see details of our academic performance, recent successes and also curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available.
Closing Date 05 January 2017