Headteacher, Buckley, Flintshire

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Elfed High SchoolBuckley, Flintshire

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Start date: 1st January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70,000 to £81,478 per annum
Contract term: Permanent


The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an exceptional leader to the post of Headteacher.

Elfed High School is an 11-16 school, and is expected to have approximately 740 students on role in September 2017. This is more than a 30% increase in students within two years. 

Elfed High School is located within the North-East Wales county of Flintshire, approximately 10 miles from Chester and 12 miles from Wrexham. There are good transport links to the North West, Cheshire and Shropshire.

The post offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, committed individual who has demonstrated that he / she:

  • is an inspirational leader
  • has vision, enthusiasm and creativity
  • has a track record of raising achievement
  • leads by example and works as part of a successful team
  • inspires, motivates and develops others
  • is committed to driving improvement through quality assured processes 
  • continually strives for excellence in all aspects of education provision
  • is extremely committed to an inclusive approach to all learners

The success of our school is built on a foundation of strong relationships with an ethos of support, inclusivity and challenge. The successful candidate will demonstrate such values and make an outstanding contribution to our school community.

The school was awarded a ‘double excellent’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate, Estyn, in February 2015 and won the Wales Quality Award at the end of 2016 in the face of robust competition from the business and other sectors, private and public. The rapid growth of the school and the changing education landscape in Wales will present some significant challenges for the new Headteacher. However, the successful candidate will be supported by a strong team and supportive community.

All documents can be downloaded and should be completed electronically. Please send to the chair of governors, Elfed High School, Mill Lane, Buckley, Flintshire, CH7 3HQ.

Please note you may apply for the post if you have recently undertaken the final assessment of your NPQH qualification but do not yet have the result. However we would be unable to proceed with your application if you do not obtain it.

Applicants are welcome to arrange a tour of our school on Wednesday 13th September, from 3.45pm, by contacting the clerk to the governing body on 01244 550 217. Elfed High School and are keen to share information to help you to make a successful application. You can visit our website (www.elfed.hs) for more information about the school and follow us on Twitter@ elfedhs.

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 noon on Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of September 2017.

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More about Elfed High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mill Lane, Buckley, Flintshire, CH7 3HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 550217