Fairlands Middle School Headteacher
The established Mendip Edge Federation is seeking an inspirational Headteacher who is passionate about learning, to lead our 458 pupil Fairlands Middle School, ensconced in the beautiful Cheddar valley.
Salary: L21 – L27
Employer: Somerset County Council (via The Mendip Edge Federation)
Location: Cheddar, Somerset
Full time. Permanent
Job starts: 1 September 2018
Fairlands Middle School is part of the successful Mendip Edge Federation, set in the beautiful Cheddar Valley, Somerset. The Governors, staff and community are extremely sorry to see our highly respected and successful Headteacher leave but excited about the opportunities which lie ahead under new leadership.
We have 458 pupils on roll (boys and girls aged between 9 and 13), an engaged Governing Body and committed staff including a supportive senior leadership group. We aim high in our progress and achievement data yet the safe, caring and inspiring culture we promote encourages children to benefit from wider learning experiences and grow in confidence and self-esteem. It is about the whole child and the whole school community.
Our Federation was established in 2014 and is going from strength to strength. As well as Fairlands Middle School, the Mendip Edge Federation incorporates three feeder first schools in Cheddar, Shipham and Draycott & Rodney Stoke. Collaboration between headteachers, teaching staff and support teams allows us to benefit from shared good practice and economies of scale. Internal partnerships have improved progress during the transition between schools, which we are delighted has recently been recognised at a national level for cross-phase work. Our relationships with other schools more widely across the Cheddar Valley are also effective and invaluable.
Please have a look at our application pack and we encourage you to look at the school’s web site wwwfairlandsmiddleschool.co.uk and contact us to arrange a visit.
Please return completed applications to DAndrews1@educ.somerset.gov.uk
If you have not been contacted by the interview dates, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.
Closing date: 26th January 2018
Interviews: 20th and 21st February 2018
Mendip Edge Federation is an equal opportunities employer, is committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all our staff to share this commitment and any appointment will be subject to a successful DBS check in accordance with the organisation’s recruitment policy.