Headteacher, Cheshire West and Chester

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Upton-by-Chester High SchoolCheshire West and Chester

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Within the Group 8 Range
Contract term: Permanent

Required September 2020

Salary: Within the Group 8 range

The Governors of Upton-by-Chester High School are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader, with the energy, ability and vision to build on a successful legacy, enabling all students to attain the highest levels of academic and personal achievement.

We are the largest school in Chester with 1600 students (and rising), including 250 in our sixth form.  Our most recent Ofsted short inspection in May 2019 was highly successful, endorsing our previous judgement, ‘This is a good school with an outstanding sixth form’ (May 2015). 

At Upton we strive to provide an outstanding educational experience for all of our students - whatever their previous attainment - within an inclusive, vibrant, student-centred learning environment. Being a true comprehensive, our students hail from a wide range of backgrounds and represent all abilities, bringing challenges, but also myriad rewards. The successful candidate will benefit from working in a welcoming, caring school which exudes positivity, leading a team of committed, supportive and dedicated staff and governors who are proud to be part of Upton High. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Headteachers with a proven track record to further develop their career and make their mark, and from Deputy Headteachers who can demonstrate they are ready and able to take on the responsibilities and demands of Headship successfully.

Apply online at TES, https://ats-cheshirewest.jobsgopublic.com/vacancies/ or download an application pack from our website www.uptonhigh.co.uk. Electronic applications should be returned to HR Manager, Sheena Lloyd, lloyds@uptonhigh.co.uk.

Closing date: 4 October 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews will take place week commencing 21 October 2019

The post is subject to suitable references and the successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).  Further information can be found at www.gov.uk

Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


More about Upton-by-Chester High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. James Avenue, Upton-by-Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1NN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1244 259800
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