Headteacher, Chester

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Blacon High School Specialist Sports CollegeChester

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L25 - L31
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Blacon High School is a maintained trust 600-place 11-16 Secondary School in Chester.  

The Governors are seeking a leading educational practitioner with integrity and commitment to lead our good school into its next stages of growth and development.   

The School operates from new state of the art buildings, and has been transformed over the past six years from a school requiring improvement to a ‘good’ school striving to be ‘outstanding’.  We would like you to help us to achieve this objective.   The ethos of the school is firmly rooted in the local community and you will need excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work very closely with our local Primary schools and other partners in continuing the physical and educational regeneration of the area.  We cater for a range of needs and a critical factor in our selection will be finding a leader who will continue to develop a differentiated approach to learning in order to meet the diverse needs of our young people.  

The school is growing in size and popularity and with applications exceeding places for the first time this year we are starting to explore options for expansion.   

The application pack has more detailed information about the school and the type of person we are seeking to appoint.  If you feel this is a challenge that matches your aspirations we would be pleased to hear from you.  If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role and / or arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher, Sue Yates (Tel. 01244 371475).  Two dates have been reserved for informal visits to the school on Monday, 26thMarch and Tuesday, 27th March at 2.00pm.  In addition, Day 1 of the interview will give shortlisted candidates the opportunity to find out more about the school.  

Closing Date:  Wednesday, 11th April 2018  

Interview Dates:  Friday, 27th April, Monday, 30th April and Tuesday, 1st May 2018.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Melbourne Road, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 5JH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 371475
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We believe that all young people are entitled to equal opportunity in life, and we fully accept our responsibility to secure this for our community by achieving the highest standards of teaching and community engagement.  

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