Headteacher, Ipswich

Closing date:Expiring soon

Kesgrave High SchoolIpswich

Date posted:
Start date: Autumn Term 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £99,424 - £114,060
Contract term: Permanent

With the upcoming retirement of the Headteacher, the Local Governing Body for Kesgrave High School, on behalf of the EAST Board of Trustees, is seeking to appoint a new Headteacher.

Kesgrave High School (KHS) is a unique, large 11 - 18 school in the town of Kesgrave on the eastern outskirts of Ipswich. As well as serving Kesgrave, the school draws students from a large semi-rural area and the north-eastern area of Ipswich. KHS has an extensive campus with enviable open spaces and sports facilities and has a significant reputation for its drama and musical productions and its wide range of extra-curricular activities.

The school pioneered the 3-period day with a fortnightly timetable, allowing students to fully engage with their studies. Our wide curriculum offering allows us to give our young people lifelong learning through team working, communication, negotiation and empathy with the school proudly providing a grounded and broad education for all its students, preparing them for the needs of the 21st century, whatever their post-18 plans.

Our new Headteacher will have drive, tenacity, excellent leadership skills and strategic vision to continue to develop this popular, oversubscribed school. Kesgrave High School is a founding member of the East Anglian Schools' Trust within which individual schools retain their own identity. KHS will continue working closely with its primary schools with an aim to provide an outstanding, inclusive and aspirational education for the children of our community.

As an inspirational and strategic leader valuing diversity and respecting difference, you will demonstrate a track record of achievement. You will already be an existing Headteacher or have extensive experience within the Senior Leadership of a large secondary school. You will have the talent and enthusiasm to inspire, motivate and be aspirational for students and staff alike. 

With exceptional interpersonal skills, you will be adept at communicating to a range of audiences and be driven by your values and desire to use your leadership to transform the lives of Kesgrave's students, staff and community. Ensuring we have a sustainable staff community will be an essential part of the role, as will be nurturing talented staff for leadership roles both here and elsewhere.

You are invited to visit Kesgrave High School. To arrange an appointment, please contact Julie Garnett, Head's PA via email: jgarnett@kesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk

You are requested to complete a Kesgrave High School Teachers Application Form which can be downloaded from our website.

As part of the application process, please submit a covering letter describing (in no more than 1,000 words) why you are applying for this post.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: jgarnett@kesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk

Closing date: midday, 19 November 2019.
Shortlisting: 20 November 2019.
Interview dates: 4 and 5 December 2019 (2-day process).

We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate / passport / work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Kesgrave High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.



More about Kesgrave High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Main Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 2PB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1473 624855