Headteacher, Leeds

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Brigshaw High SchoolLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale - Dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Ref: XA0177
Employer: External Organisations
Brigshaw Learning Partnership

We are looking for a Headteacher who can turn potential into performance and lead a team that will give every young person the best possible chance to succeed.

The Governing Board of Brigshaw High School and Trustees of Brigshaw Learning Partnership are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher to lead our vibrant school.

We are looking for an exceptional professional to provide dynamic and innovative leadership of Brigshaw High School, to take up post in September 2018.

Brigshaw High School is a successful school serving the outer suburbs of East Leeds. We are proud of our students’ achievements and the opportunities we offer. We are committed to giving 'Every Child Every Chance of Success, Whatever it Takes'.  We’ve been judged as a consistently ‘good’ school over many years, and have experienced and talented senior leaders, teachers and support staff. We believe our new Headteacher can continue to build upon these strengths and help us become an even better school.

In September 2016, Brigshaw High School became an Academy as a founder member of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership, a multi-academy trust of six schools (one secondary, five primary), serving the communities of Allerton Bywater, Great Preston, Kippax, Swillington, Methley and other communities in East Leeds. The BLP has recently become a sponsoring Trust for another local primary school. The partnership is based on shared values and aspirations, a strong sense of community identity and geographical proximity. We have strong working relationships with schools across Leeds and Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a proven record of leadership and management at a senior level and can demonstrate a range of effective leadership styles to inspire and develop staff and students
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have demonstrable success in raising standards and meeting challenging targets.
  • Be a versatile thinker who can look forwards and outwards to develop and champion innovative solutions
  • Have a willingness to engage collaboratively across The Brigshaw Learning Partnership and beyond.

We warmly welcome all applicants to visit the school. Please contact Wendy Harrington, PA, on 0113 2878925 or via email (harrinw02@brigshawtrust.com) to arrange a suitable date and time.
An application pack can be requested from Jenn Wallis, Avec Partnership, by email Jenn.Wallis@avec-partnership.com or by phone on 01325 281480. Applications must be returned to the above email.

Closing Date: 12 noon 16th February
Interview Date: 5th/6th March

The Brigshaw Learning Partnership and Brigshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brigshaw Lane, Allerton Bywater, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 2HR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 287 8900
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Brigshaw High School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-18 academy with sixth form, situated near Castleford in West Yorkshire. There are 1,287 students on the school roll, of whom 193 are students in the sixth form. 

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