Headteacher, Sarisbury Green, Hampshire

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Brookfield Community SchoolSarisbury Green, Hampshire

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Start date: 1 January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The indicative salary is £88,817 - £102,842
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an experienced and successful school leader who will embrace the ethos of the school to “Aspire, Act and Achieve”.  The students are at the heart of our school community and we want an individual who will not only continue to build on a strong foundation but will take us on the next stage of our journey. 

To be up for this challenge, you will:

  • Promote an ethos that develops a climate of aspiration and mutual respect and a caring, nurturing, inclusive environment, where everyone is treated as an individual; is listened to and encouraged to learn and develop.
  • Have high standards; a strong sense of achievement; and pride in the school.
  • Build on the firm foundations that currently make us a “Good” school and ensure that we continue to be a school which makes us a natural choice for parents/carers who want their children to reach their full potential. 

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Be an inspirational forward thinking lead professional and a significant role model for both staff and students alike
  • Embody the values and ambitions that drive the achievements of the school
  • Seek to ensure that the well-being of students and staff is considered in all aspects of learning and that students are given the opportunity to thrive
  • Be accountable for the education of current and future generations of students 
  • Exhibit leadership qualities which have a decisive impact on the quality of teaching and students’ achievements
  • Lead by example the professional conduct and practice of teachers in a way that minimises unnecessary teacher workload and leaves room for high quality continuous professional development of staff
  • Secure a climate for the exemplary behaviour of students 
  • Set standards and expectations of high academic achievement within and beyond the school, recognising differences of ability and respecting cultural diversity within contemporary Britain 

We offer:

  • A current school population of almost 1800 students spanning years 7 to 11
  • A school with significant improvement in overall Progress 8 scores in 2018 over 2017 and in particularly for our disadvantaged students
  • A team of talented, creative and hardworking staff and a well-informed, well trained and highly proactive Governing Body
  • Confident, happy and inquisitive students who have a desire to learn and an aspiration to succeed
  • The opportunity for you to put your own mark on the school’s journey of continuing improvement
  • Strong, well developed links with local feeder schools and Fareham & Gosport schools
  • A motivated and enthusiastic support staff team
  • Facilities including a sports hall, lecture theatre, drama/dance studios etc
  • A lovely location in southern England with excellent rail links, historic naval heritage sites and countryside of outstanding natural beauty

The Governing Body is committed to supporting your professional and personal career development.  If you have the experience, vision and leadership skills we are seeking, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Application Procedure

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged.  Please call Carole Bagley on 01489 480207.  Our preferred visit dates are Monday 15 July at 1.45pm or Tuesday 16 July at 10.45am or Wednesday 17 July at 9.30am.

For an application form and a full Head Teacher’s Information Pack please contact Education Personnel Services on their 24-hour answerphone service 023 8038 5535 or e mail eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk.  Alternatively, please click on the links below.

Please forward your completed application to Education Personnel Services, 3rd Floor Hampshire House, 84-98 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, Southampton SO50 5PA or send electronically to eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk

Closing date: Thursday 5 September 2019 (Noon)

Interview Dates: Thursday 26 September and Friday 27 September 2019

Brookfield Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks with other relevant employment checks.

More about Brookfield Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 7DU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1489 576335
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Brookfield Community School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-16 secondary school, situated in Southampton, Hampshire. There are 1,704 pupils on the school roll. 

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