Headteacher, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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The John of Gaunt SchoolTrowbridge, Wiltshire

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £86,435 - £100,072
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The John of Gaunt School

- A Community Academy –


Full time, permanent contract from September 2018

Leadership range – points L33-L39 (£86,435 - £100,072)

Relocation package available

Our school is a fully comprehensive single Academy for students from the ages of 11 – 18, with approximately 1110 students on roll. We are a school for our community and strongly believe in collaboration. 

We deliver our vision within an inclusive ethos that meets the needs of every individual and values their contribution. It is essential that you share our values of: Respect, Enjoyment, Responsibility, Resilience and Inclusion.

We are looking for an inspirational and exceptional leader, who has the ambition and resilience to build on the positive work done in our school and take us to the next phase of academic success. You will be responsible for providing outstanding leadership and management of the school, ensuring the safety of all students and staff, whilst conducting the affairs of the school to the benefit of the whole community.

Working with our Board of Governors you will shape and deliver our vision and objectives of the school and develop and implement our strategic plan in order to provide rapid school improvement.

You should have a deep understanding of teaching and learning and a proven track record of leading successful change at whole school level. Outstanding interpersonal skills are key in this role in order to inspire and motivate all stakeholders and you must be committed to developing our school in partnership with our local community.  

In return, we can offer: 

· A dedicated, talented staff team, who are committed to the ongoing development of the school.

· Students who love their school and want to succeed.

· A committed Board of Governors who will support and challenge you in equal measure. 

Whether you are a current Headteacher seeking a new challenge, or an outstanding senior leader looking to further your career, we would love to hear from you.

For more information about our school please visit our website at www.johnofgauntschool.org . We welcome informal visits to the school, please contact Sandra Nichols 0n 01225 711156 or email snichols@jogschool.org if you would like to arrange this. Please note that due to the school holidays it will not be possible to arrange visits before 20th February.

Completed application forms should be returned via email to vacancies@jogschool.org and include a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 addressing how you meet the requirements of the post. The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 5th March. CVs will not be considered.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications received, therefore if you have not heard from us by 12th March you should assume your application has been unsuccessful. 

Interviews will take place on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th March 2018. 

Wingfield Road, Trowbridge, Wilts, BA14 9EH

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More about The John of Gaunt School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wingfield Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9EH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 762637
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A Community Academy


Trowbridge is a growing town of about 33,000 people and it is the administrative centre of the county of Wiltshire, housing both County Hall and the offices of the West Wiltshire Di...