Headteacher – (Upper School), Birmingham

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Great Barr AcademyBirmingham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L28-L32
Contract term: Permanent

Great Barr Academy is an 11-19 school on the outskirts of Birmingham with approximately 1700 students on roll and 900 students in the Upper School.  We are very ambitious for our students, community and staff and are innovative in our approach to drive up standards.  We are taking a two-phase approach to the education of our students by moving to a Campus model: consisting of a Campus Principal and two Headteachers (one for Lower School (KS3) and one for Upper School (KS4/5)).  This new approach will be delivered over the coming months, supported by the current Trust Executive Principal, and will be fully implemented by September 2020.

This is a very exciting time to join our school, with the opportunity to play a significant role in the design and implementation of this new school model.  This truly is a once-in-a-career opportunity We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, experienced and successful leader to drive up standards as we continue on our journey of becoming an outstanding school. Our children deserve someone with the vision and creativity to develop an exception shared vision alongside leading change with integrity and transparency.  We have a relentless commitment to improving the life chances of all children and our leaders must reflect this determination to achieve excellence for all.

This post would suit a suitably experienced Deputy Headteacher looking for their first headship or an experienced Headteacher looking for a new challenge and opportunity to work in an exceptional Multi Academy Trust.  The successful candidate will benefit from a wealth of support from within our family of schools, Trust colleagues and the Campus Principal.

To find out more about this unique and exciting opportunity please contact our recruitment partner Chris Gartner from Hays Leadership on 07595 646 645 or via email chris.gartner@hays.com

Closing deadline: Monday 24th of February
Interviews: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of February 

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Therefore, all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.



More about Great Barr Academy
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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: Aldridge Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8NU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 366 6611
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About Us:

Great Barr Academy is sponsored by Shaw Education Trust. We are based in north Birmingham and have a large, diverse and vibrant community of students. We have a well-established and very successful Sixth Form. 

We pride ourselves on ou...