Headteacher, Washington, Tyne and Wear

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Biddick AcademyWashington, Tyne and Wear

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L33 - L39 (£86,435 - £99,081)
Contract term: Permanent



L33 - L39

To take appointment: January 2019

Biddick Academy is an oversubscribed secondary independent academy operating a single academy trust with 1084 students currently on roll. Biddick Academy is on a journey of whole school improvement and aspires to even greater achievements. We want Biddick Academy to continue strengthening and build on the areas of good practice to be the best we can possibly be. We understand how powerful high standards of teaching are for learning, achievement, motivation and enjoyment. 

Biddick Academy is looking for a dynamic, nurturing, forward thinking, innovative Headteacher who can lead on the Academy vision and further develop the ethos and performance of the Academy.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious current headteacher or deputy headteacher wishing to further develop their career and to make a difference to the practice of colleagues and the education of our young people.

Biddick Academy Trust Board are looking for someone with a proven track record of:

· Successful leadership;

· Encouraging, inspiring and empowering all learners;

· Encouraging, inspiring and empowering all staff;

· A real passion for working with each member of the academy community and the desire for individual success;

· Financial acumen and the ability to attract external funding;

· Managing change in the current educational climate;

· Establishing and sustaining excellence;

· Accountability and challenge at every level.

For an informal chat regarding this position please contact:

· Mr David McDonald, Chair of Governors

mcdonald.d@biddickacademy.com or 07967452711

· Mr Jim Murray, School Improvement Partner

jim.murray@durham.gov.uk or 07710613840

· Mr Paul Cowen, current Headteacher

Cowen.p@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600

We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment and facilities.

Please contact Mrs H Neary, HR Manager at neary.h@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit at the beginning of the academic year in September. 

To apply, please complete an application form and return to Mrs H Neary at the e mail address above.

Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date for application: Midday Tuesday 11th September 2018

Interviews: Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th September 2018

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More about Biddick Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne And Wear, NE38 8AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 511 1600
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Biddick Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Washington, near Sunderland, for students aged 11-16. 

In 1997, Biddick was one of the first 11 schools in England to become a specialist sports college. The academy’s facilities incl...