Principal, Manchester

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Loreto Sixth Form CollegeManchester

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Start date: Easter 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary will reflect the skills, qualities and experience of an outstanding candidate who is capable of leading a highly successful sixth form college. A relocation allowance up to £8000 is available where the employee’s new home is reasonably close to the workplace and the former home is not.
Contract term: Permanent


Loreto College, a leading Catholic Sixth Form College in Hulme/Moss Side Manchester, is seeking an outstanding leader to become its next Principal, to shape the College’s future and build on the exceptional achievements of our students and staff, on the retirement of our current Principal. The college has been an educational provider in the area for over 15O years and recently completed a £40 million rebuilding programme.  

We are one of the largest sixth form colleges in the country and regularly ranked as one of the top performing colleges in the North West for A-level grades (APE), with an excellent record of progression for our comprehensive, multi-ability and diverse student population of 3,300. The college is graded an ALPS score of 1 for A level in the recent (2016-2017) valued-added measure. Loreto has an outstanding financial and Ofsted rating and was designated as a teaching school in 2014 and is a member of the ‘Teach Manchester’ alliance. We form part of an international network of Catholic schools and colleges established by the Loreto Sisters. Loreto has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education for achievement in an inner city context.  

A practicing Catholic, you will share a commitment to our educational mission and values.  You will be excited by this opportunity to provide the hands-on leadership of a college of our scale and social value. You will have an impressive record of strategic thinking, and innovative change management, as well as an appetite for seizing opportunities to drive further excellence, added value and growth. You will have a very good understanding of the Sixth Form Education sector at regional and national levels.  This opportunity will be attractive to current Principals, Vice Principals, Deputy Principals and Head Teachers of schools with a large sixth form provision.  

You will be an excellent practitioner, able to lead our teaching and learning and our quality and professional development systems by example, and to manage with confidence all areas of organisational development. You will be confident in being an ambassador for Loreto College and passionate about driving a curriculum and educational provision that is demanding yet inclusive.  

For this exceptional role, there will be a competitive salary reflecting the skills, qualities and experience of an outstanding candidate who is capable of leading a highly successful sixth form college.  

Post starts: Easter 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter 

Closing date:   12 noon on Monday 30 October 2017 

Interviews: Thursday/Friday 16/17 November 2017

For full details and how to apply please visit: or call Noreen Poole, Principal's PA, on 0161 226 5156.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.     

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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More about Loreto Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Chichester Road, Hulme, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5PB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 2265156
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Loreto Sixth Form College is located in Hulme, a mile south of the centre of Manchester and very close to Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University, with excellent transport links. It is a part of an international network of Catho...