Head of Vocational

Farlingaye High School
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Contract Type
Full Time
£30,000 - £46,525
Start Date
1st September 2024
25th April 2024 09:01 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412129


Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR1B - £11,410.00

Contract Basis:  Full Time Permanent role required for September 2024

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to work as the Head of the Vocational Faculty here at Farlingaye. 

The Head of Faculty will play a pivotal role in shaping the academic direction and success of our vocational subjects offered, fostering an environment of excellence in teaching, research, and collaboration. Responsibilities include providing strategic leadership, overseeing curriculum development, promoting innovative teaching and learning, and ensuring the highest standards of academic quality and integrity. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and leader, possessing strong interpersonal skills to inspire and mentor faculty members and forge meaningful partnerships within and beyond Farlingaye. With a passion for education and a commitment to fostering a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment, you will lead by example, driving forward standards within the Faculty.  We welcome applications from candidates who have an Economics speciality, but all Vocational subjects will be considered.

The Vocational Faculty is made up of Economics, Business, Travel & Tourism, Childcare and Health & Social Care. We have high expectations and all the staff in our team has a genuine commitment to excellent teaching and learning and providing a fantastic experience for our students. The Vocational faculty plays a hugely important role in ensuring the curriculum offer at Farlingaye offers students a broad range of subjects which inspire and ensure student success.

Farlingaye High School is a popular and successful school, located in Woodbridge, a pleasant market town situated on the River Deben in Suffolk and just 7 miles from Ipswich. We are a creative school with excellent resources, lovely students and great results. Our most recent Ofsted report graded us Good with Outstanding features.

We are part of East Anglian Schools Trust (EAST) alongside Kesgrave High School, Bungay High School and Castle East School. The Trust have also recently welcomed Aldeburgh, Easton, Leiston, Saxmundham and Wickham Market primary schools. We are a Teaching School Hub partner, which allows us to improve teaching and learning on a continuous basis. We are committed to providing excellent staff opportunities through developing and promoting our staff and offering an excellent CPD and support programme for new staff. We are also extremely pleased to have launched our own teacher training provider: EAST SCITT. This allows us to award QTS and also QTS + PGCE Programmes within both Primary and Secondary schools.

Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the school, and will be warmly welcomed. As we are about to enter our Easter holiday period, requests for visits should be made for week commencing Monday, 15th April and by Thursday, 25th April at the latest. Please contact Linda Marsh, HR Manager. In addition candidates can contact Peter Smith, Headteacher over the Easter break. Please refer to the attached job booklet for contact details.

Should you wish to discuss the job role in further detail, please contact Peter Smith, Headteacher or Josh Lampard, Assistant Headteacher.

Please note: only applications submitted via the school’s on-line recruitment process will be considered.  

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Thursday, 25th April 2024

Interview Date:  Wednesday, 1st May 2024


Safeguarding Statement:

Farlingaye High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and adhere to this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Farlingaye High School

Farlingaye High School