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Director of Sixth Form

Ashdown Close, Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8RE
Magna Academy
Full Time
Scale L6 – 10 (£47,735 - £52,723)
21st January 2022
Start Date
4th April 2022
7th February 2022 09:05 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
4th April 2022
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1205417

Post: Director of Sixth Form

(Member of the Senior Leadership Team)

Full-time – April 2022

Salary: Leadership Scale L6 – 10 (£47,735 - £52,723)

Salary negotiable, based on experience


At Magna Academy, we are wholly ambitious for students to have an education that will enable them to have an enriching and fulfilling life. Our academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and was graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in June 2015 and December 2018. We value our staff highly, and treat work load very seriously. Our systems ensure teachers can really focus on the core purpose – teaching in a sustainable way.


The successful candidate will be:

We are looking to recruit an exceptional candidate to the role of Director of Sixth Form to join our senior leadership team at Magna Academy. This will provide an exciting and challenging opportunity to build upon the existing track record of success within Sixth Form. The candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead a successful sixth form drawing on their extensive teaching and leadership experience.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding and inspiring leader that is highly motivated with a strong presence, who is ambitious for students, their colleagues and the academy. They will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with experience of raising standards for students and enhancing the skills of teachers.

We require someone that can lead our ever developing Sixth Form and across the academy. The In addition the successful candidate will be able to lead and support the progression of our ‘Most Able’ students across the academy so that they offer engagement, stretch, support and challenge to all students. They will be able to identify outstanding teaching and learning, hold others to account, accurately assess the progress and achievement of students, groups and cohorts and provide appropriate provision to ensure progress of all is maximised.

Ultimately, we are looking for a committed leader with an uncompromising belief that all students deserve an outstanding education. They will uphold our inclusive ethos and provide opportunities for all students to progress well.

What we are looking for:

● An excellent teacher of their subject

● A successful leader with proven middle/senior leadership experience, who will play an important role in leading the academy into its next stage of development

● Someone with significant experience of raising achievement, leading change and ability to motivate staff and students

● Someone with the skills to support the progression of our ‘Most Able’ students across the academy

● Someone able to lead on on the Aspirations Employability Diploma (AED)

● Someone who does whatever it takes to ensure the life chances of all our students are maximised.

● Totally aligned to our values and vision.

● You would be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, be able to access high quality CPD and have excellent progression opportunities to become a Vice Principal as the academy and MAT continue to grow.

What we offer:

● Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources

● CPD starts as soon as you are appointed

● A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback

● A centralised homework system at KS3

● Opportunity to teach at KS3, KS4 and potentially KS5

● Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities

● A professional progression model to enable great teachers to remain in the classroom State of the art facilities and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset

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

How to apply:

Please click on the “fast apply” button to submit an on-line application.

When applying, please fill in the supporting statement section on the application form stating specific examples from your own experience demonstrating how you meet the professional expertise and skills criteria in the person specification

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 7th February 2022

Interviews: Week Beginning 7th February 2022

Magna Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

About Aspirations

Across our 16 Academies, Aspirations educate more than 9,000 pupils across the ages from 2 to 19 years, covering an area from West London to the Southwest of England. Operating since 2011, we have a consistent track record of improvement and success and offer excellent Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. We are determined that children receive an excellent education that prepares them for success in adult-life and are looking for people to join us who share our ideals.


Safeguarding Statement:

Magna Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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