Assistant Headteacher: Director of Post 16

Wellsway School
Keynsham, Bristol
Contract Type
Full Time
L12 – 16 / £61,882 - £68,400
Start Date
1st September 2024
21st April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412557

Job Ref: FLP-R440

Start: 1st September 2024

Salary: L12 – 16 / £61,882 - £68,400 (FTE) actual salary

Location: Keynsham, South East Bristol

Contract: Full Time

Term: Permanent

Futura Aedificamus “we build for the future”

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Director of Sixth Form who will lead and develop our post-16 provision across the Wellsway School and IKB Academy campus.

Do you want to work with exceptional young people and hardworking staff, committed to excellence?

Are you highly motivated and driven, with a proven track record of leadership, outstanding classroom teaching and known for having a positive impact on whole school development?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the campus working in collaboration with leaders to further develop the life chances of young people in the school and across the Futura Learning Partnership. This will include ensuring our continued success for delivering an outstanding Sixth Form experience as Futura Sixth, by working with colleagues from Sir Bernard Lovell School (SBL) as part of our collaborative sixth form.

You will be someone who places young people at the centre of their decisions; someone who has motivated and inspired others to do the same. You will possess a track record of success: in improving the quality of education. You will be a qualified, highly experienced and exceptional teacher with leadership experience either in a curriculum or pastoral role, or both. You will have strong leadership skills, be an excellent communicator and ready to take on a significant level of responsibility.

You will work alongside established leaders within a highly collaborative team to oversee the pastoral care and welfare of the sixth form students and provide leadership and support to the Deputy Director of Post 16 and form tutors. You will have oversight of the pastoral, academic and social progress of all pupils in the Sixth Form, have careers education, including oversight and ultimate responsibility for the Higher Education application process and be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team.

We are seeking an ambitious individual who has the ability in the future to take on other aspects of senior leadership for example: assessment, teaching and learning, safeguarding or behaviour. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for career development with the structure of the senior team.

The successful candidate will draw on their existing strengths and have proven track records that demonstrate significant school improvement over time in outcomes and performance. Quite simply, people who are able to “build the future” for our wonderful young people.

In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff
  • An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across the Futura Learning Partnership
  • An energised and professional working environment
  • Benefits include; pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme.

Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span 5 local authority areas: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 2-18 education in the area. We are a mixed MAT, comprising 6 secondary, 21 primary and a special school. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which brings considerable benefit to all our schools.

The closing date for applications is: 23:59 on Sunday 21st April 2024

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 29th April 2024

No CVs or agencies please.

To apply:

  • Download the JD/PS, Recruitment Pack and Candidate Pack
  • Click on the ‘apply’ button within the vacancy advertised on the Futura Learning Jobsite
  • Complete and submit your online application before the closing date.

PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement.

If you would like to discuss the role further with the Headteacher and/or book a tour of the school, please contact Hayley Dicorato (EA to Headteacher).


Safeguarding Statement:

Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Futura Learning Partnership will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006'.
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