HEAD OF SIXTH FORM
SALARY : Leadership scale L8 - L12 (£50,151 – £55,338)
CONTRACT : Full time
TERM : Permanent
STARTING DATE : 1st September 2021
RESPONSIBLE TO : Deputy Headteacher Curriculum
Bristol Free School is a popular, successful and oversubscribed school situated in North West Bristol. This is an excellent school, with a superb environment for learning demonstrated by exam results that are in the top percentile of all schools nationally for both GCSE and A Level. Our aim is to recruit colleagues who will be stimulated by the prospect of working hard to share in our success.
We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an enthusiastic, driven and well-qualified professional to join our school to lead our rapidly growing sixth form. The Sixth Form is a real strength of the school. Our Sixth Form students are high achieving and the value added results achieved are in the top 10% of all sixth forms nationally. Our students benefit from the whole school ethos of education beyond the classroom and there is a strong range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities. Our school and sixth form provide a nurturing and caring environment that attracts growing numbers of Year 11 students from Bristol Free School and the local schools in the area.
We view our current success as an ideal platform for further development and growth. The Head of Sixth Form role is unique in its combination of curricular, teaching & learning and pastoral leadership. Our pastoral provision is outstanding, with a team of dedicated and highly effective sixth form tutors. The Head of Sixth Form is ably supported by a Deputy Head of Sixth and a dedicated Administrative Assistant.
We intend to appoint an outstanding practitioner who can lead all aspects of our Sixth Form provision.
Bristol Free School is committed to staff wellbeing. We offer timely and bespoke professional development programmes and a subsidised employers’ assistance programme. We support our staff in maintaining a good work / home balance by having a sensible assessment policy and carefully planned school calendar.
We welcome you to visit the school so you can see for yourself what makes it a special place in which to work. Please contact Courtney Billing, HR Manager, to arrange this.
For further information or an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact the Headteacher, Mrs Susan King
• Please download details and complete an application form on Eteach
Bristol Free School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.
Closing date: Friday 15 March 2021 (12.00pm)
Shortlisting: Wednesday 17 March
Interviews: Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March
We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.