This is a tremendous opportunity for someone with the ambition and experience to lead Ivanhoe College on the next phase of our Journey to Excellence.
There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join our school. We currently have 957 students on roll and Ivanhoe is a popular 11-14 secondary school with a clear intention to extend our age range to 11-16. We have a strong reputation in the area and have been consistently oversubscribed for year 7 places for several years. This role is truly about shaping the future of Ivanhoe College.
We are looking for an experienced school leader who will prioritise our students’ experience, continue to develop our staff so they become the very best in the business, develop highly effective parent and community relationships, be politically astute and manage the school’s resources robustly.
The Headteacher will provide strategic leadership and hold accountability for direction, standards achieved, quality of education and financial performance at Ivanhoe. We are seeking candidates with a proven track record of impactful leadership and management who can provide outstanding educational leadership to enable Ivanhoe to give every student the high quality education they deserve.
Governors are dedicated to the college and highly supportive of our leadership team and staff. Our last OFSTED report included the comment “Governance is a strength of the school. Governors are skilled and well informed of their duties. They are committed to the school … and support leaders effectively”.
We are really looking forward to the next stage of development for our school and so are seeking a headteacher who would lead with the governing board, with energy and creativity; someone who works ethically and with determination, never losing sight of the core purpose of ensuring an excellent education for all our young people.
We very much encourage you to visit the College to see if this might be the ideal next step in your career. If you feel that you have the experience, skills and qualifications to take on this challenging but highly rewarding role, the Chair of Governors and the Governing Board look forward to receiving your application.
Please see the recruitment information pack for more information, including how to apply.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check.