We are seeking to appoint an outstanding School Business Manager join our school as soon as possible to support the senior leadership team and manage the support staff across the school. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in administration, finance and HR and be able to lead the school in these areas. As well as supporting the school’s senior leadership the post holder will work closely with the central trust team to ensure compliance with our statutory responsibilities.
Background to the School and Trust
Turing House opened in September 2015. It was set up by a parent-led group and became the fifth school in the Russell Education Trust (RET), the largest group of free schools in the country. We are now in our sixth academic year and this September we were very excited to open our sixth form, also welcoming students from other schools to continue their education with us.
Turing House School has had enormous local support since it was first proposed, we have been oversubscribed for every intake so far and we have a waiting list in all year groups. In May 2018, we were delighted when Ofsted judged as good overall with outstanding leadership and management as well as personal development, behaviour and welfare. The support to staff provided by the knowledge and experience in RET is invaluable. RET secondary schools are among the most successful in the country; the Progress 8 score for the Trust’s first set of GCSE results in 2018 placed RET among the top MATs nationally and our EBACC entry and success rate is the top ten nationally. The first cohort of Turing House students received their GCSEs last academic year; despite not sitting their exams due to Covid, they did exceptionally well.
Plans for our permanent site have been approved and building will start imminently with completion scheduled for November 2021. In the meantime, we are in two temporary sites in Teddington (Y10-12) and Hampton (Y7-9). To continue to develop the vision for Turing House School, we need the very best staff who are able to embed our ethos into school life. We have already created a wonderful environment for young people to learn and mature in but there is much more to be done to secure this as we grow in the coming years to our full capacity and move in to our permanent site. Our aim is that all our students can be equipped to progress to the jobs, training and higher education most suited to their talents and abilities, irrespective of their social or economic circumstances.
With no artificial ceiling to their aspirations, many of our KS3 students are already working and writing as thoughtfully and articulately as many good GCSE candidates in year 11. We enter our year 10s into a GCSE course a year early, which has led to two sets of amazing results and a group of our MAGT Year 11 students last year successfully achieved their Level 3 in Algebra.
We are looking for someone who will relish a rare opportunity to make a mark on our school and develop your career with us. The School has a strong STEM and music specialism and particularly welcomes applicants whose experience supports the further development of these distinctive aspects of school life. Now the challenge is for you to join us on our journey in providing an inspiring school for our community.
How to Apply
All documents including the full job description and person specification, and application form are available on eteach and on our school website. If you would like to apply please send a completed application form and equalities form to our school.
Applications are welcome from people of all faiths and other belief backgrounds, and this is reflected in our current staff composition.
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 9th November 2020. Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 16th November 2020. However, we may contact applicants for interviews prior to this date.
We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references. Turing House School is an equal opportunity employer.
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. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references. 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.
In common with other RET sponsored schools and academies, staff are employed under the nationally agreed pay and conditions for teachers and school support staff including pension schemes.
Turing House School is an equal opportunity employer.