SUCCESSFULLY APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

SUCCESSFULLY APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School - Bristol

£Competitive to attract the right applicant + Relocation support - Anglican - Head/Principal
Ref: 114 Date Posted: Tuesday 03 May 2022
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Location: City of Bristol
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2022

Could this be the next big opportunity you've been waiting for?

“If you feel excited, anxious, humbled and challenged with the privilege of taking responsibility for enabling our community to continue its journey of improvement, you are probably the leader we want.”

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School is a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, with a national reputation for excellence. The school is at the heart of our vibrant city, with students coming from every part of Greater Bristol and beyond. Our school enjoys a rich diversity of Christian heritage, with students from traditions as diverse as Anglican, Catholic, Baptist, Church of God of Prophecy, and Church of South India, to name but a few. 

Whilst much has been achieved, there is much work yet to do, particularly in relation to the interaction of the school’s success, its site, teaching and learning and how to cater creatively for a burgeoning Sixth Form and a growing reputation for supporting students with special needs. You will be joined in all your endeavours by an enthusiastic team of governors, staff and students that hum with common purpose to the school’s motto: ‘‘The glory of God is a human being fully alive’ (St Irenaeus).

For an existing Head this could be the next big challenge you seek …or for an experienced Deputy or Assistant Head with a proven track record of whole school improvement and still yet untapped potential, we have the capacity, resources and above all the desire to develop and support you to become the outstanding leader God is calling you to be.

A requirement of the post is that applicants must be practising Christians.

Closing:  Mon 14 March @ 12 Noon

Shortlisting: Thurs 17 March

Interviews: Wed 23 & Thurs 24 March

For further details or to have an informal discussion, please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence, on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me BEFORE APPLYING.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

Our school is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.

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