Headteacher Vacancy

Position : Headteacher
Date : Job Start September 2020
Salary : L29 - L35
Location : Trafford
Contract type : Full time
Contract term : Permanent

This position presents an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic, visionary, committed leader.


The Trustees wish to appoint an outstanding educationalist to lead this successful, visionary school, building upon the significant achievements of the Headteacher, Julie Hazeldine, who is retiring after 13 years' distinguished service. The Headship of Flixton Girls School presents an excellent opportunity for a visionary, empathetic and determined leader to work with a thoroughly committed and talented staff to continue to provide a highly relevant, vibrant and enjoyable education for future generations of students.


Flixton Girls School is a popular school with 1038 students on roll including 96 in the sixth form. The school has been judged 'Good' with Outstanding Leadership by Ofsted. Examination results at GCSE consistently place the school amongst the best in the North West.


The Trustees are seeking a Headteacher who:


• Is inspirational and dynamic and will empower students and staff to excel
• Is thoroughly committed to promoting exceptional opportunities for every student whatever their individual starting points or background
• Is resilient and confident
• Is committed to the Founding Principles of Aspiration, Empowerment and Excellence
• Understands the Multi Academy Trust context and can continue to embed the values of the Healthy Learning Trust at FGS
• Is empathetic and an outstanding communicator
• Values knowledge and a love of learning
• Values the school's holistic curriculum and appreciates the vital impact of a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities for students
• Has a passion for developing outstanding teaching and learning
• Has excellent leadership skills demonstrating the ability to develop, articulate and deliver the core values of Flixton Girls School and of the Healthy Learning Trust
• Has exceptional interpersonal skills with the capacity to develop highly effective relationships with all aspects of the school community and with our educational partners
• Has proven capacity for strategic leadership, demonstrating financial acumen and the capacity to maximise opportunities for the school


In return, we can offer:


• A successful school with a positive culture and climate for learning; strong academic performance and the capacity to improve still further
• A dedicated, talented, enthusiastic staff who value the ethos of the school and share a common vision
• An experienced, highly dedicated, leadership team
• Students who are self-disciplined, highly motivated to learn and who participate fully in the life of the school
• An ambitious, dynamic and committed Trust Board and Governing Body who will provide support, strategic guidance and, where necessary, constructive challenge
• Highly supportive parents
• A key role in an ambitious, visionary Multi-Academy Trust


The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share in this commitment. This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and positive references.


The closing date for applications is noon Thursday 23rd January 2020.


Details of the application process are included in the Headteacher's Pack below.

FGS Headteacher pack.pdf

Applicant Fair Processing Notice.pdf

Teaching_Staff_Application_Form Electronic.docx

FGS_Prospectus2019.pdf

FGS_SixthFormProspectus2019-web.pdf