Assistant Head: Sixth Form – Uppingham Careers

Assistant Head: Sixth Form

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 6 October 2023, 9:00 am


Uppingham School has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher to assume a key leadership position within our Sixth Form as an Assistant Head.

The Sixth Form at Uppingham numbers 370 pupils and offers an extensive range of A level qualifications, along with one BTEC in Sport. As Assistant Head: Sixth Form, you will help facilitate the successful integration of new students into the Sixth Form and will also be responsible for curriculum development and academic management.

Assuming responsibility for the range of courses and qualifications offered by the Sixth Form, you will provide an innovative and original curriculum that prepares students for a successful life beyond school. You will also devise, implement and monitor academic tracking systems that will identify pupil underperformance quickly, ensuring key academic management information and effective interventions are co-ordinated with the relevant teachers and pastoral staff.

We are looking for an outstanding teacher, a visionary leader and an experienced professional, who is looking to step into their next leadership role. You will be a strong, dynamic and inspirational character, with a track record of first-rate teaching, curriculum and/or pastoral leadership and organisation. The ability to inspire others, communicate well, think flexibly, and to lead and work as part of a team is essential. High-level analytical and data-handling skills will also be essential to the successful delivery of the AHSF’s strategic aims.

This is a chance to play a key role in the strategy and delivery of our Sixth Form provision and experience, allowing our pupils to flourish and to endeavour towards success.

Uppingham School is committed to offering a range of attractive benefits to its employees, fostering a rewarding work environment. Join us in this exciting opportunity and become a part of our dedicated team. Benefits include:

  • Free membership of the dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Westfield Health Scheme providing money back for various treatments, including optical and dental
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema, and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs’
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Working towards “Investors in Diversity”

Assistant Head: Sixth Form – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.