L27 – L31
01 January 2024
Yardley Green Road
Principal – (Secondary and Sixth Form)
L27 – L31
Start Date: 1 January 2024
Waverley Education Foundation (WEF) is a Multi Academy Trust, which operates both Waverley School and Waverley Studio College. WEF has approximately 2000 students on roll across the trust. It develops, brokers and delivers a range of services which support learning, leadership, management and improve outcomes for children and young people.
Waverley School is an all through school for students aged 4-19. It has a Primary and Secondary Resource Base for students with cognition and learning difficulties. Waverley Studio College is a specialist academy catering for 14 – 19 year old students which offers both academic and vocational qualifications. Both Waverley School and Waverley Studio College were graded ‘Good’ in their latest Section 5 Ofsted Inspections in September 2021 and September 2022 respectively.
The secondary phase of Waverley School has 1200 students, including those in the Sixth Form. We have state of the art facilities for learning, teaching and training and a strong staff team that are committed to the learning and development of all our students.
Our core values of Humanity, Equality, Aspiration and Respect support our vision to create a learning community where we work together to achieve excellence in everything we do.
“Pupils have a strong understanding of diversity, respect and tolerance, including for different family lifestyles” – Ofsted 2021
The Board of Trustees are seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic leader to the position of Principal of the Secondary and Sixth Form.
We believe that this role will appeal to ambitious, talented senior leaders who can bring inspirational leadership to foster an exceptional learning environment.
We are looking for someone who will:
- Provide strong, focused and professional leadership.
- Foster positive relationships with students, staff, parents, carers and the local community.
- Promote excellent standards of teaching and positive attitudes to learning.
- Ensure a continued rise in academic achievement.
- Develop an innovative and inspiring curriculum.
- Prioritise the wellbeing of students and staff.
- Uphold the inclusive principles that are integral to our ethos.
This post will suit an experienced Headteacher/Head of School looking for exciting new challenges or exceptional deputies who are ready for headship. You will need to provide evidence of an outstanding 'track record' to date. You will need to be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff and students.
The successful candidate will need to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be accepted.
Waverley Education Foundation is committed to the protection and safety of its students.
Closing date: Friday 13 October 2023 at 10.00 am
For further details or to arrange an informal visit to see the school please call our HR team on 0121 566 6607.