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Head of Sixth Form

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Felixstowe Academy
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23 April 2019 01:00 PM
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Required from September 2019.

Important to the next stage in the Academy’s development is the appointment of an excellent, experienced leader who will be committed to improving the provision for the Sixth Form and enable us to further raise standards across the Academy. The Head of Sixth Form will report to the Senior Leadership Team and be directly accountable to the Principal and the Governing Body.

You will be an outstanding teacher, a team player / leader and have a proven track record of having significant impact in your current post.

You must have the drive and intent to secure rapid school improvement through creative and innovative approaches to learning and demonstrate the ability to embrace and promote change.

You will:

  • be an Outstanding teacher
  • be a committed team player
  • have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships
  • be committed to Felixstowe Academy's ethos
  • be passionate and ambitious about your own career development
  • join a friendly and welcoming faculty which is forward thinking, innovative and passionate about teaching.

Felixstowe Academy is situated on the beautiful Suffolk coast; a fantastic place to live and work, a reasonable travelling distance from London, Cambridge and Norwich. We are an inclusive 11-18 Academy and part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). We have a new state-of-the-art building equipped with a 'super-lab', a number of multi-purpose learning spaces, performance spaces which are set in large grounds on the edge of Felixstowe.
Technology is at the cutting edge of developments, with Chromebooks for students in Key Stages 4 and 5.

Achievement and participation in sports and arts are very high with students succeeding at local, county and national level. In addition, we can offer you a welcoming environment with supportive colleagues, and a strong focus on staff induction, training and development.

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life. Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.

Our values are:

  • be unusually brave
  • discover what’s possible
  • push the limits
  • be big-hearted

We offer:

  • excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within
  • access to CPD to enable you to grow and develop in your role
  • Teachers' Pension Scheme
  • something we take very seriously is staff wellbeing. That’s why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and a employee assistance programme
  • the opportunity to use Google Suite, which allows you to do your best work, all in one suite.

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Julie Cumberland on (01394) 288228.

For further details or to apply, please visit our website:



We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CVs.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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