Head of School

Head of School

To commence September 2018


Salary L25 – L29 (£71,053 - £78,359)

The Governing Body seeks to appoint a Head of School to undertake a significant leadership role in this flourishing school which is both a National Teaching School and a National Support School.  The Minster School is recognised by Ofsted “to be of the very highest quality, where all students make outstanding progress”.

We wish to appoint a highly successful teacher and inspirational leader with a proven track record at senior level, excited by the challenge of providing an outstanding education to the young people of Southwell and its surrounding villages. The successful candidate will also be expected to support our wider collaborative work with local partners, contributing to the system leadership of education in the area. The Minster School is in the process of converting to become an academy at the heart of its own multi-academy trust.

The Head of School will work closely with the substantive Head Teacher to ensure the quality of education in all its facets remains outstanding, embracing change with a drive for continuous improvement for the benefit of our students. The Minster School traces its origins back to the establishment of Southwell Minster in Norman times. We are looking to appoint someone who will proudly build on this tradition and proactively promote and develop the Christian ethos of the school and the partnership with the Cathedral in the education of our students, while maintaining a contemporary view of educational development and pedagogy.

Should candidates wish to make an informal visit to the school please contact Alex Byrne (HR Officer) by email [email protected] or call her on 01636 817343. 

Applicants should submit an application form, an experience review and a letter of application outlining their suitability for the post and philosophy of education to Mr Matthew Parris, Head Teacher. A CV will not be considered.

The Minster School is committed to safeguarding children and the promotion of equal opportunities for staff and students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and complete a KCSIE Declaration.

Application form and information pack available on request from The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts NG25 0LG.  Tel; 01636 817343, email [email protected] or from the Minster School website on http://www.minster.notts.sch.uk/vacancies/

Closing date:                       midday on Monday 26th February

Interviews:                          Thursday 15th March with final candidates invited to return on Friday 16th March

Acknowledgement Letter

Job Description

Person Specification

School Brochure

How to Apply for a Job at the Minster School

Application Form

Experience Review

Leadership Team Ways of Working

Ethos Statement

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Statement