Framwellgate School Durham
25th Apr 2023
FRAMWELLGATE SCHOOL DURHAM
Full Time (Temporary for 2 years)
Salary – L25-L29 (£79,945-£88,166)
Required from September 2023
We wish to appoint a highly motivated Associate Headteacher who will bring knowledge, experience, and leadership to a successful, dynamic, and expanding leadership team and lead the school on a day-to-day basis. Framwellgate School Durham is an 11-18 non-selective secondary school and Single Academy Trust. The school roll has increased by 35% over the last five years, and we have more than 1300 students who attend the school. The curriculum is now more academic and knowledge rich, teaching is research informed, outcomes have improved, and we have invested heavily in CPD and training. Our Sixth Form, almost unviable five years ago, has grown and now has some of the best outcomes in the area.
The school is part of the DfE’s School Rebuilding Programme and will be rebuilt on the same site by the end of 2025. We are also discussing a further expansion in the roll and the further development of the Excel Academy Partnership. To ensure these developments are successful we plan to expand the senior leadership team, appointing a temporary associate headteacher to lead the day-to-day running of the school and at least one Deputy Headteacher as we move from one Deputy Head to three. Applications are therefore invited for the Associate Headteacher post.
In the summer of 2025, once the building has been completed and the Multi-Academy Trust established, we envisage a permanent structure being agreed.
The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and demonstrable success from their current leadership role. We are looking for someone with high standards, values which chime with ours, and real emotional intelligence.
Queries and applications should be submitted to Executive Assistant, Fiona Thompson at Thompson.email@example.com Please note that this job has been advertised during the Easter holidays, to allow potential candidates time to think about the role and draft an application. All queries and visit requests will be responded to on our return to school on Monday 17th April 2023.
The following time has been allocated for those wishing to visit the school: Wednesday 19th April at 9am (please let Fiona know by email should you wish to attend)
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 25th April 2023 (9.00am)
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Framwellgate School Durham is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS and barred list check plus a section 128 check will be required for this post, together with completion of a pre-employment health questionnaire.
The Excel Academy Partnership
at Framwellgate School Durham
Tel: (0191) 3866628
Supporting documentsApplication Form
Other Supporting Documents:Candidate Information Pack Associate Headteacher: Job Description Associate Headteacher: Person Specification Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (submit with application) Curriculum Policy (draft)
Framwellgate School Durham
Framwellgate School Durham (FSD) is an 11-18 school which was granted academy status in 2011. There are approximately 1300 students on roll including 140 in the Sixth Form. Within the next two years, we envisage a roll of 1400 including 230+ in the sixth form. The school serves the population to the north of Durham city, primarily from the Newton Hall estate, but we attract students from a wide surrounding area and over 20 feeder primary schools. We are a high achieving 11-18 academy with a strong track record in both provision and outcomes. We are fully committed to the students in our care, and work to ensure that both the pastoral provision and quality of teaching is the very best.Visit School Website