Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
£62240 - £73876 per annum
18 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Sharron Probert
Contract Type
Full Time



Salary Range: £62,240 - £73,876

(Salary is dependent on level of qualification and experience)

Contract Type: Permanent and Full-Time

The Forest High School is situated in Cinderford, a proud former mining town in a stunningly beautiful district of Gloucestershire. An 11-16 school which has a PAN of 450, but with 319 currently on roll. There are 21 teaching staff and the children are taught in aging school buildings.

The school is awaiting a decision to bring a small primary school onto site accompanied by a £6m partial rebuild of the school to form an all-through school.

SGS Academy Trust was asked to sponsor Forest High School in 2015. The school was placed into special measures at the same time. The future of the school was at risk because of the poor performance, combined with poor accommodation and a declining pupils on roll.

Since 2015, with significant support from SGS Academy Trust, the school is showing some signs of improvement but progress is not quick enough, as identified by the Trust in March and confirmed in our latest monitoring visit in September, however the KS4 results in 2015/16 were the best in several years.

We are seeking candidates who will lead from the front; be the inspirational leader of this struggling school with huge potential; someone who can look beyond the barriers and work with us to turn this school around and deliver a good / outstanding school for Cinderford.

We welcome visits to tour the school on 1 November 2016 at the following times:

9am and 1.30pm

To book, please Alison McGinley, Headteacher' s PA on *01594 823720*

To apply for this exciting opportunity please complete the application form and submit a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, font size 11, indicating how your expertise and experience to date would equip you to lead and drive improvements at The Forest High School.

Please apply by following jobboard instrutions and we shall email you the pack.

Closing Date: Noon 2 November 2016

Expected Interview Date: Over two days 8 & 9 November 2016

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory Disclosure Certificate as a requirement of the job.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.