With a remarkable history stretching back to the 15th century, Skegness Grammar School is one of the longest established grammars in the UK. We’re incredibly proud of our school, its students and staff, and we are determined to continue our current rapid transformation and improvement. The whole school has made great strides under the capable direction of our interim leader, and our next Principal will therefore find a very sound set of foundations on which to build. Nevertheless, we are not complacent about the need to focus on enabling all pupils (including the most able) to be able to realise their full potential – both as learners, and as young people.
The strongest candidates will bring a rare combination of experience and vision: the experience to continue our trajectory of achievement and attainment, and the vision to maintain our unique position as a grammar school with a boarding house. We want to hear from leaders who have worked in improving schools, but who also understand the great importance of high-quality, nurturing boarding provision to parents who are based both in the UK and overseas.
There’s no question that you will need a quiet resilience, a clear picture of what good looks like, and the interpersonal skills to engage with the whole school community. But the rewards for success will be considerable, both within the David Ross Education Trust and beyond; and we expect that this opportunity will attract the very top cohort of aspiring Principals. The David Ross Education Trust, of which this academy is a part, is committed to investing in the ongoing professional development of staff and to providing career progression opportunities. These are supported through the academy regional hubs of education excellence, as well as its relationships with outstanding external partners, including the National College, Future Leaders and Teach First.
For more information, please visit http://lead-sgs.co.uk For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Jo Fish or David Gooda at Navigate, our recruitment partner on 0113 287 8445.
Closing date: Monday 12th February.