Headteacher - WSSC

Job Vacancy


Wickersley School & Sports College


Group 8 ISR L 33 to L39 (£92,624 to £107,238)

September 2021 (or earlier)


Wickersley School & Sports College

1st March 2021 (noon)

Wickersley Partnership Trust in association with the Governing Board of Wickersley School and Sports College are seeking an outstanding headteacher with a proven track record of success to build on the school’s strengths and take it forward into the next stages of its development. WSSC is an oversubscribed 11 18 school with more than 2100 students and houses a resource base for Secondary Hearing Impaired Pupils. There are over 400 students in the popular and inclusive Sixth Form.

At Wickersley School and Sports College, we want to send all students out into the world able and qualified to  play their full part in it, through an ambitious, creative and innovative curriculum which empowers students with the skills, knowledge and attributes to allow them to succeed in the next phase of their education and on into their working life.

We aim to engender a love of learning, self-belief and aspiration by:

  • Removing barriers and development of basic skills
  • Developing skills for learning
  • Developing personal attributes
  • Enriching their experiences and broadening their horizons

This role is an exciting opportunity for a new leader to build on our current success, develop a fresh perspective on whole-school improvement, and implement changes to enhance our student and staff experiences.

If you are a strategic leader who is wholeheartedly committed to education with the skills, experience and knowledge required to provide inspirational leadership whilst sharing our values and ambition to develop excellence in all our young people and employees, we would like to hear from you.

The successful applicant will need to display a wide range of skills and experiences including a thorough understanding of the educational landscape, a strong grasp of financial and governance frameworks, and the ability to act with high levels of integrity and humility who will share our vision and ethos ’to send every young person out into the world, able and qualified to play their full part in it’.

You will need to harness these abilities to help identify innovative and effective responses to the current challenges facings Trusts and Schools alike. Critically you will be able to energise and enthuse all of our stakeholders. We believe that for the right candidate the role will be exciting, rewarding and fulfilling.

We welcome potential applicants to view the Application Pack, School Prospectus and Trust Prospectus via the buttons on this page.

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit to the school please contact Jen Jarvis at hr@wickersleypt.org. In light of Covid restrictions, visits will take place after school hours.

Completed application forms should be returned to hr@wickersleypt.org

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CV’s, all applicants must complete an application form in full.