The Park Community School is one of two 11-16 comprehensive, mixed gender secondary schools serving the town and villages surrounding Barnstaple. The school was formed in 1972, although our history and part of the campus dates back to 1910 with the former Barnstaple Boys and Barnstaple Girls Grammar schools. We are seeking to appoint a new Head Teacher to lead the school’s community and the Tarka Learning Partnership team. Key to that community is the school’s Leadership Team including the Deputy Head Teacher for the Quality of Education, Craig Tamlyn and the soon to be appointed Deputy Head Teacher (new post) with responsibility for Inclusion, Ethos and Engagement. Gareth Roscoe, the current Head Teacher, will be leaving the school after 6 years of loyal and committed Headship establishing a platform for continued improvement.
The Head Teacher would work collaboratively with these schools as a member of the School Leaders’ Group, as well as with other groups such as NORDAB – North Devon Head Teacher’s Board. The Trust has a Centre for Professional Development and is working closely with the newly formed South-West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT) as a Board Member to support the ECF and Teacher/Leader/Support staff CPD agendas. This is a time of growth and exciting change for The Park Community School and the Trust.
To support this development, we seek a Head Teacher who is prepared to work in collaboration with School and Trust colleagues to pursue what we all know is achievable – a highly effective school. The Trust supports a model of empowering each Head Teacher to develop a school vision and follow it, rather than mandating a single Trust wide approach to school effectiveness.
The post is ideally suited to a September 2021 start, but the appointing panel is aware of the current pressures on schools nationally and the time of year and is open to appointment in January 2022. A generous relocation package to support a move to North Devon is available to an appropriate successful candidate.