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GFC School Vacancy | Head of Education

The GFC School is currently recruiting for a Head of Education to join the existing team.

2 September 2020


GFC School Vacancy | Head of Education

The GFC School is currently recruiting for a Head of Education to join the existing team.

2 September 2020

An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen to join the expanding team at The GFC School as Head of Education.

The successful candidate will have a direct impact on pupils’ lives, raising aspirations and improving opportunities for our young people.

The role will be demanding and challenging, but very rewarding.




• To lead on all matters relating to the curriculum.

• To be directly responsible for the academic and pastoral aspects of school life.

• To provide professional educational leadership for the GFC School, which supports its success, continuing improvement, high quality education for students and improved standards of learning and achievement.

• To work in conjunction with the Head of Centre to manage the school’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) ensuring that all those involved in the school are committed to its aims, motivated to achieve them, and involved in meeting long, medium and short term objectives and targets which secure the educational success of the GFC School.

• To work with the Board of Governors, Head of Centre and SLT in developing a strategic view for the GFC School, analysing and planning for its future needs and further development within Local Authority and the national context.

• To support the Head of Centre and SLT in developing and maintaining effective links with the community and local schools, particularly within the area of developing the quality and capacity of the GFC School.

• To support the Head of Centre, in the day-to-day organisation, management and conduct of the GFC School in accordance with the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the policies of the GFC School and applicable legislation.

• To support the Head of Centre, in developing the ethos of the GFC School and in nurturing the caring relationship between staff, parents/carers and students.

Information about the school

We provide:

• a place where students feel safe and secure.

• a rich curriculum that enables students to re-engage with learning through sport.

• students with the necessary skills to manage their behaviour and emotions so that they make the right choices.

• state-of-the art facilities for education, sport and training.

• a well-qualified staff team who are highly skilled in helping students to flourish, by breaking the cycle of adversity often caused by difficult childhood experiences, including trauma, toxic stress and associated mental health difficulties.

In addition, we promote the 3 R’s:

Respect – Responsibility – Resilience.

The GFC School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.



Completed application forms and C.V to be emailed, by September 21, to Lisa Darran on

  • Interviews: 25.09.2020

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