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Headteacher

Salary Range: Group 7 (within range L26-L39)

Start date: September 2019

The governors, staff and students at William Farr are looking for an exceptional leader to build on this outstanding school’s achievements. We are seeking a new Headteacher who will further develop this school’s considerable strengths and drive improvements in line with our vision and values.

Situated in the village of Welton, close to the historic and beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln, this Church of England Comprehensive School has around 1500 pupils on roll aged 11-18. The school gained academy status in January 2011.

School vision

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School’s vision is to provide all members of the school community with the opportunities to engage with ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) through the highest quality of education, encouragement and endeavour. We are committed to striving for excellence and ensuring that all students are known, valued and can achieve.

The school offers:

  1. A highly effective and committed staff, providing outstanding teaching and care and guidance for every student
  2. Enthusiastic and aspirational students with high learning expectations, academic achievement and standards of behaviour
  3. Very supportive parents
  4. A highly skilled and dedicated Governing Body and strong middle and senior leaders
  5. The school’s Christian ethos and values are at the heart of a fully inclusive, whole school community.

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

How to apply

Applications should be made online via the TES website only.

Closing date: Monday 25 February 2019 at midnight.

Interview dates: Wednesday 13 March 2019 and Thursday 14 March 2019.

School visits: There will be an opportunity to visit the school between Monday 4 February 2019 – Friday 15 February 2019. Please contact Sally Coulter, Clerk to the Governing Body, on s.coulter@williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk or (01673) 866900 to arrange.

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Teacher of Spanish

(MPS/UPS)

Required for 1 September 2019, a well-qualified and enthusiastic part-time teacher of Spanish (0.38FTE to 0.48FTE) to teach across the full age and ability range. It would be an advantage if candidates could also teach French but this is not essential. Applications are welcome from teachers at any stage in their career; also from newly qualified teachers, for whom the school runs a comprehensive induction programme.

William Farr is a popular, rural comprehensive school. In the 2006 OFSTED inspection the school was judged to be outstanding, and our 2009 inspection confirmed this remarkable achievement. The school gained academy status in 2011 and has approximately 1500 students on roll.

To apply, please complete the Teaching Staff application form available on the school’s website (www.williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk) and email this to d.foster@williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk

Postal applications should be addressed to Darren Foster (HR Manager) at the school.

In the box on the application form "Further information to support your application", please include a letter detailing your experience to date and the contribution you will make to the role.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 5 March 2019

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Applicants who have not been contacted by Friday 8 March 2019 should assume that their application has not been successful on this occasion. Feedback will only be provided to candidates attending for interview.

William Farr School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up prior to interview.




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Administration Apprentice

£3.70 per hour (Apprentice National Minimum Wage)

Salary per annum: £7,138

37 hours per week. 52 weeks per year Monday to Friday. Working times 8.30 to 4.30.

Holiday Entitlement: 23 days plus public holidays

1 year fixed term apprenticeship

Main Duties of the post:

  • To assist in the preparation of materials, equipment and resources including photocopying and taping/copying of audio-visual materials.
  • To word process documents.
  • To input data.
  • To assist in the ordering and checking of supplies.
  • To complete filing of documents.
  • To support the administration of extra-curricular activities (including trips).
  • To produce certificates.
  • To be proactive and take the initiative in completing administrative tasks e.g. minutes of meeting, keeping a calendar of forthcoming tasks.

The successful candidate will study a Level 2 Business and Administration qualification. Upskilling in Maths & English is available if needed.

Desired skills

  • Must be IT Literate as a lot of the work is completed on the computers.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail.
  • Preferably already hold an A-C in Maths & English although this is not essential.

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Good Team worker
  • Someone who shows ambition and uses their own initiative
  • Good at timekeeping

William Farr is a popular, rural comprehensive school. In the 2006 OFSTED inspection the school was judged to be outstanding, and our 2009 inspection confirmed this remarkable achievement. The school gained academy status in 2011 and has approximately 1450 students on roll.

For further information please contact Darren Foster (HR Manager) at the school.

To apply for this position please use the link below:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-385590

Closing Date: Thursday 21st February 2019

William Farr School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up prior to interview.


General Information

All new appointments are subject to a 6-month probationary period.

All offers of employment are made subject to the following:

  • The receipt of two satisfactory references, one of which should be from the successful candidate’s current/most recent employer.
  • Occupational Health Screening and, if necessary, a medical examination to ascertain that the successful candidate is fit to perform the duties of the post.
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (see below).
  • Evidence of the right to work in the UK. Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationalities Act 2006 it is a requirement that satisfactory documentation is produced which validates that a person is eligible to work in the UK.

William Farr is a popular, oversubscribed, rural comprehensive school. In the 2006 OFSTED inspection the school was judged to be outstanding, and our 2009 inspection confirmed this remarkable achievement. The school gained academy status in 2011 and has approximately 1500 students on roll.

William Farr School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced background check by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken r to interview.

Initial Teacher Training with Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

William Farr School is working closely with other secondary schools in Lincolnshire as part of the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA). With the educational landscape changing at pace, membership of the LTSA provides the opportunity for our school to share be practice and build capacity through a ‘learning together’ culture so that our students continue to receive the highest quality of education and life changing opportunities.

We are delighted that the LTSA has recently become accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider. This means that the alliance is able to devise and deliver its own training programme and award Qualified Teacher Status on its successful completion. LTSA will also work closely with the University of Lincoln to support trainees to gain an additional PGCE qualification.

William Farr School is proud to be part of this Initial Teacher Training programme which presents an exciting opportunity for the school and for education in Lincolnshire as a whole.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to train to become a teacher and the subjects available across the alliance, please access the information contained on the LTSA website: www.lincolnshiretsa.co.uk

All applications for Initial Teacher Training are submitted via UCAS. Information about places offered and application procedures can be accessed from the UCAS website.


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