Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 177688
Grade L32 – L39
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1 June 2022 
Closing Date 10/11/2021
Towneley Holmes , Burnley , Lancashire , BB11 3DF
Tel: 01282 683010
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Following 19 years of successfully leading the college, our current Headteacher will be retiring in Spring 2022, therefore a rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to lead Unity College and to continue the relentless drive towards becoming an outstanding college.
Unity College is looking to appoint an exceptional, committed leader to share our ambition and strategic vision to build upon the Ofsted ‘good’ rating (November 2018). Your energy and enthusiasm will inspire, challenge and empower all members of the college in achieving our vision.

Our new Headteacher will have strong leadership skills, and be comfortable managing competing agendas. The college has a talented, motivated and dedicated team of teaching and support staff, committed to ensuring that everyone at Unity is given every opportunity to be “the best that they can be”.

Unity College is a successful and extremely popular 11-16 mixed college in the heart of Burnley. The college is oversubscribed and has an excellent local reputation. In September 2010 the college moved into a new £33 million state of the art building which provides an excellent environment for teaching and learning. The current admission number for Unity College is 1260 and due to the ongoing success of the college the college will expand to 1500 students by 2025. It is very exciting times at Unity College, which will be the largest 11-16 college in Lancashire by 2025. There is an extensive building programme of nineteen additional classrooms to accommodate the growing demand for places at Unity College which is expected to be ready by spring 2022.

The successful candidate will benefit from:
- Governors who have high expectations and are positive and supportive.
- A talented, hardworking and inspirational SLT and staff who are relentless in their focus on college improvement.
- Supportive parents and local community who are dedicated to college success.
- Good OFSTED rating in November 2018.
- Stable finances projected for the next five years.
- Growing student numbers and LA funded extensive building programme to further grow the college which is expected to be ready by Spring 2022.

Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

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