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Ransom Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4JX
Farlingaye High School
Full Time
£102,159 - £117,197
9th November 2022
Start Date
1st September 2023
28th November 2022 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1286937


Appointment for September 2023

Governors and Trustees wish to appoint a new and dedicated Headteacher who will inspire our community and lead our fantastic school. Farlingaye is a high-achieving comprehensive school with over 1900 students. It has a well-established reputation in the county of Suffolk and in the community, situated in the picturesque town of Woodbridge, approximately 10 miles north of Ipswich. We are proud to be part of an exciting and developing local Trust, EAST. 

We would like to hear from you if:

  • You have leadership experience and the ability to challenge, inspire and motivate colleagues and our students 
  • You are an excellent communicator and able to work successfully with both internal and external stakeholders
  • You have high standards and expectations of self and others, and be able to lead by example 
  • You are imaginative, innovative, resourceful and a decisive leader
  • You can build and maintain trusting relationships with the key stakeholders including staff, parents, and students
  • You share our passion for education, and can demonstrate a clear strategic vision
  • You can demonstrate how you have improved the quality of education in your current setting 
  • You have a clear vision, highest integrity, and the commitment to help every student achieve their potential, not only academically or socially, but as young citizens who value and contribute to our community

In return we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and ambitious students who are keen to learn with proven high achievement and attainment
  • A strong reputation locally and in the wider community
  • A talented staff team that welcome new challenges and are committed to supporting colleagues and students 
  • A very wide range of exciting extra-curricular activities
  • Opportunities to work in genuine collaboration with EAST and our partner schools 
  • A supportive community, and Local Governing Body 
  • A comprehensive induction programme 
  • Quality continuous professional development for Headteachers 
  • OFSTED Good, 2022 
  • Access to the staff Wellbeing ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ and benefits of working for Farlingaye and within EAST
  • Most importantly, a once in a lifetime opportunity to make your mark on the education of our students over many years to come 

Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the school, and will be warmly welcomed. Requests for visits should be made prior to the closing date of 28 November 2022.

Please contact Lauren Teeling (Headteacher's PA) should you wish to visit the school or have any questions. 

Full contact details can be found in the recruitment pack.

Closing date for applications: Monday 28th November 2022 at 9am

Likely interview dates: Wednesday, 7th & Thursday 8th December 2022

Should you wish to discuss the job role in further details, please contact Angelo Goduti, EAST CEO, via Lauren Teeling.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an enhanced disclosure check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Farlingaye High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and adhere to this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Farlingaye High School

Farlingaye High School