This is an incredible opportunity for an outstanding leader who would like to help create a partnership of national significance and to lead North Lincolnshire's most successful college. The successful candidate will bring a collegiate, engaging style of management and the drive to take the College through to 'Outstanding'. The role will suit an inspirational Deputy Principal or a Principal who is ready for a new challenge on the national stage.
Above all, we are looking for someone who is committed to the interests and future of our region's young people, and who can lead with a compelling vision.
"Nearly three quarters of students completing level 3 courses progress to higher education, with many achieving places at prestigious institutions."
"Students benefit from a well-planned, coherent and relevant curriculum."
"Senior leaders, managers and staff create a highly inclusive environment where students feel safe, develop their personal skills well, behave responsibly and demonstrate values of tolerance and respect."
"College staff who observe lessons provide reliable and accurate judgements of the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Managers provide effective staff development, which improves teachers’ practice."
The vacancy has arisen with the forthcoming retirement of our current Principal, Trevor Wray. Trevor leaves a successful College with healthy student numbers (totalling over 2,000) and a pivotal role in the new Venn4 Partnership - a collaborative network and partnership of four Sixth Form Colleges in the North East Lincolnshire and Humberside area. This has national significance, and secures the independence of each of these Sixth Form Colleges (Franklin College, John Leggott College, Wilberforce College & Wyke College) to serve their local communities.
Trevor has overseen the development of the College into a campus with enviable facilities and a culture that allows our students to thrive and maximise their potential.
Without incurring any borrowings, the College has carefully improved buildings and facilities, providing state-of-the-art enhancements to the student experience, a superb learning resource centre, an enclosed courtyard, and more..
Our OfSTED report is currently Grade 3 'RI', which was a disappointment, but we are making progress towards a speedy return to a 'Good'' inspection judgement. Our goal will then be to progress rapidly through to OfSTED 'Outstanding'.
We have prepared a comprehensive information pack which includes a letter from the Chair of Governors, a Job Description, a Person Specification, the Application Form, and other documents with the information you'll need.
"Teachers use their subject knowledge and realistic examples linked to subject areas to help to heighten students’ interest. For example in criminology, a discussion of justice and crime scenarios challenged students’ thinking about society and diversity. In history, students relate economic and social policies very well to different periods in British political history."
"Adult students benefit from stimulating teaching, with topics and discussion that challenge and develop their knowledge and understanding. They see the value of the learning for their personal and career development. Apprentices benefit from carefully planned learning programmes that enable the vast majority of the small number on programmes to make appropriate progress."
To apply, please complete the form in the pack and send it, with your letter of application, by e-mail to ASDTi (not the College) by 11pm, 2nd October 2017.
Interviews will be held towards the end of week commencing 9th October 2017
It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment in Easter 2018, however this is fully negotiable
"I've received loads of support at Franklin and gone from mediocre grades at GCSE to straight A's. It has a great working environment and good teachers."
Student Feedback, Google Review, June 2017
The College is located in the coastal port town of Great Grimsby, with the beautiful Linclnshire Wolds, the towns of Grimsby, Hull, Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes all within easy reach. There are strong commuter links throughout the North East and the North.
The College is commutable from most of the main towns in the region including Leeds, Sheffield, York, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Pontefract and Doncaster via the M1, M62, M18 and M180.
The College is near to the culture and bustle of port life, but lies close to some of the North's finest countryside.