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London, Greater London
St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College
Full Time
3rd February 2020
Start Date
1st September 2020
24th February 2020 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2020
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1088627

Due to the retirement of the current postholder, the Governors of St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College (SFX) are looking for an exceptional leader to drive the College forward.

Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Sixth Form College is a dynamic and ambitious Sixth Form College, one of the closest to both the City of London and to the Houses of Parliament. Rated “Good” by Ofsted (in 2018), and with robust financial health, the College is in a strong position to make an ever greater educational impact upon the lives of young people who are often the first in their family to consider university or higher level employment and training. The College was established as inner London’s first Sixth Form College in 1985 and it has continued to be a leader in educational practice and to embrace innovation in the interests of serving its students and helping them to develop transferable skills for the future. Currently, it is embarking upon a journey to achieve one of the first awards of “Apple Distinguished” status for its digital innovation practice in teaching, learning and assessment.

The College serves almost 1200 full-time students, with an early years’ nursery as an additional provision. Our broad-ranging curriculum, excellent pastoral support and added value outcomes reflect our passionate commitment to ensuring students can enjoy highly effective teaching and learning in a supportive and well-resourced environment which enables all to reach their full potential. We shun complacency and have an ambition for continuous improvement, a mind-set which we seek to instil in our students.

Our College community is genuinely diverse, with respect to staff and students, and shares a strong Catholic ethos which is at the heart of all aspects of our work. We thrive on our many engagements and connections with Higher Education, with employers and with external agencies and we relish the challenge of working out how best to position our young people to compete and flourish in the future.


The successful applicant must be a practising Catholic with the drive, ambition and vision to sustain our reputation for quality. Above all, you will be passionate about shaping the future of young people, ensuring that every learner has the opportunity to reach his / her potential.   

To find out more please visit our career site and College website. For an informal and confidential discussion please contact Eleanor Lewis, Clerk to the Governors. 

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February at 23.59. 

Shortlisting will take place on 26th February.

Interviews will be held on 16th and 17th March 2020.


Safeguarding Statement:

St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College