Shropshire Council is looking for a new headteacher for Thomas Adams School in Wem.

The school, in Lowe Hill Road, is currently presided over by Liz Dakin, who also teaches history, but she will be leaving at the end of the year school year.

The advert was published by Shropshire Council this week and is looking for applications before the deadline closes on May 31.

In its advert, the council describes Thomas Adams, which caters for GCSE and A-level students, as well as a boarding house and sixth-form college, as thriving.

It continues: "Thomas Adams School is a very highly regarded and consistently oversubscribed 11 – 18 community school with a thriving sixth form college.

"We are set in a small market town in the heart of rural Shropshire with the school family at the centre of the community.

"We attract students from across Shropshire and the multi-national boarding house offers a unique aspect to our very successful school.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced leader with a clear vision who:

  • Will inspire staff and students to raise existing high expectations, aspirations and achievements and continue to improve this high-quality, fully inclusive school
  • Has a successful record as a senior manager and who is skilful in managing change
  • Will sustain school improvement and ensure outstanding provision and outcomes for all students
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills within the school and the wider community.

"We are proud to offer you:

  • A cooperative and receptive student body which enjoys and participates in all aspects of school life
  • A highly effective and dedicated school staff team which has consistently delivered high academic and vocational achievement
  • Strong pastoral care
  • Supportive and challenging Governing Body
  • An experienced, supportive and capable Leadership Team."

Any prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school, and to apply for the job, email, quoting reference EH17 18 08; interviews are June 26/27.