Secondary Head Teacher

Job Ref: JB121119PRINCIPAL
Sector: Secondary Education
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 13 November 2019
  • Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England SL2 4QP Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire South Holland SL2 4QP
  • £63,562 - £86,104 per year
  • John Byrne
  • 020 7105 3499
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Job title: Secondary Principal

Salary: L18 - L31 fringe (63,562 - £86, 104)

Location: Slough

Start date: April 2020

Are you looking to step up to Headship or move from an existing Headship for a new challenge?

Would you like to take the lead in a school which has a good Ofsted and an excellent local reputation?

If so, this could be the opportunity you have been looking for...

Career Teachers are working with an academy school near Slough to recruit a Secondary Principal to lead them towards outstanding. This Sikh ethos school has well-established policies and procedures in place, a brand new building and an Executive Principal with drive and determination who will support you fully. The role would be suitable for someone with substantial and successful experience in a senior leadership role e.g. as a Headteacher, Interim Headteacher or Deputy/Assistant Headteacher. Whilst it is desirable for applicants to hold NPQH, it is not essential in order to be considered for the role. If you do not already hold NPQH, then the school would support you to achieve this accreditation.

The role of the Principal is to provide strategic leadership and professional management for the Secondary Academy as a key component of the Trust. You will secure success and improvement for the academy; ensure high quality education and personalised learning for all its students and high standards and achievement in all areas of the academy's work. The Trust and local governing body (LGB) will expect the Principal to lead by personal example in demonstrating a full and professional commitment to excellence in education.

In order to deliver dynamic and professional leadership of the school, the Principal has a range of key accountabilities to the Governing Body:

  • With the Director of Education and Executive Headteacher; provide vision and strategic direction
  • Lead by example to foster an open, transparent and equitable culture
  • Develop the distinctive Faith of the school in line with its founding principles as an inclusive Sikh Faith school within its local community - it is a requirement of the post that the successful candidate supports the Sikh ethos and demonstrates positive and progressive values.
  • Evaluate school performance and effectiveness and identify priorities for continuous improvement
  • Achieve and sustain outstanding teaching and learning across a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Promote excellence, high expectations and standards of behaviour for all pupils
  • Ensure equality of opportunity and inclusivity creating a culture and environment that enables pupils' moral and spiritual growth
  • Effective management and deployment of resources to achieve the school's aims
  • Create a safe and inspiring learning environment
  • To be responsible for the day to day management of the school
  • Work effectively with the Executive Headteacher and Governing Body, upholding the highest standards of professionalism and supporting Governors/Trustees in ensuring that this impacts on all aspects of the Academy's decision making processes

These accountabilities are described in more detail in the job description, which can be obtained from the school's consultant at Career Teachers, John Byrne.

The Trust can offer you:

  • An good 11-18 Academy
  • Exceptionally well behaved and motivated pupils
  • Dedicated staff and Governors
  • A friendly and caring school, guided by Sikh values which are universal and give us a moral and ethical compass
  • Extensive support from the Executive Headteacher and access to a range of high quality training opportunities to further your career

For an informal initial discussion about this role and to receive an application pack, please contact John Byrne on 07824 824 651 or via email:

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th December at midday

If you think you have what it takes to succeed in this or similar roles, please apply here or visit our website - Alternatively, you can contact Career Teachers on 020 7105 3437 or our consultant to the school, John Byrne, on 07824 824 651

At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

- Attend an interview in person;

- Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

- Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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