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Assistant Headteacher

Preston Manor SchoolBrent

Two Assistant Headteachers required from February 2021


1 x Maternity Cover (dates to be agreed)

1 x one year fixed term contract from April 2021 – April 2022


Inner London Leadership Pay Scale L12 – L16 



The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents. 


We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 – 19 years.  Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with students. 


We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning.


We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We are driven in our aims and ambitions and aspire to continue to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. At Preston Manor we celebrate diversity and equality of opportunity, which is reflected in our high staff-retention rates and the successes of our student population.


These opportunities have arisen through movement in the Senior Leadership Team, and a maternity cover. We are seeking to appoint dynamic, committed and innovative professionals to join the effective and forward-looking Upper School leadership team at our secondary provision.  We need leaders at Assistant Head level with a vision for inclusive education.  


This is a perfect opportunity for candidates who are seeking to lead our school to the next stage of excellence.  The successful applicants will have a proven record of successful leadership at Middle Leadership or Assistant Head level.  They will be expected to work as part of our senior team in the Upper School and may be leading on timetabling or safeguarding.   Experience of timetabling is desirable. They will also take on the wider responsibilities of an Assistant Head teacher. 


The specific brief will be negotiated on appointment.


You will:

● have a passion for teaching and learning 

● be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas 

● be an excellent practitioner 

● lead by example and act as a strong role model to students and staff

● have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students 

● be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills 

● have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student progress through own practice

● be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school 

● have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff 

● be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress


We offer:

● opportunity to work across the education phases

● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students

● a friendly and supportive team of teachers

● well-resourced facilities

● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment

● a commitment to professional development, including an excellent CPD programme including NQT induction and Teach First training


The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.


Student quotes:


"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’ 


‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’


The school is situated within walking distance of the world famous, Wembley Stadium, which offers easy access to newly created facilities including the London Designer Outlet.  The school benefits from excellent transport links via public transport and is located a short walk from both Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations. Central London locations are accessible within 20 minutes from the school.  The school is also easily accessible from main roads including the M25, M1, M40, A40 and A406. 


Anyone wishing to visit the school please contact Elaine Georghiades, Head’s PA, on 020 8385 4041 or email pa.headteacher@preston-manor.com to book a visit.


Closing Date: noon Monday 1st February 2021

Interview Date: w/c 8th February 2021 


Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have completed the schools’ application form. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Application Form but may be included with the Application Form. The school reserves the right to change these dates and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.


Preston Manor School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants including black and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post. All appointments will be based on merit.


Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.


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