Assistant Headteacher, Luton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Lealands High SchoolLuton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

(Ability to teach an Ebacc subject preferred)

Leadership 13-17

Start Date: September 2019

Lealands High School is seeking an experienced and highly effective leader to join an outstanding team of extremely dedicated senior staff.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to contribute to the continuous improvement of our highly effective and oversubscribed school.

Lealands High School is a comprehensive foundation school on the northern edge of Luton with excellent transport links serving a diverse local population. The school was judged by Ofsted in 2013 to be good with outstanding aspects and this was re-confirmed in our 2017 short inspection.  We benefit from a bright, modern and extremely well equipped building and working environment.  We offer excellent development and training opportunities through our partnerships and links with other schools and universities.

We are seeking an outstanding teacher and leader with a strong proven track record of improving outcomes for students.   You will be a highly effective and flexible leader willing to take on challenges and engage others in supporting improvements.  You will be a dedicated and driven individual with a passion for supporting and developing excellent practice in all areas of school life.  You will also demonstrate excellent attention to detail and be able to see plans through to successful completion.

Specific areas of responsibility will be negotiated with the successful candidate in relation to their own skills and experiences.  The post-holder will have line management responsibilities as well as a significant strategic leadership role.

Ideally, you will have senior leadership or extensive middle leadership experience with the ability and enthusiasm to motivate staff and students.  You should have a proven track record of leading and managing a team to improve student outcomes. 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will work collaboratively with other senior leaders and the Headteacher to raise attainment and secure continuous improvement. You will be an excellent role model for staff and students, and contribute positively to the school’s ethos and objectives.

Interested applicants should visit the school website  or email –  for further details and for an application form.

Visits from prospective applicants are welcome and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Bonnard (PA to SLT) on 01582 611600.

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse and provide effective help or advice fluently in spoken English.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24th April 2019

Interview date: Friday 3rd May 2019

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure Barring Service.

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

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More about Lealands High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Sundon Park Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 3AL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1582 611600
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