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Early Years Leader

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Nishkam School West London

London Borough of Hounslow

Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
9 February 2018

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate Early Years practitioner to make a key contribution to our outstanding, multi-faith school as we expand to 4 form entry and move to our stunning new school building.

Nishkam School West London will be a flagship school for our Trust, offering all-through provision on an expansive 11-acre green site. Opportunities like these are few and far between and will interest those with creative minds and high aspirations, seeking to inspire a new generation of children through a values-led, multi-faith curriculum. The journey will be one of leading the Early Years phase to excellence and growing the school, and team, to capacity, which will be immensely rewarding for the right individual. 


Nishkam School West London is an innovative state of the art all-through 4-19 school. Nishkam’s outstanding primary school opened in 2013 and the secondary phase is due to open in September 2018, with a four form entry in Year 7 of 100 pupils. The school is part of a highly successful Multi-Academy Trust (4 schools, 2 nurseries; 1 vocational college in Kenya).

The new school building and site will open ready for the secondary intake in September 2018.  The primary phase of Nishkam School West London, (Ofsted Outstanding 2016), will also move to the new site in September 2018. In addition, the Trust is planning to open a pre-school nursery in September 2019, so this is a truly exciting time to join us. 

As Early Years Leader for Nishkam School West London, you will work in a pioneering group, Nishkam School Trust (NST). NST is one of the first multi-academy free school trusts in the UK.  The Trust has opened two free schools in Birmingham (a primary in 2011 and a secondary in 2012), both of which are judged Ofsted Outstanding, and a third, a primary free school in Wolverhampton. We are looking for a highly committed and innovative leader to work in close collaboration with the Principal, the Head of Primary Education, as well as senior leaders across the Trust. 

NST has developed an inclusive values-led, multi-faith educational approach that nurtures pupils of all faiths and those of no particular faith. The Nishkam ethos is to help grow a selfless mindset, aspiring to excellence as well as going beyond ourselves to serve others, to create supportive communities and to realise our true potential. This pervades every aspect of the school.

We will offer you

  • an induction programme, tailored to your needs
  • a friendly and welcoming team
  • hardworking and dedicated colleagues
  • enthusiastic, well behaved and diligent children
  • supportive parents, carers and community
  • a committed and fully involved governing body
  • a well-resourced learning environment
  • the opportunity to work collaboratively across a highly successful trust
  • excellent opportunities for professional development

If you wish to visit the school prior to making an application, please contact Benjamin Evans on 0207 259 8770 or if you wish to apply please request an application pack from Ben at nishkamwestlondon@hays.com, or you can contact Ben on 0207 259 8770 for further information.  Your application is a direct application to Nishkam School Trust, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments

Dates: Apply by Friday 9th February 2018, 12pm

Open day: Opportunity to meet the Principal and Primary Headteacher: Friday 2nd February 2018, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Nishkam School Trust (NST) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS disclosure.

Contact Details

Benjamin Evans c/o Nishkam School West London

390 London Road, Isleworth, TW7 5AJ

T: 02072598770

E: nishkamwestlondon@hays.com

About Nishkam School West London

Nishkam School West London is a mixed, non-selective, Sikh-ethos, multi-faith all-through school with sixth form situated in Hounslow, West London. The Nishkam School Trust also has schools in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Kenya. Nishkam School Trust has a 30-year history of educating children, working with the government for the past 10 years on schools for the Sikh community.

Phase 1 of Nishkam School West London saw Reception and Year 1 open in September 2013; the current intake is 50 pupils in Reception. Phase 2 will see a purpose-built nursery facility open in September 2018. The school will ultimately have a maximum capacity of 1,400 students aged 4-19 across primary, secondary and sixth form.

Headteacher for Nishkam School West London (Primary)

Sukhjeet Rai

Headteacher for Nishkam School West London (Secondary)

Gerard Dineen

Values and vision

The school values are represented by the slogan "Excellence in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well", and by the school name, with the word "nishkam" translating as "selflessness". It works towards the mindset of serving others, a practice with the potential to transform students and promote humility.

Nishkam School West London specialises in subjects such as music and physical education. It also has a strong spiritual focus, with an ethos based on 24 spiritual and moral dispositions on the topics of contemplation, compassion, creativity, choice, community and commitment.

Ofsted report

“Leadership and management at all levels are of exceptionally high quality. Leaders constantly check the quality of teaching and learning and provide very good support for any teacher who needs to develop their practice. Exemplary leadership and management skills ensure that the school’s values are central to developing pupils’ learning and mind-set.”

View Nishkam School West London’s latest Ofsted report

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