Experienced Deputy Headteacher, Wembley/London

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Preston Manor SchoolWembley/London

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Start date: April or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Leadership Scale L23 - L27 (£75,094 - £82,057)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 75 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through co-operative school. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. 


Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.


This opportunity has arisen through covering maternity leave.  The governors have agreed a position available for the full academic year 2018-2019 (with an earlier start if possible).  We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, committed and innovative professional to join the effective and forward-looking Upper School leadership team at our secondary provision.  We need a leader with strong secondary leadership experience at Deputy Head level and a vision for excellent, inclusive education.  


This is a perfect opportunity for a candidate who will be seeking Headship within the next 2 years, but wants experience in a second large all-through school before taking up a headship.  It is a unique opportunity for a secondment to our Upper School leadership team.   


The successful applicant will have a proven record of successful school leadership at Deputy Head level.  They will be expected to work with the Head in leading our Upper School and will have the flexibility to complement the skills and experience of other team members.  


They will be expected to build on existing excellent practice, as well as leading developments in several whole school areas such as Safeguarding, Learning & Teaching, Finance, Premises Strategy, Appraisal, Curriculum Design and Self Evaluation.   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

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

● be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills 

● 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:

● 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 NQT induction programme


The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer.  The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car.  It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station.  The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school.  Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school.  The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.). 


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.’


Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.


For further information and an application pack, email hradmin@preston-manor.com or download from website www.preston-manor.com


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


Closing Date: noon Tuesday 20 February 2018

Interview Date: w/c 26 February 2018


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 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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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4040
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Preston Manor School is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through state school with academy status, based in Wembley, north-west London, for children aged 4-18. It is a member of the family of Co-operative Trust Schools. It is a large school with appr...