Head of School, Hillingdon

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Harefield Infant SchoolHillingdon

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £53,110 - £58,231
Contract term: Permanent

Head of School

Full time, Permanent

£53,110 - £58,231 per annum inclusive of Outer London Weighting; L10 - L14

REF: SCH/16694TR


Location: Harefield, Middlesex

Group Size: 2

Start Date: April 2019


The Federated Governing Body, Executive Headteacher, Staff and Pupils are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, creative, committed, dynamic, strong and inspiring Head of School for Harefield Infant School, with the skills to motivate Children and Staff alike to achieve their maximum potential.


Working closely with the Executive Headteacher, the successful candidate will have a key role in developing and maintaining outstanding standards of achievement for our inclusive schools.


As Head of School you will demonstrate outstanding leadership and strong interpersonal skills to inspire, motivate and empower colleagues on a journey to continuously improve our inclusive school. You will also have high expectations of all children and ensure all pupils receive the best possible educational experience to enable them to achieve their very highest educational and personal potential, and encourage them to be independent learners and prepare them to contribute as members of a diverse multicultural community. You will also have excellent organisation and planning skills together with a talent for analysis and decision-making, and be committed to continuous improvement and innovation as well as the ability to communicate at all levels and to a range of audiences.


In return we can offer you 

  • a well-established, staff team committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our children; 
  • a supportive environment to develop and grow your skills, strengths and leadership; 
  • a knowledgeable and active Governing Body who provide constructive challenge and are committed to continuous improvement; 
  • opportunities to lead strategic initiatives and show your impact on school improvement, and;
  • strong local partnerships and links with the local community.


We are proud of our schools, and encourage you to come and meet us and experience what makes our schools so special.


We would invite potential applicants to visit the school in the w/c 21st January 2019. To arrange an appointment in the Infant School, please contact Carol Marriot in on 01895 462399 or email info@harefieldinfants.co.uk. 


If you would like to find out more about this post, including the job description and person specification please view the Candidate Information Packs.


CLOSING DATE: 27 January 2019 – 23:59pm

INTERVIEW DATE: 07 February 2019


CVs will not be accepted, please also provide a covering letter/personal statement (no longer than 3 - 4 sides of A4) showing how you fulfil the job description and person specification.


Please ensure that all gaps in employment are explained in your application. All referees provided must be related to previous employment and one should be from your most recent Line Manager.


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. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Address: High Street, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 6BT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1895 462399