Head of School, Hillingdon

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

The Young People's AcademyHillingdon

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £68,559 - £75,289 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education across London, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

Young People’s Academy is a secondary co-educational special school for students who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) based in Hillingdon. Some students also have co-existing conditions, such as a specific learning difficulty or a diagnosis of ASD.  Staff: student ratios are favourable and support our students to achieve well.  

Young People’s Academy converted to become an OHC&AT Academy in April 2015. This is an exciting time in the school’s development with a planned relocation to a newly refurbished learning campus on the existing site for academic year 2020-21. 

You will be an ambitious, proven leader either at Deputy or Principal level and have an excellent track record of successfully implementing school improvement and impactful change. 

You will need to:

  • be a highly capable leader, with a clear sense of vision, strategic thinking and purpose;
  • be an exceptional classroom practitioner, with expertise in SEND and specifically SEMH;
  • have recent and relevant experience of highly effective leadership and a strong track record in raising standards;
  • have a full understanding of processes involving children in care, child protection and safeguarding and be committed to working in partnership;be collegiate, responsive, highly approachable and have the ability to inspire colleagues, pupils, students and their families.
  • be fully committed to developing effective independence for students beyond school

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to develop skills and experience within a ‘family’ of specialist providers;
  • staff and an Executive Board who are highly committed and dedicated to success;
  • embedded support and guidance from Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust 


Please apply online and send your completed application form to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk. 

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Applications deadline: 5pm on Monday 21st October 2019

Interviews on: w/c 28th October 2019

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.




More about The Young People's Academy
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Falling Lane, Yiewsley, West Drayton, UB7 8AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1895 446747
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