Headteacher, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Aylesbury High SchoolAylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L33 - L39 - negotiable for an outstanding candidate
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body wish to appoint an ambitious educationalist to lead this outstanding, highly successful, vibrant school, building upon the significant achievements of the Headteacher, who is retiring after thirteen years’ distinguished service. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader who will nurture all that is remarkable at Aylesbury High School, inspiring staff and students alike to excel.

Aylesbury High School is a popular girls’ selective school with 1302 on roll including 389 in the sixth form. The school has been judged 'Outstanding’ in every aspect by Ofsted. Examination results at GCSE consistently place the school amongst the best in the county. The school is proud of its designation as a Teaching School.

The Governing Body is seeking a Headteacher who:

  • Is inspirational, forward thinking, dynamic and will empower students and staff to excel.
  • Is thoroughly committed to promoting exceptional progress for every student whatever their individual starting points or background.
  • Is committed to providing the best opportunities to nurture their development, and empower students to be resilient and confident.
  • Values knowledge and a love of learning.
  • Values a broad curriculum which is rich and stimulating and appreciates the positive impact a wealth of extra curricular opportunities has on students
  • Has a passion and skill for developing outstanding teaching and learning, and is a champion of evidence based innovation. 
  • Has excellent leadership skills demonstrating the ability to develop, articulate and deliver an inspiring vision for Aylesbury High School.
  • Has exceptional interpersonal skills with the capacity to develop highly effective relationships with all members of the school community and with our partners in education and other agencies.
  • Has a proven track record of strategic leadership, demonstrating financial acumen, and a proactive approach to maximising opportunities for the school. 

In return, we can offer:

  • A vibrant, happy and successful school, financially secure, and consistently over-subscribed for places in Year 7 and Year 12 with a strong academic performance and the capacity to improve still further.
  • A dedicated, talented, enthusiastic staff who value the ethos of the school and share a common vision.
  • An experienced, highly committed, energetic senior leadership team
  • Students who are self disciplined, highly motivated to learn and who participate fully in the life of the school.
  • An ambitious, dynamic and committed Governing Body who will work to ensure clarity of strategic direction, support and where necessary provide constructive challenge.
  • An actively engaged Parent Association, together with highly supportive parents.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment. This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and positive references.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 on Monday 12 November 2018. Details about the application process are included in the Headteacher’s Pack.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Walton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1296 388222
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Aylesbury High School is a friendly community with a real sense of purpose, preparing girls for life in a fast-moving world which they will play a major role in shaping and leading.  We serve the towns and villages of Aylesbury Vale and the neig...