Headteacher, Newark, Nottinghamshire

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Highfields SchoolNewark, Nottinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Highfields Independent School and Day Nursery


Start date: September 2019

The Governors of Highfields School are seeking an inspirational and ambitious individual to lead the school through the next exciting phase of its development. The person will have vision, strategic leadership and clear direction for Prep and Pre-Prep and Kindergarten.

As Headteacher you will be leading highly skilled, dedicated teachers and support staff as part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and you will play a key part in developing excellent learning outcomes through teaching and learning strategies. You will focus on maximising the contribution of teaching staff, maintaining and improving the quality of the education offered by the school and implementing and sustaining effective systems and processes. 

You will work closely with Governors, the Operations Manager and your support team. You will have overall responsibility for all matters connected to the management and organisation of the school as well as the recruitment of staff and pupils. 

Not only will you be highly motivated, you will have intellectual strength and a substantial track record of successful senior management. Having already enjoyed a leadership role as head or deputy head at another prep or primary school you will have an ability to inspire others around you and maximise team talent. As an excellent motivator and communicator you will have exceptional interpersonal skills, personal gravitas and an engaging approach to win the hearts and minds of parents and pupils alike. 

With a keen interest in augmenting the school brand, you will understand and embrace the differential which sets this school apart from others. Your vision will be to continue to grow the school substantially, to increase and sustain school numbers, and to promote the school’s strong reputation for excellence in music, the arts and sport as well as academic achievement. 

This presents an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to manage a significant capital investment in the school. You are a charismatic, inspirational individual with natural drive coupled with a passion for education and adventure.  

Highfields School is situated in the market town of Newark, Nottinghamshire and sits within 14 acres of natural parkland. Founded in 1945, Highfields is a small non-selective co-educational prep school for girls and boys aged 2 to 11. The school is noted locally for its academic excellence, its enhanced curriculum offering an all-round experience and its traditional core values and strong pastoral care.

For more information please visit our website (www.highfieldsschool.co.uk) where you can download a job description and application form. If you would like to look around our school, tours are available week commencing Monday 5th November. Please telephone the school to make an appointment (01636 704103) or email admissions@highfieldsschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications: close of business Monday 19th November 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th November 2018

Highfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and shall conduct a robust recruitment process. All applicants are expected to engage fully with the requirements of this process. Any offer to join the school is made subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check along with clearance on all other relevant safeguarding and child protection requirements.

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More about Highfields School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1636 704103
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