Interim Head of School, Slough

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Lynch Hill Enterprise AcademySlough

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Start date: Fixed term 1/9/2018 – 31/8/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary up to £80K
Contract term: Fixed Term

Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy is at an exciting time in its development and needs an interim leader for the next academic year. 

The school is currently working in partnership with another Trust in Slough as it recovers from an inadequate Ofsted judgement in June 2017 and we are seeking a Head of School who will lead the school on the next stage of its journey, be an ambassador for the school and raise its profile in the local and wider community.

Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy was opened in September 2014 by the Learning Alliance Academy Trust (LAAT) under the Free Schools Programme and currently has students in Years 7-10. Next year we will be preparing our first cohort of 58 Year 11 students for their GCSE examinations. The school has purpose-built brand new accommodation which is in the north of Slough and will have in excess of 550 students in September.

Our current partnership with SEBMAT (Slough and East Berkshire C of E Multi-Academy Trust) brings together 5 schools (3 from SEBMAT and 2 from the LAAT) with great potential to improve outcomes for children and opportunities for staff. The LAAT wishes to appoint a Head of School for the next academic year to be in charge of the day to day running of the school and focus relentlessly on teaching and learning and preparing KS4 students for their examinations. Since January 2018 Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy has been supported by Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College (within SEBMAT) and this arrangement will continue next year with the Head of School working alongside Slough and Eton staff to continue to bring about the necessary improvements. A substantive Headteacher will be appointed to the school for September 2019.

If this post sounds attractive to you then please study the school’s website and Head of School job description for further details. Visits to the school are welcome and we encourage anyone interested to come and see the exciting potential the school has to offer. Please contact Mrs Bobby Khaira if you would like to visit the school (b.khaira@lhea.org.uk). We have asked SEBMAT to lead the recruitment process for this vital position and potential applicants who would like to know more about the post should contact Peter Collins, Headteacher at Slough and Eton School (head.pa@slougheton.com). 

This opportunity would be perfect for someone interested in a one year secondment to the school (perhaps an experienced Deputy Headteacher who is ready for Headship) and we welcome applications from candidates with a range of experiences.

Please apply for this position by completing the application form which is available from the school website, include a statement outlining your experience and suitability for the post and return to vacancies@lhea.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 15 June 2018

Interviews: w/c 18 June 2018

The Learning Alliance Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5AY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1753 691583

Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy is a state-funded non-selective, all-ability, non-denominational secondary school in Slough, Berkshire, for students aged 11-16. We pride ourselves on the expertise of our teaching and support staff, a safe and supportiv...