Principal, Slough

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Eden Girls, SloughSlough

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L32 - L43 £86,713 - £112,105
Contract term: Permanent

We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for a dynamic, committed and inspirational Principal who will lead and deliver an outstanding learning community that inspires learners from diverse and disadvantaged communities.  The successful candidate will be a tenacious leader with a proven track record of leading young people to achieve outstanding results. You will share the school’s vision and the belief that all young people can achieve excellence in their academic studies, personal and leadership development and service to communities.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who: 

  • is highly organised and committed to instructional leadership.  
  • has the highest ambition for learners, staff and our community. 
  • is committed to providing a deep and intellectually challenging curriculum and delivering outstanding standards. 

You will find a school that: 

  • is passionate about its vision of ‘Nurturing Today’s Young People, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders’. 
  • has a supportive ethos and concern for the well-being of all members of our learning community.
  • has high ambitions for all and provides excellent opportunities for professional development.

Eden Girls’ School, Slough is a thriving 11-18 Academy which opened in September 2015. Standards of behaviour, attendance and achievement are exceptionally high. Our mission is to create an outstanding organisation that inspires learners founded on the principles of educational excellence, character development and community service. Standards of behaviour, attendance and achievement are exceptionally high and teachers benefit from an innovative and comprehensive professional development programme.

Eden Girls’ School is part of a highly successful family of schools, run by Star Academies. The school was judged as outstanding by Ofsted in all categories in May 2018.    

Who are Star Academies?

Star Academies is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust that runs both faith-based and non-faith primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. All of our new schools inspected to date have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED and two of our secondary schools were ranked 1 and 3 in the 2016 and 2017 national ‘Progress 8’ league tables.  

Star Academies is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. You can apply for this post by visiting the link provided and filling in the associated application form. CVs will not be accepted for  this post.

All potential applicants are welcome to contact Nathan Colman, Recruitment and Talent Manager, on 0330 313 9832 if they would like an informal and confidential discussion regarding the role. 

To arrange a visit to the school, please email Bea Williams, School Business Manager:

Closing Date: Sunday 24 March 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 4 April 2019

Safeguarding Statement

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory clearances, including references, DBS checks, health clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

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More about Eden Girls, Slough
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 183-187 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1753 351010
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Eden Girls’ School, Slough is an 11-18 Muslim faith based girls’ secondary school.  The school opened in 2015.  Like all Star schools, “Leadership” is our specialism.

Our aim at Eden Girls is to unlock the potential of every student in our ...