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Becoming a headteacher

Although you no longer require a qualification to become a headteacher, many aspiring UK heads still choose to take the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). You will need extensive experience as a teacher with extra responsibilities managing school-wide programmes.

Job of the week

Principal

Milestone Academy, Kent

Expiring soon

Due to the retirement of the current postholder, Milestone Academy has a rare and truly fantastic opportunity for an exceptional Principal to lead Milestone on the next stage of its remarkable journey.

Salary: Highly competitive (negotiable) + performance bonus + private health care
Apply by 25 Jan 2021 Job start: September 2021

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Unicorn School, Richmond upon...

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The King John School, Essex

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This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational Headteacher who...

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Sunbury Manor School, Surrey

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Sunbury Manor is a highly inclusive, mixed 11-16 standalone academy located in an...

Salary: Undisclosed
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Beacon View Primary Academy...

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his is an excellent opportunity to build on your previous experience and lead Beacon...

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Parkside Middle School...

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Queen's College Taunton, Somerset

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The Board of Governors of Queen’s College Taunton is seeking to appoint an ambitious...

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Kent College, Pembury, Kent

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Apply by 12 Feb 2021 Job start: January 2022

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Doha College, Qatar

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Lead the primary phase of the world’s first High Performance Learning accredited...

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Marden Primary Academy, Kent

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We are now recruiting for the Principal for Marden Primary Academy; a truly rare...

Salary: Highly competitive plus performance bonus and private health care
Apply by 18 Feb 2021 Job start: September...

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Hartsbourne Primary School...

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We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a talented individual to join us as...

Salary: L12 - L16 Leadership scale (Fringe area)
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Sherborne School, Dorset

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Sherborne Preparatory School seeks an outstanding Head to provide strong strategic...

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Apply by 11 Feb 2021 Job start: September...

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Glenthorne High School, Sutton

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A unique opportunity for an inspirational Headteacher to lead our 'Outstanding'...

Salary: Leadership
Apply by 8 Feb 2021 Job start: September...

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Cedars Manor School, Harrow

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The Governors of Cedars Manor Primary School are looking to recruit a Headteacher...

Salary: Salary range £67,496 - £77,643 (L18 – L24 Outer London)
Apply by 8 Feb 2021 Job start: September...

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St Mary's Catholic Primary...

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This vacancy arises upon the retirement of our long-serving Headteacher, Helena...

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Ormiston Denes Academy, Suffolk

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A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at Ormiston Denes Academy. We have...

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Kings Heath Primary School...

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Kings Heath Primary School is an inclusive, three form entry, Local Authority...

Salary: L21 - L27
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Reddam House Berkshire, Wokingham

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Reddam House Berkshire is a contemporary, co-educational independent school that...

Salary: Undisclosed
Apply by 12 Feb 2021

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St Luke's Primary School...

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St Luke’s Primary is a three form entry community school, which sits at the heart of...

Salary: L24b - L30
Apply by 28 Feb 2021 Job start: September...