Assistant Head for Getting Life Ready and Remarkable Community, Beaconsfield

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Beaconsfield High SchoolBeaconsfield

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10-L14
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a strong track record of leading on whole school initiatives who can demonstrate a positive impact on the future progress of our students within the wider curriculum and tutor time as well as a strong interest in the skills that students need to be prepared for their future life.  

Beaconsfield High School wishes to broaden the skills of the Leadership Team by appointing an inspirational and dynamic experienced Assistant Head who will focus on our Getting Life Ready, Well-being and community aspects of this remarkable community –for both staff and students. You will play a key role in the leadership of our successful and ambitious school.

We want to recruit someone who is passionate about the skills of life that help support well-being and proactively focuses on the development, sharing and monitoring of best practice across the school in order to promote high levels of progress for all students so that they reach their full potential. As an Assistant Head and part of the Leadership Team, you will work in partnership with the Governing Body and contribute to the shared vision for the strategic development of Beaconsfield High School to ensure a “happy, high achieving community”for all of our community. You will help bring even more life to tutor time, study skills, growing trainee teachers and many other key aspects of our school.

As an extremely successful, outstanding selective school, we would welcome applications from candidates with experience of different learning environments. We are looking for someone with a passion for making learning exciting, memorable and challenging for the most able whilst recognising that a strong foundation for regular progress is far more important than just attainment. We believe in academic success but we also believe that this is most effective when students understand that we care about their wellbeing and happiness to ensure that success.  

We can boast wonderful students with a thirst for learning and a desire to embrace leadership. Our students want to work with you always and as a result the outcomes are very high. Last year our 6th formers did so well we were ranked as the best 6th Form in Buckinghamshire. Because we care for and about our students and because our outstanding staff deserve fresh and interesting knowledge, we are keen to improve pedagogy, raise our understanding of new ways to improve progress and excite our staff and tutors further with successful strategies. 

The successful candidate will:

  • be a graduate with qualified teacher status;
  • have held a senior middle leadership or leadership role and supported whole school improvement;
  • combine resilience and determination with an ability to inspire, innovate and motivate colleagues and students;
  • have knowledge of the powerful impact of the wider curriculum on personal development;
  • have the ability to teach at a ‘good’ or better level consistently.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Beaconsfield High School which:

  • is a high performing 11-18 selective girls’ school
  • has a team of specialist and committed teachers and a highly effective SEN team
  • is committed to improving teaching and learning across the school
  • is committed to the induction and professional development of staff
  • is a happy, successful and high achieving school with a genuine sense of community.

To arrange a visit, or for additional information, please contact Jo Barnes barnes-j@beaconsfieldhigh.bucks.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: 9.00am, Tuesday 22 May 2018

Interviews: Thursday 24 May 2018

Beaconsfield High School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all of its students and staff. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified teachers regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1RR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 673043
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