Assistant Headteacher, Alperton, London

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Alperton Community SchoolAlperton, London

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Start date: Negotiable - Fixed term for 1 year in the first instance
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14 - L18 (£61,695 - £67,305) dependent on experience
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


We are a large, mixed, 11-18 academy with over 300 students in our sixth form. Due to our increased popularity as a school, we will expand our roll from 10 to 12 form entry in September 2018. Alperton Community School is proud to be an inclusive comprehensive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our most recent Ofsted rating in July 2016 recognised the school as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management. 

The school achieved its best ever set of GCSE results in 2017. The percentage of students achieving five good GCSEs (Grade 4+/A*-C) including English and maths has increased by 22% over the last four years and now stands at 64%. In 2016 and 2017 the school has been ranked in the top 5% of schools nationally for student progress at GCSE (Progress 8 = +0.51), and ranked in the top 1% for maths and the top 9% for English. The school has been graded in the highest category “well above average” in both 2016 and 2017 DfE Performance Tables. 

We are very fortunate to have opened a new school building in January 2017. The new building has 83 new classrooms with purpose-built specialist Drama, Music, Art and DT facilities, as well as 14 Science laboratories, 10 ICT rooms and new outdoor sports facilities. Every classroom has state of the art ICT facilities.

Alperton Community School is currently featuring in the media as one of our home-grown Art teachers, Andria Zafirakou, won the $1m Global Teacher Prize 2018. The school also won the TES Maths Department of the Year 2017 and is one of only 100 schools in the country to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence. 

The Role  

Due to the recent success of Andria Zafirakou in winning the Global Teacher Prize there is a need for increased capacity in the Leadership Team at Alperton Community School.  The successful candidate will be the whole school lead for Teaching & Learning and Professional Development.  We anticipate that Andria Zafirakou will have a number of commitments outside of school during the year, but she will also continue as Associate Deputy Headteacher and will line manage the successful candidate.  The successful candidate would line manage a number of departments and would also be an active member of the SLT at Alperton Community School and participate in whole school improvement planning, self-evaluation, student welfare and development, and contribute to the ethos and day to day management of the school.

The Person

You will be a passionate and caring practitioner who is committed to Teaching & Learning and Personal Development. This is an exceptional opportunity. It will offer the successful candidate a friendly, highly supportive and committed working environment within a culture of success and professional growth. 

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More about Alperton Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Upper-school site, Stanley Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8902 2038