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Assistant Headteacher

Ruislip High SchoolHillingdon


SALARY: Leadership Scale (L13-L17) Outer London

Required for September 2021 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint an enthusiastic and highly effective Assistant Headteacher to join the Senior Leadership Team and take on a number of specific areas of responsibility within the school. The areas of responsibility will be decided based on the strengths of the new senior leadership team. 

The successful applicant will:

  • have a track record of success as a middle/senior leader;
  • have a good understanding of current educational developments; 
  • be an excellent and ambitious classroom teacher;
  • have a proven and demonstrable track record of success at GCSE and/or Key Stage 5;
  • have the highest expectations of students;
  • have an enthusiastic and positive approach within and beyond the classroom; 
  • have energy, integrity and the ability to work as part of a successful team.

Ruislip High School is an outstanding, oversubscribed, 11-18, mixed comprehensive school with over one thousand students on roll and we are currently undergoing an exciting phase of expansion, including a recently opened brand new sixth form centre. We obtain excellent results: our summer 2019 GCSE results place the school in the top 25% of schools nationally; at A Level, 22% of all grades were A*/A grades and 7% of the cohort attained straight A*/A grades. 

In joining Ruislip High School you can expect to work in an environment that focuses on teachers improving, rather than proving, their practice; where teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do; and where all staff work as a community to support our students to fulfil their potential in line with our school’s motto: from grass roots to reaching for the sky. 

Why work at Ruislip High School?

Students and staff treat each other with respect. They share high aspirations which are realised through high expectations of everyone.  

The school has a comprehensive professional development programme tailored to individual needs, from NQT to middle and senior leadership; new staff are supported and guided by highly skilled and experienced colleagues, and by partners in external organisations. 

Staff have a range of opportunities to collaborate and develop their career within the Vanguard Learning Trust.

Staff are afforded many benefits and rewards as part of the Vanguard Learning Trust’s entitlement package for staff.

There are excellent transport links with central London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire. 

An application form can be downloaded from the school’s website where all information about this post and the school can be obtained.  

Applications should be returned to Justine O’Driscoll, HR Manager, Ruislip High School, Sidmouth Drive, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0BY or via email to

Potential applicants are always impressed when they visit our school. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are planned to take place on site subject to public health advice. Candidates will have an opportunity to take a tour of the school as part of the interview process. Should you have any questions, or wish to have an informal discussion about the role, you are welcome to contact Justine O’Driscoll to arrange to speak to the headteacher or a deputy headteacher.

CLOSING DATE: 19th April 2021 at 10:00am 

INTERVIEW DATE: The interview process will take place over two days on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April 2021.  Further shortlisting may take place after day one.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.

Ruislip High School is an equal opportunities employer

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