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Deputy Headteacher - Inclusion and Pastoral Care

Park High SchoolHarrow

Salary: Group 7: Outer London L22-26 (£74,091 to L26 £81,372)

After 27 years of excellent service to our school community our current deputy headteacher for pastoral matters will be retiring at the end of this academic year. We are therefore seeking to appoint an inspirational leader who has the skills, vision and commitment to build on our strengths and aspirations that our young people are the best that they can be; that they leave us well prepared to be citizens of the world having made themselves, their families and their communities proud of all they have achieved. 

Park High School is a hugely-inclusive, coeducational, comprehensive converter academy, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in its last two inspections, in 2009 and 2013. We are an SSAT school and a strategic partner in the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance. With 1540+ students, including around 200 in the sixth form, the school is well regarded by the community it serves and typically has three applications for every available place in Year 7.

We have been described by our students as a ‘large school with a small school feel’. We provide a welcoming, calm and safe environment in which all can go about the business of teaching and learning. Staff in every area of the school, whatever their role, are kind, and entirely focussed on making sure that every child makes the most of the opportunities offered to them. Safeguarding and child protection practices are exemplary; attendance rates are well above average; and visitors to the school frequently comment upon the harmonious, multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of our community.

The taught curriculum we offer is broad and balance with a three-year key stage three. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities is available and constantly being added to, a combination of student request and staff willingness to share their additional skills. School-based learning is enriched with links to Kings College London’s Brilliant Club, close links with colleges in Oxford and Cambridge Universities and our recent partnership with the Forest School. In addition, we host a range of authors, poets and drama companies including the Young Shakespeare Company. 

This is only a sample of our lovely school. If you would like an informal conversation with the Headteacher, Colette O’Dwyer, or to arrange a visit prior to submitting an application please contact Sunita Chotalia, Executive Assistant to the Headteacher, who will make the arrangements to suit you. Her email address is

An application pack can be downloaded from the school website where more detail of what our school has to offer can be found - or apply on line. 

The closing date for applications is 11 am on 25th February 2021. Interviews will take place on 3rd and 4th March.

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