Headteacher, Barnet

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East Barnet SchoolBarnet

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L32 – L38 on the Outer London Leadership Scale Additional points available dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

 1400 on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form


East Barnet is a thriving 11-19 comprehensive stand-alone academy which serves its local community. The school was rebuilt in 2010 and provides a wonderful environment for learning and extracurricular activities. It is very popular and highly over-subscribed. While it was judged ‘good’ by Ofsted, those who know it consider the school to be outstanding in many respects. Indeed, East Barnet has been cited as an example of best practice in a number of Ofsted and other national reports.

The successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership that recognises and builds on the school’s many strengths, while identifying and rigorously addressing aspects of school performance that could be even better. They, with the support and backing of governors, will promote an outstanding educational experience that will equip all students to be successful learners and citizens; confident, independent and well prepared for the next stages in their education, training or chosen career. In so doing, they will ensure that teaching is reflective and developmental, that the curriculum is rich and vibrant, and that students attend and behave well because they subscribe to the school’s “I want to learn” philosophy.

The new headteacher will provide dynamic leadership, while nurturing the capacity of middle and senior leaders to develop their roles as a coherent and united team. They will work with governors, parents and other stakeholders to ensure that the interests, welfare and success of students are at the heart of the school’s actions.

Our most recent Ofsted report said, “Leaders and Governors at East Barnet School rightly have regard to national changes in education, examinations and performance tables but are not driven by them.” The new headteacher will have the freedom to challenge the expected norms; to push at the boundaries of convention; and so deliver innovations which amaze, motivate, challenge and enthuse both students and staff to excel. 

Application packs are available on our website www.eastbarnetschool.com 

We would be very pleased to arrange a visit to the school in advance of application or interview. Please contact our clerk to governors, Renata Bryant, at rbryant@eastbarnetschool.com to arrange this.

Interviews will take place:  Week beginning Monday, 18th June 2018

East Barnet School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will undergo checks with previous employers and will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about East Barnet School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chestnut Grove, East Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8344 2100
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East Barnet School first opened in 1937, but has only had four Headteachers in its 76 years of operation. We now have a state of the art modern building which opened in September 2010 and was designed in close consultation with staff and students to...