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Queen's Park High SchoolCheshire West and Chester

Queen’s Park High School (QPHS) is an ambitious, forward thinking and inclusive 11-18 school in the centre of Chester with around 600 students. The current Headteacher is moving into a central Trust role and Governors are looking to appoint a new Headteacher with the vision, creativity and skill set to build on the school’s many strengths and one who shares the school’s ambition that its students’ aspirations and futures are highly successful and prosperous.

QPHS is proud of its positive and caring ethos and has made significant improvements in recent years resulting in improving academic results and increased student numbers. Last year it received its first inspection as an academy and was judged to be Good with Inspectors recognising the high expectations, the calm and welcoming atmosphere across the school as well as the strength of the relationships between staff and students. This has been achieved by a committed and enthusiastic staff team uniting behind the vision of ‘Inspiring Individuals, Empowering Minds and Defining Futures’ and a collective determination to secure the best possible outcomes for all of its young people.

Governors recognise there is still much to do including delivering further improvements and greater consistency in academic outcomes, developing the 6th form to ensure it is able to meet a wide range of needs and aspirations and providing a continued focus on the pastoral needs of all students so that they can thrive both within and beyond the classroom. The new Headteacher must also share this ambition, bring their own ideas, and provide the strategic and collegiate leadership that will lead the school to an even more successful future.

QPHS is part of The Learning Trust along with Christleton High School and Chester International School. Each of the Headteachers are accountable directly to their Local Governing Body and have considerable autonomy in all aspects of leading and managing their schools. Monthly Trust meetings are held between the CEO, Headteachers and Trust Directors of Improvement and Development. The Trust is constantly evolving, working together to promote the best interests of all its students and the new Headteacher will have a significant role to play in that, whilst also having the support of experienced colleagues.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join at an exciting time for the school. If you are an inspiring and empowering senior leader in a secondary setting, this role offers an outstanding opportunity to lead the future development of QPHS.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record of sustained improvement and be passionate about improving students’ life chances through the provision of the highest quality of education. Whilst displaying compassion, you will work with colleagues to identify innovative ways to continually improve performance, together with the focussed leadership to ensure successful outcomes are reached.

You will have a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude that will engage and inspire students, staff and the wider community. Above all you will ensure that the students, their learning and developing their potential remains at the heart of all decisions.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, to arrange a visit or to make an application, please contact Martin Blair at Hays Leadership Appointments.

T: 07736 791138 E:


Closing date – 8am, Monday 15th March

Interviews – 24th and 25th March

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check 

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