Headteacher, Hillingdon

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Oak Farm Schools FederationHillingdon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £59,833 - £80,272 (Competitive salary in line with Outer London Headteacher Group 4)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic senior leader who can develop and articulate a vision of excellence for our federation?

Salary: Competitive salary in line with Outer London Headteacher Group 4 (£59,833 - £80,272)

Start Date: September 2020

Contract: Permanent 

Formed in September 2019 from the federation of Oak Farm Nursery and Infant & Oak Farm Junior Schools, The Oak Farm Federation is now at an exciting time in our development as we look to appoint an outstanding individual to take on the leadership of our schools, building upon our successes to deliver a vision of excellence. 

Our highly regarded schools which are based in the heart of the London Borough of Hillingdon share a vision; reflective of the communities that we serve, that aims to enable our pupils to achieve the best possible outcomes and continue to thrive as they move through their educational journey. Our building which has been improved and maintained to reflect the needs of our pupils is shared between our two schools & has excellent links to the local urban centres of Uxbridge and Harrow & is easily commutable from the M40, M25 and London Underground. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be an existing Headteacher who has proven experience of leading whole school responsibilities across the primary age range. You will also;

  • Be able to think strategically and clearly communicate a vision of excellence that sets high standards for every pupil;
  • Know how to proficiently collect, interpret and evaluate school data in order to develop a highlight and build upon school strengths as well as providing insight into areas for greater development;
  • Demonstrate the ability to embrace and enable change in a manner which exemplifies the qualities, vision and ethos of our school. 

In return we can offer the successful candidate: 

  • A highly supportive Federation Governing Board; 
  • A staff team who share the vision for our school and are committed to delivering the very best education for our pupils; 
  • The opportunity to help shape our federation into a beacon of excellence. 

If you are interested in applying for this position, we invite you to review the candidate information pack and strongly encourage you to visit the schools on one of the following dates where you will be offered a full tour:

  • Wednesday 12 February, 
  • Thursday 13 February, 
  • Friday 14 February. 

To arrange a school visit on an alternative date, or for further information about this role, please contact Joe Impey at Crinkle Recruitment by emailing joe.impey@schoolshr.net or calling 01895 717088.

When applying, please ensure you complete an electronic application form with a personal statement no longer than two sides of A4.  Your personal statement must address the criteria outlined in the Person Specification. CVs and/or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. 

Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2020 at 17:00

Shortlisting Dates: Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Interview and Assessment Dates: Tuesday 10 March – candidates who are successful on the first day will be invited to take part in the second day (Wednesday 11 March). 

The interview and assessment process will involve several tasks to test the shortlisted candidates’ ability in specific areas related to school leadership. Full details will be provided to those candidates who are shortlisted. Psychometric Assessments will also be used as a part of the assessment process.

The Oak Farm Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory reference checks and other pre-employment checks.

More about Oak Farm Schools Federation
Type: English Primary Schools
Address: Windsor Avenue, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 9PD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1895 238812
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