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Minet Nursery and Infant SchoolHillingdon

Are you a motivated Deputy Headteacher looking for your first Headship, or a current successful Headteacher looking for a new challenge? If so, we would love for you to join the Minet Nursery and Infant School family at an exciting time in our school journey!

Position Title: Headteacher 

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent Contract

School Group Size: Group 3 – Outer London

Salary: £65,921 - £70,713 per annum inclusive of Outer London Weighting (L17 – L20)

Start Date: September 2021

Minet Nursery and Infant School situated in Hayes, in the southern part of the West London Borough of Hillingdon has an exciting opportunity for an experienced school leader; either a current Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher, to join the team. To be successful, you must have experience in either the Primary or Infant Phase(s). 

At our most recent Ofsted Inspection (April 2018) it was judged that the school “continues to be Good” however, we are determined to build upon our successes and strive to become an Outstanding beacon of excellence in the local community. The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader, ready to work with our already strong team to deliver the schools aims and ensure the very best outcomes for all our pupils. In Summer 2021, our school building will also undergo a major refurbishment, which will involve staff and students utilising temporary (on-site) classrooms while the works take place. A leader with experience in change management is therefore especially welcome. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be an existing Headteacher or an aspiring Deputy Headteacher looking for a first Headship. To be successful in your application you will already have proven experience in managing whole school responsibilities; as well as the ability to: 

  • Think strategically to build upon, and continue our school vision of excellence, including setting and managing ambitious and challenging targets for pupils and staff. 
  • Analyse school performance and financial data to challenge underperformance, identify improvement strategies and opportunities for developing and recognising excellence.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including pupils, parents, the wider community, and external stakeholders.
  • Exemplify the ethos, values, and vision of our school for all members of the school community. 

In return, we can offer the successful candidate a dedicated, highly engaged, and supportive Governing Board and staff team as well as an exciting new challenge to lead our school on its continuing journey towards excellence, including the oversight of our planned refurbishment works. Our school is in the heart of the large, urban town of Hayes and boasts excellent links to the M4, M40 and M25 motorways as well as the Crossrail links at Hayes and Harlington Station. 

If you are interested in this position and would like more information, we invite you to review the candidate information pack, which includes the Job Description and Person Specification. 

To enquire further about this role; please contact Joe Impey at Crinkle Recruitment by emailing or calling 01895 717 088. As we are unable to arrange a school visit, you can speak directly to our Chair of Governors. 

How to apply: Please complete the online application form, providing as much detail as possible. Your personal statement should be no longer than two sides of A4 and must reference the criteria we have outlined in the job description and person specification as well as your motivations for applying. Early applications are encouraged, and CV’s alone will not be accepted. We will also not accept applications from recruitment agencies. 

Closing Date: Sunday 18 April 2021 at 23:59

Shortlisting will take place on the week commencing Monday 19 April. We will endeavour to inform all candidates about the outcome of their application as soon as possible. 

Interview and Assessment Dates: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in remotely administered assessments on Tuesday 27 April and attend an interview / further in-school assessments on Wednesday 28 April. 

The interview and assessment process will involve tasks and assessments designed to test the shortlisted candidates’ ability in specific areas related to school leadership and the Headship of our school. Full details will be provided to those candidates who are shortlisted. Minet Nursery and Infant School 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, Barred List Check, pre-employment medical questionnaire, satisfactory reference checks and other pre-employment checks.

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