Headteacher, Kingston upon Thames

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Alexandra SchoolKingston upon Thames

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - 23 (£63,930 - £71,836) depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Our Headteacher is retiring. We need an amazing person to lead our fantastic school!

Alexandra is a great place to go to school, we love learning here and feel safe and valued.  Our school has two classes in each year group and has grown from a Nursery and Infant School to a Primary School up to Year 5.  We are very near Richmond Park in North Kingston and have recently had new school buildings and play areas.

We are looking for an enterprising and inspirational Headteacher who has: 

  • A strong vision for an inclusive and nurturing school in which well-being is fostered 
  • A passion for developing children’s love of learning
  • A commitment to a broad, rich and inspiring curriculum
  • High aspirations and expectations to raise achievement for all
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with children and adults
  • The ability to inspire and motivate others and create a dynamic team
  • The ability to build capacity, effect change and drive development 
  • The ability to be an innovative, imaginative forward thinking leader 

We can offer you:

  • An inclusive, thriving and welcoming school with an excellent local reputation
  • Children who are highly motivated, positive learners, who take pride in their school and have a strong sense of belonging
  • An enthusiastic, dedicated and collaborative staff team
  • A highly positive partnership with parents and carers
  • A proactive and committed Governing Body
  • Secure financial management
  • Attractive, new and refurbished premises with excellent facilities
  • An extensive range of extra-curricular and extended school provision
  • Strong local partnerships and networking opportunities with other schools 
  • A high performing and very supportive Local Authority
  • The opportunity to complete our transition from an ‘outstanding’ Nursery and Infant School to a highly successful all through Primary School 

If you are passionate about education, making a difference and enabling a school to be continuously improving, Alexandra School would welcome your application and will offer you an enriching and rewarding Headship. 

Visits to the School are warmly encouraged. Please contact Sarah Walters at the school office on 020 8546 7176 or email office@axi.rbksch.org to arrange an informal visit to the school.

Please complete the attached application form. Cv's will not be considered.


Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 23rd January, 2019 
Interviews: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February, 2019

Safeguarding Statement

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 10 years
Address: Alexandra Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6SE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 546 7176
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