Headteacher, Merton

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Rutlish SchoolMerton

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L33 to L39 (Inner London pay scale)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are keen to appoint an exceptional school leader to guide a talented and experienced group of staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our students.  Whether you are a Deputy aspiring to such a role, or an existing Headteacher, you will need to be ambitious and student focused with a track record of successfully leading significant areas of your school.  Your natural approach will be to work with and through others. We are looking for an individual who is committed to academic excellence while advancing equality and overcoming disadvantage.  

Our School has a strong tradition and outstanding potential.  As a Voluntary Controlled boys’ school, we are proud of our history and links with the local community, while accepting these links could be developed further.  Currently we have just under 1,200 students in year groups 7-11 and in a soft partnership with Ricards Lodge High School, a mixed sixth form of 300.  Our intake has become academically more able in recent years as we have attracted more local students. It has a culturally diverse and mixed ability intake - half our students have English as an additional language and we have a good number of SEN-K and pupil premium students. 

We have achieved much in the last few years and this has led to improved progress levels and academic achievement that culminated in an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement in 2017.  Key to our success and commented on by Ofsted was student behaviour which was described as “impeccable”.

Whilst standards are high, there is still more to do and we continue to be ambitious for further improvement.  We are looking for a Headteacher who fully supports our philosophy where every student is encouraged to excel in whatever area – academic, sport, arts or creative disciplines.  We look for a good balance between development of our students and exam success that will equip our students to play a full part in society in their later lives. We are keen for our students to be encouraged to pursue their interests rather than just being pushed down narrow paths to enhance performance table scores.

If you feel you have the skills and expertise to lead us to further success, then do contact our advising consultants.  Further information can be found at www.pentir.com/rutlish. For a confidential discussion please call our advising consultants Tom Atkins (07879 435232) or Mike Phillips (07830 313915) at Pentir. 

Closing date: 14th January 2019



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Watery Lane, Merton Park, London, SW20 9AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8542 1212
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Rutlish School is a voluntary-controlled secondary boys' school based in Merton, south-west London, for students aged 11-18. 

Co-Headteachers

Ms Heather Ford & Mr Kevin Curran


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