Headteacher, West London/Hillingdon

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Vyners SchoolWest London/Hillingdon

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Start date: 1 January 2018 or April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L31 - L37
Contract term: Permanent



L31 - L37 (£85,422 - £100,815) Starting point negotiable.

Vyners School, Warren Road, Ickenham, Middx,  UB10  8AB

The Directors of the Vyners Learning Trust wish to appoint an inspirational and visionary school leader with proven strategic leadership experience across the 11 to 18 age range in a high performing school.

Vyners is a very popular and oversubscribed, mixed six form entry, 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in a pleasant residential area in North West London, bordering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.  We have a track record of real success at all Key Stages and this led to us being invited to become a Leading Edge School in 2016. GCSE results are excellent and we are now consistently ranked in the top 100 non-selective state schools in England. In 2016 80% of students achieved A*- C including English and Maths at GCSE and we are ranked in the top 9% of all schools nationally for progress measures.  At A-Level, in 2016, the school achieved its best ever results and we are now ranked in the top 4% of all Sixth Forms in the country for progress measures. The school is the lead school in the Vyners Learning Trust which also includes a primary school and is one of the founding members of a new secondary Free school. The school has secured funding for a significant capital building programme that will include a new two-storey teaching block and artificial sports field with work scheduled to start this autumn. 

The current Headteacher has been promoted to a position of London Regional Leader within the PIXL organisation after successfully leading the development of the school from Satisfactory to the cusp of Outstanding in just over 5 years.  The Governors are now looking to appoint a new leader who will continue the school’s sustained improvement and lead its transition from a six to eight form entry intake in 2019. 

We want our new Headteacher to: 

• Have presence, high energy, integrity and inspirational leadership skills

• Provide a strong strategic vision for the school’s future

• Uphold and strengthen Vyners’ well-established ethos and culture

• Provide evidence of their impact as a senior leader on outcomes for students 

• Be committed to the continued  development of both students and staff

• Have high standards and expectations for all aspects of the school’s work 

• Lead the school from Ofsted ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ and beyond

• Lead the school through a new phase in its history   

You will be working with a highly motivated staff, an experienced, high performing Senior Leadership Team and supportive Governing Body to build on the success and ethos that the current Headteacher has successfully established. 

Start Date:                                1st January 2018 or April 2018 

Closing Date for Applications:     9 am – Tuesday 19th September 2017

Visits to School:                            11th, 12th and 15th September 2017 

Shortlisting:                                 Wednesday 20th September 2017

Interviews to be held:                 28th, 29th September and 2nd October 2017

Vyners School is committed to safeguarding all of its students.  All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.    

For full details of this post, an Application Form and further information please visit the vacancies section of our website: www.vyners.hillingdon.sch.uk.  Applications via email to recruitment@vynersschool.org.uk  (Frances Webb, HR Manager, Tel: 01895-200853).

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More about Vyners School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Warren Road, Ickenham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1895 234342
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Vyners School is a non-denominational, mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Ickenham, in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The school is named after Sir Robert Vyner, who was a Lord Mayor of London and lived nearby. It first opened its do...