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Vice Principal

Walton HighMilton Keynes

Vice Principal

As a result of the growth of Walton High, we are seeking to appoint a forward-thinking and inspirational colleague to join our Senior Leadership Team from September 2021.

The new Vice Principal will be instrumental in the strategic leadership, management and further development of the school.

Walton High opened in 1999 with 120 Year 8 students.  Since then the school has grown significantly and now has over 2,000 students on roll, including 300+ Post 16.  The school has an excellent reputation and is consistently oversubscribed.

In November 2016, Walton High expanded onto a second campus at Brooklands that is two and half miles away from the original Walnut Tree Campus.  The Brooklands campus opened with 270 students across Years 7 – 9 and now has over 1,000 students in Years 7 – 11 and a small Post-16 which will grow year-on-year.

By 2024, both campuses will each have 1,500 students, including 250+ Post-16.

The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the school to create a common vision, being instrumental in making Walton High a truly exceptional place to learn and work.

The successful candidate will be an excellent leader who is ready for a new challenge; they will also be keen to make a difference for all students in a truly comprehensive setting.  S/he will be an engaging, visible leader, one who will win the respect of staff, students and parents.  The person appointed will be able to demonstrate strategic leadership and management skills and have the drive and ambition to take Walton High through its next stage of development.  Above all the person will be energetic, resilient and good humoured.

In return, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to join a dedicated and experienced Senior Leadership team who, together with the Governing Body, will provide them with outstanding professional support.  They will help lead and shape a supportive and dedicated team of teachers and support staff who take great pride in their work, constantly seek new opportunities to develop their expertise and always put the academic and pastoral wellbeing of those within their care as their primary focus.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school prior to applying for the post (Covid-19 restrictions permitting), or a confidential discussion, please contact the Trust’s HR Manager, Gina Thomas, at hr@mket.org.uk.

Completed application forms and supporting letters should be sent to hr@mket.org.uk by noon on 19 April 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 26 April 2021.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and follow safer recruitment practices. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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