Assistant Head (VI Form) Preston Manor School, Wembley, Middlesex

Job description

Assistant Headteacher (VI Form)
Inner London Leadership Pay Scale L12 – L16

One Year Fixed Term Contract from January 2020 – December 2020

The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents.

We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 – 19 years. Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with students.

We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning.

We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We are driven in our aims and ambitions and aspire to continue to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. At Preston Manor we celebrate diversity and equality of opportunity, which is reflected in our high staff-retention rates and the successes of our student population.

This opportunity has arisen through movement in the Senior Leadership Team, as well as a maternity cover. The governors have agreed to a one year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension depending on movement within the senior team. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, committed and innovative professional to join the effective and forward-looking Upper School leadership team at our secondary provision. We need a leader with strong Sixth Form Leadership experience at Assistant Head level and a vision for excellent, inclusive education.

This is a perfect opportunity for a candidate who will be seeking to lead our sixth form to the next stage of excellence. The successful applicant will have a proven record of successful Sixth Form leadership at Assistant Head level. They will be expected to work as part of our senior team in the Upper School and will have full responsibility in leading and improving our provision, as well as outcomes, at KS5. They will also take on the wider responsibilities of an Assistant Headteacher. The specific brief will be negotiated on appointment.

You will:
● have a passion for teaching and learning
● be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas
● be an excellent practitioner
● lead by example and act as a strong role model to students and staff
● have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students
● be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills
● have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student progress through own practice
● be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school
● have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff
● be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress

We offer:
• opportunity to work across the education phases
● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students
● a friendly and supportive team of teachers
● well-resourced facilities
● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
● a commitment to professional development, including an excellent CPD programme including NQT induction and Teach First training

The school is situated within walking distance of the world famous, Wembley Stadium, which offers easy access to newly created facilities including the London Designer Outlet.

The school benefits from excellent transport links via public transport and is located a short walk from both Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations. Central London locations are accessible within 20 minutes from the school.

The school is also easily accessible from main roads including the M25, M1, M40, A40 and A406.

The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.

Student quotes:

"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’

‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

For further information and an application pack, email or download from website

Anyone wishing to visit the school please contact Elaine Georghiades, Head’s PA, on 020 8385 4041 or to book a visit.

Closing Date: noon Wednesday 16th October 2019
Interview Date: w/c 28th October 2019

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who complete in full the application form. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Application Form but may be included with the Application Form.

The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• Good degree
• Clear evidence of continuing professional development
• Safer Recruitment in Education

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• Good degree
• Clear evidence of continuing professional development
• Safer Recruitment in Education

Essential skills and experience

Clear evidence of
• Successfully leadership of a sixth form
• successful Middle Leadership
• successful experience leading a team
• developing other middle leaders
• successful teaching at examination level
• raising student achievement
• motivating and manage students in large numbers and individually
• holding others to account and appropriately challenging underperformance
• line-management / performance management of other staff
• communicating effectively with parents, governors and outside bodies
Ability to
• lead whole school developments by securing trust of stakeholders
• assess and promote students' progress in a variety of ways including strategic planning to raise standards
• lead and motivate teams, acting as a ‘critical friend’
• monitor performance and address areas of concern
• research and write clear concise reports
• demonstrate good interpersonal skills and communication skills even under pressure

About Preston Manor School

An All-through Co-operative School

Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA
All Through
Preston Manor School website (opens in a new window)