4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Outer London Pay Scale L14-L18

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to offer inspirational and exceptional leaders and practitioners the opportunity of applying for one of two Assistant Headteacher posts at Park High. The opportunities have arisen due to the successful promotion of two members of the senior team. The subsequent restructure means that exact responsibilities of the successful candidates will be decided following recruitment. We are expecting each post to sit with either the Curriculum Deputy Headteacher or the Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion and Pastoral Care. We are looking for candidates who have skills, knowledge and experience in some of the following areas:

Teaching and Learning (including remote learning)
Behaviour and pastoral care (including student wellbeing)
Curriculum (including timetabling and super curriculum)

We are seeking to appoint colleagues who will help us build on our strengths and aspirations for our young people. We want them to be the very best that they can be that they leave us well prepared to be citizens of the world having made themselves, their families and their communities proud of all they have achieved.

Applying for the job

More details of what our school has to offer can be found on the school website www.parkhighstanmore.org.uk.

The completed application form, along with a short statement in support of your application should be sent to Sharon Malone, HR Officer, s.malone@parkhighstanmore.org.uk by the closing date of 12 May 2021 at 12 Noon.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1503 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 8952 2803

About Park High School

We promote high achievement in a learning community.

We provide a stimulating and caring environment so that all members of the school can grow in knowledge, skills, understanding and character and achieve to the best of their ability.

We have a strong sense of purpose. We encourage our students to be enthusiastic about learning and positive about the future; to have high self-esteem and be confident and successful in what they do; to have understanding and respect for others; to have the ability and desire to further their own development and contribute to the society in which we live.

We believe in equality of opportunity and in celebrating success of all kinds.
These are our school principles.

Park High School is a 11-18 co-educational and multi-ethnic comprehensive school which became an academy on 31 August 2011. We are ambitious for our students and staff and, as a result, the school has shown continuous year-on-year improvement. In the 2001 report of the Chief Inspector for Schools we were mentioned as a particularly successful school with an outstanding inspection report and excellent performance in both national tests and public examinations. We became a Beacon School in September 2001 and a Technology College in September 2002. In July 2003 we became one of the first Leading Edge Schools. In January 2005 we achieved Healthy School status which was re-awarded in 2009. Our 2006 Ofsted inspection report described us as a ‘very effective school’ and in both our January 2009 inspection, and in May 2013, the school was judged to be outstanding. In early 2014 we were designated a National Teaching School. Our designation as a National Teaching School is in recognition of our investment in all our staff and students and, if you join us, you will benefit from all that our alliance can offer in terms of support and career development.

Our roll is now just under 1600 and the school is one of the most heavily oversubscribed in Harrow. The vast majority of our students live very close to the school. There are close to 120 teachers and almost 70 support staff. Our Sixth Form opened in September 2007 and Harrow LA introduced Year 7 to all its secondary community schools in 2010, accompanied by some new buildings.

Student achievement at the school is high across a wide range of measurable outcomes. A variety of data show that we are consistently good at ‘adding value’, including post-16, and the drive for higher standards is built into the work of the school. Staying on rates into tertiary education are high, amongst the highest in the country. There is substantial involvement and success in both artistic and sporting activity. Our students are encouraged to take on considerable responsibility and consequently are frequently commented upon as mature and purposeful.

A particularly important focus for us is that of learning to learn, developing more effective habits of mind. Our aim is to build successfully on the research about how young people learn and to build this into our teaching. There has been significant professional development in this area, and the response from staff and students has been very positive. This is a long term project, with the aim being that our students and staff know as much about how young people learn as those in any school, anywhere. A visiting HMI at the school commented that our students are able to articulate their learning at an unexpectedly high level of sophistication.

Arranging a visit to Park High School

If you would like an informal conversation or to arrange a visit prior to submitting an application, social distancing rules will apply, please do not hesitate to contact Sunita Chotalia, Executive Assistant to the Headteacher, who will make the arrangements to suit you. Her email address is schotalia.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk or you can call her on 0208 952 2803.

School location

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, HA7 1PL

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