This job expired on 30 November 2023

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time In line with Leadership Group responsibility. Part time 'We're happy to talk flexible working'

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L12 - L16 £61,882 - £68,400 (or Bucks Pay Scale quivalent)

Pay scale

L12 - L16 or BPS10 or 11 for non-teaching staff

Additional allowances

We offer excellent teaching and leadership development. All staff have access to our EAP, and we were awarded the Mind Index Gold Award in 2022-2023.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Assistant Headteacher to join the Leadership Group within our outstanding girls' grammar school, to work closely with the Headteacher in inspiring staff and students to fulfil their potential. Applications from suitably qualified teaching and non-teaching candidates are welcome.

Wycombe High School has a long history of providing high quality education for girls. We match the very best of the school's traditions with an ambitious vision, mission and strong core values. This means, we are constantly developing and evolving our curriculum and facilities. Never complacent, we strive to further build on our reputation as one of the best schools nationally and internationally. In summary, at Wycombe High, We Look Beyond.

We are passionate about single sex education and the extraordinary benefits it brings our students. We are proud of the excellent teaching, care and guidance we offer, along with excellent facilities and the wide range of opportunities in and beyond the classroom. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, trustees, parents and visitors to the school to share this commitment.

Our examination results are outstanding, and our students go on to take up a range of excellent university, apprenticeships or employment opportunities. Students are exceptionally well prepared to make choices about their future, whether that is higher education, training or employment.

The Assistant Headteacher vacancy has arisen following the departure of two well-established Senior Leaders to exciting new opportunities. The role be a part of the Leadership Group structure which comprises the following:


•2 x Deputy Headteachers

•2 x Assistant Headteacher (inc. Head of Sixth Form)

•Associate Assistant Headteacher, SENDCo

•Director of Finance and Resources

Principal areas of responsibility will be decided in consultation with the successful candidate following the interview process.

What the school offers its staff

Employee Assistance Programme

Extremely generous employer pension contributions

Voted the Sunday Times 'secondary school of the year' in 2023

Mind Wellbeing Gold Award winners in 2022-23

Cycle to work scheme

Onsite subsidised yoga

Staff gym facilities

Free car parking

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Wycombe High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1322 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter
(Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully)

Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action.

Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society.

All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same.

As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

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