Assistant Headteacher

Whitmore High School, Harrow, HA2 0AD

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership Pay Scale 16 (£64,514) to Leadership Pay Scale 20 £70,713 (full-time equivalent)

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Are you an inspirational leader with a proven track record of success at middle or senior management? Are you passionate about leading in an innovative and forward thinking school?

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Assistant Headteacher to join our Leadership Team and drive forward the vision for our school.

The successful candidate will:
• Work to ensure excellent outcomes and provision across all areas and key stages of the school
• Support in the development and communication of the school’s vision and ethos, policies, systems, organisation and processes
• Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice
• Provide strategic and operational leadership of key areas of the school’s activities
• Line manage linked middle leaders, overseeing the quality of provision in linked departments and year groups, ensuring regular and systematic reviews provide early identification of strengths/weaknesses and effective interventions as required
• Establish a culture of sharing good practice throughout the school and with other schools/organisations to secure excellent outcomes for all
• Develop a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum that meets the needs of all students
• Maintain high standards of behaviour and engagement and provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all students and staff
• Champion and support the progress and personal development of vulnerable, disadvantaged and underachieving groups of students
• Build and maintain positive working relationships among all members of the school community
• Assist as required in ensuring the school meets all statutory safeguarding requirements and safeguarding provision reflects best practice

Additional allowances

• Staff are supportive and collaborative
• We serve a diverse and supportive local community who value education
• State of the art building with well-equipped classrooms, excellent resources and modern facilities
• You’ll be working in an OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ school
• Exceptional and wide-ranging CPD opportunities
• Staff Wellbeing group who promote a healthy work life balance and arrange activities such as weekly staff yoga, on-site massage, weekly fruit, breakfast boxes, well-being garden, book club with free Kindle loan
• Free annual flu jab, free use of the on-site gym, Cycle to Work tax free bike scheme

Applying for the job

To apply via the application form, please click on the link below which will take you to the school website.

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About Whitmore High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1713 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Please view our school website for further details on the school. OFSTED graded outstanding in all areas and commented “Students have outstanding attitudes to learning and take pride in their work”. Our students are happy, well behaved and make excellent progress.

Whitmore High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and all staff are expected to share this commitment. A copy of our child protection policy can be found on the school website. All appointments are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and pre-employment checks. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, this post is listed as an exempted employment. You therefore need to reveal all spent convictions during the recruitment and vetting process.

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