Experienced Deputy Head Preston Manor School, Wembley, Middlesex

Job description

Experienced Deputy Headteacher
Inner London Leadership L23 – L27
Start date negotiable

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. 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 secondary leadership experience at Deputy Head level and a vision for excellent, inclusive education.

This is a perfect opportunity for a candidate who will be seeking Headship within the next 2 years, but wants more experience in a second school before taking up a headship. The successful applicant will have a proven record of successful school leadership at Deputy Head level. They will be expected to work with the Head in leading our Upper School and will have the flexibility to complement the skills and experience of other team members.

They will be expected to build on existing excellent practice, as well as leading developments in several whole school areas such as Safeguarding, Learning & Teaching, Finance, Premises Strategy, Appraisal, Curriculum Design and Self Evaluation. 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 hradmin@preston-manor.com or download from website www.preston-manor.com

Anyone wishing to visit the school please contact Elaine Georghiades, Head’s PA, on 020 8385 4041 or e.georghiades@preston-manor.com to book a visit.

Closing Date: noon Wednesday 16th October 2019
Interview Dates: 30th and 31st 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
• successful experience as a Deputy Head in a secondary leadership team
• developing both middle and senior leaders
• successful teaching at examination level
• raising student achievement
• motivating and manage students in large numbers and individually
• successfully resolving challenging issues with a whole school impact
• holding others to account and challenging underperformance
• communicating effectively with parents, governors and outside bodies

Experience of
• working in multicultural environments
• leading both curriculum and student development teams
Ability to
• lead whole school developments by securing trust of stakeholders
• assess and promote students' progress in a variety of ways
• lead and motivate teams, acting as a ‘critical friend’
• monitor performance and address areas of concern
• research and write clear concise reports


About Preston Manor School

An All-through Co-operative School

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