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  • Application deadline

    20 April 2021 at 1:36 pm

  • Date listed

    7 April 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£68536 - £75466 per annum

Job summary

Head of School - Wishmore Cross Academy
Salary: L20-L24, £68,536-£75,466, (the salary is negotiable for an exceptional candidate) plus a relocation package (onsite accommodation is available if required)
Start date: September 2021
Location: Chobham, Woking, Surrey
NOR: 74
Age range: 9-16

Are you a remarkable leader that wants more?

More opportunity to inspire our children to choose a REMARKABLE LIFE.

This is an excellent opportunity for a leader looking to combine the experience of running a school with the benefit of working as part of a national trust. You will be joining the leading inclusive educational trust in the country - one where you have more opportunities to forge your own path, where your work is truly valued and where you will receive the recognition and rewards to motivate you to build on your achievements.

AET has led the way in the response to the covid pandemic, with children at the centre. Investment in IT equipment for our most deprived learners and high quality virtual learning for all meant education continued. Robust risk procedures were followed to keep our children and staff safe and we shared best practice to support each other. Using what we've learned over the last few years, we now have an extraordinarily ambitious vision of a new model of education for the future to be rolled out over the next few years.

To arrange a school visit or to find out more, call Tanya Bentham, Head of Talent on 0203 947 5689 or email: or contact Tom Nutley, Recruitment Consultant, Tes on 07767 001965 or email:
Closing date: Monday 19 April 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Co-headship, job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

Candidate Information Brochure - Wishmore Cross.pdf

Employee benefits

negotiable plus relocation pkg + accomm.

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
59 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 16
Ofsted report
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About Wishmore Cross Academy

Wishmore Cross Academy is a special school for young people all of whom have an EHCP identifying social, emotional and mental health difficulties as their primary need. Wishmore Cross Academy is part of a family of schools brought together by one common vision and passionate belief that each and every child can lead a remarkable life. An excellent education transforms lives and every pupil who attends one of our schools is given the support, care and opportunity they need to flourish. Whether you are an experienced Head of School seeking a new challenge or a senior leader working towards your first headship, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to take our School forward. Which is where you come in!

The Academy is situated in Chobham, Surrey and draws pupils from a range of backgrounds, both urban and rural, across Surrey and also neighbouring LEAs.
Our academy is on a journey of improvement. Under its current executive and interim leadership the academy has moved forward and green shoots are starting to show but there is still work to do. We are looking for an experienced leader who can build on the good work completed so far. You will have a passion for school improvement and be able to lead and support a creative approach to learning. If you are driven, resilient and relish a challenge this is the right opportunity for you.

School location

Alpha Road, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8NE

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