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  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive Salary on STPCD Leadership Scale (Group 6 School)

What skills and experience we're looking for

As headteacher you will carry out duties in line with the conditions of employment as set out in the current School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document, the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers and the Trust’s policies and procedures.

You will, amongst other things

  • Provide overall strategic leadership and, with others, lead, develop and support the school’s strategic direction, vision, values and priorities.
  • Focus on developing exceptional teaching practice throughout the school in order to raise attainment in KS4 and KS5 – and for vulnerable groups (disadvantaged students and students with SEND).
  • Through a commitment to the distribution of leadership enhance and develop the leadership skills of staff at all levels.
  • Lead, manage and develop the staff, including appraising and managing performance with proper regard for their well-being and legitimate expectations, including the expectation of a healthy balance between work and other commitments.
  • Maintain and promote positive internal and external professional relationships.
  • Make an active contribution to leading the Trust as part of our Trust Strategic Board.

What the school offers its staff

  • A superb staff team committed to doing their absolute best for all in our school community.
  • Support from our Trust central teams and other schools in our Trust to ensure you have the tools to deliver success (our schools are all located close to one another, and we work better when we are working together).
  • A wealth of support for your ongoing continuing professional development, including a Trust-wide programme for leaders drawing on expertise from across the Mercian Trust and external professional coaches.
  • A comprehensive employee assistance and staff benefits package including simplyhealth (cash-back health plan and 24:7 video call and telephone access to GP and counselling), salary sacrifice schemes including our new Electric Car scheme, and discounts portal (ranging from gym membership to discount cards and vouchers for online and high street retailers).
  • There will never be a dull moment; we never stand still, every day offers new challenges and opportunities within an ambitious, forward-thinking team.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding at QMHS. Our school’s aims and vision statement very clearly states that we strive to ensure that the individual needs of all our highly able students are met. At QMHS and across the Mercian Trust we recognise that the emotional wellbeing and positive mental health of all members of the community is integral to our continued success. We have built and continue to strengthen a community of support for all stakeholders which includes pupils, staff and parents/carers.
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About Queen Mary's High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
908 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01922 211388

Queen Mary’s High School is built upon a well established history of success, shaping exceptional young women for young adulthood. We are one of the top performing state schools in the country, consistently maintaining a high position nationally for GCSE and A Level outcomes. We were inspected by Ofsted in October 2022 and are proud to have been judged as Outstanding in all aspects of our provision. Today, there are more opportunities for young women to succeed in society than there have ever been before and we firmly believe that there is no limit to the personal, social and academic achievement that is possible for each and every one of our students. We are a school community passionate about learning and in cultivating an exceptional educational environment in which our young people are enabled to be the very best version of themselves. Our school community is one in which our students are expertly equipped with not only knowledge and understanding but the skills, the attributes and expertise to achieve their ambitions, and to fully realise their potential. Support, care, and guidance for each young person is at our core and the Queen Mary’s High School values of responsibility, honesty, integrity, respect and tolerance underpin all that we as a school community stand for. We ask that parents help us in supporting their child in demonstrating these values each day, in school, at home and online. Only through working together in partnership will we ensure that we are all, together, incredibly proud of their achievements, progress and growth.

Arranging a visit to Queen Mary's High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Lin.Koo@merciantrust.org.uk.

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