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  • Start date details

    01/01/2024 (or sooner)

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 April 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L30 - L33

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to recruit an inspirational and talented Headteacher to lead our Outstanding, World Class rated 11-18 Secondary School in the Midlands. This is an exciting time to join us, so if this sounds like the opportunity for you, we can't wait to receive your application!

The job description and person specification pack set out our expectations for the role and are within the attached information. Our expectations are high, as you would expect for a role of this magnitude.

Our Trust

Higham Lane School is part of the Central England Academy Trust. The Trust is currently made up of Higham Lane School, Oak Wood Primary School and Oak Wood Secondary School. A new Secondary Free School, Higham Lane North Academy is due to open in September 2025.

Higham Lane School is a large 11-18 Secondary School with approximately 1,430 pupils on roll.

How to Apply

Please complete the attached Application Form, as well as the Equality Details Form, that you will also find on the School’s website (www.highamlaneschool.co.uk)and email them to jobs@highamlaneschool.co.uk,indicating in the message title the post you are applying for.

Dates: The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Monday 5th June with selection activities and interviews for shortlisted candidates planned for 12th and 13th June 2023.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact George Smith, CEO, on 024 76740901.

What the school offers its staff

At Central England Academy Trust, our staff are our most precious resource. Our offer to staff includes: -

  • Excellent continuous professional development;
  • Bespoke training and support from the Trust team to meet your needs;
  • A generous defined benefit pension scheme;
  • We provide a supportive Employee Assistance Programme; and
  • Employee benefits scheme.

Further details about the role

Please note our clear expectations regarding personal and professional conduct of staff and the safeguarding of students:

  • To have total regard for the need to safeguards students' wellbeing, in accordance with statutory provisions.
  • To have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality.
  • To have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will also be taken through the School's vetting procedure. Higham Lane School is also strongly committed to protecting personal data. Our Privacy Notice, which can be found under the GDPR section on the School website, describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.

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About Higham Lane School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
024 76388123

Higham Lane is a large, 11-18 comprehensive academy, set on an attractive site on the Warwickshire-Leicestershire border, easily accessible due to excellent road, train and bus connections.
Achievement in all its forms: artistic, academic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual is equally valued in our diverse five-year, knowledge-rich curriculum. We were extremely pleased to have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2019, one of only a small number of schools in England to have achieved the highest rating that year. We are enormously proud to have performed in the top 20% (yes that’s top 20%!) of schools in England for student progress at GCSE in 2019. (As you are aware, schools have not published results for 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic). We are also delighted to have achieved impressive A level results in our high-performing Sixth Form. Our progress figures indicate that our teaching and learning and student behaviour and engagement are excellent! We are also delighted that the Department for Education has given us permission to open a new secondary Free School, Higham Lane North Academy, within the next few years after we have formed a new Multi Academy Trust. In July 2021, we were granted World Class Schools status, one of a very small number of schools to achieve this.

Our school has a strong ethos based on mutual respect between students and staff and very clear expectations regarding students’ effort and behaviour. We enjoy an excellent reputation with parents/carers and are always over-subscribed. You will find a happy, caring and purposeful environment at Higham Lane. Students get on exceptionally well, both with each other and with our staff, who take pride in working here. Our students are encouraged to do their very best in every aspect of their lives and to reach the highest standards, irrespective of their ability. We encourage them to “Be the best you can be!”

At Higham Lane, our staff are our most precious resource. We are committed to offering you:
• excellent continuous professional development
• reduced workload
• behaviour for learning that empowers teachers to teach and students to learn
• a range of imaginative approaches to ensure staff wellbeing.

We offer an Employee Assistance Programme, providing practical and emotional support. In addition, we have an Employee Benefits Scheme, offering discounts on everyday essentials.

Arranging a visit to Higham Lane School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@highamlaneschool.co.uk.

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