Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, West Midlands, WS4 2AE

This job expired on 24 January 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 January 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 December 2021

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Competitive Salary on STPCD Leadership Scale (Group 6 School)

Headteacher job summary

Queen Mary's High School, our Ofsted outstanding (October 2021) selective girls’ grammar school is looking for an inspiring leader to maintain our legacy of providing a high quality education for all of the young people in our close knit and family oriented community. We require a leader who will recognise and nurture success whilst seeking ways to improve further, both within the school and through the collaboration afforded within our unique and diverse Multi Academy Trust. This role is that of substantive Headteacher at Queen Mary’s High School, with possible executive leadership opportunities for school improvement across our Trust depending on the knowledge, skills and experience of the successful candidate. If you are the successful candidate, you will demonstrate a commitment to our shared values and ethos, and you will lead the development of an innovative and progressive team who are motivated by improving the life chances of our students. Our Offer • A brilliant staff team committed to doing their very best to improve teaching and learning across the school • An amazing and diverse school community drawn from across the area who will challenge and inspire you every day • 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 each other and we work better when we are working together) • Support for your ongoing continuing professional development • Never a dull moment; we never stand still, with new challenges and opportunities within an ambitious, forward thinking team You will: • Be ambitious and charismatic • Be well respected for your authenticity of character • Lead by example and be passionate about constantly driving improvement with flair and imagination • Be committed to a distributed leadership model and make your leadership style responsive to those being led, coaching and growing your team • Have an acute understanding of curriculum and how to develop it • Have experience of leading curriculum, teaching and learning practices that have delivered an impressive impact on securing exceptional student outcomes • Share our passion and belief that our students deserve only the best • Be keen to work collaboratively with peers across the Trust • Be prepared to lead from the front with strong communication and team building skills • Be committed to the education and life chances of vulnerable and disadvantaged students • Be capable of effective strategic business planning and budget management • Be positive (you will love your job) The Mercian Trust School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As these posts involve working in regulated activity unsupervised with children all post-holders are subject to a satisfactory pre-employment checks including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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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
893 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01922 211388

Queen Mary’s High School is an 11 to 18 selective girls’ grammar school with around 890 students. This number is set to rise to in excess of 990 in 2025 due to an increase in PAN from 120 to 150 in 2019. There are a small number of male students in the sixth form.

Since the school’s successful bid for funding from the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF), it has been able to increase its PAN and to engage in outreach to the local community with the aim of increasing the number of local disadvantaged children being admitted to the school. This, together with the inclusion of a lower qualifying score for disadvantaged local children, has resulted in the average percentage of disadvantaged students admitted to the school in Years 7-9 being 28% with the aim of this rising to 30% for the whole school over time.

Located in the heart of Walsall, Queen Mary’s High School has been educating young women since it was founded in 1893. We are a busy, friendly and energetic school with a distinctive family-oriented ethos, a positive culture and an ambition for success. We draw our students from a wide area including Walsall, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Staffordshire.

A building project is underway which will provide five additional teaching spaces as well as an additional science laboratory. On a compact site, space is at a premium and additional teaching rooms have been provided through the creative use of current areas.

Our aim is to enable each student to achieve excellence in all aspects of their life and in order to achieve this we:
• Provide opportunities for each students to achieve the highest possible standards
• Inspire a love of learning for its own sake
• Foster self-esteem and sensitivity to the needs of others
• Develop an appreciation of our cultural heritage
• Equip each student to take a responsible place in society

Queen Mary’s High School is seeking a Headteacher who will not be satisfied just to maintain its Outstanding judgment, but seek to improve further, ensuring that every aspect of the school’s provision meets the exacting standards that are described in the latest inspection framework.

Arranging a visit to Queen Mary's High School

To speak to the CEO about this post and/or arrange a school visit, please contact
Lin Koo, Executive PA to the CEO on 01922 211388 Ext. 1211

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