Headteacher Sir Herbert Leon Academy, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Job description

Are you a remarkable leader that wants more?
More opportunity to lead our academy to success and inspire our children to choose a REMARKABLE LIFE.
NOR: 619
Age range: 11-19

Sir Herbert Leon Academy is a requires improvement school and there is work to do. Situated in an area of high deprivation next to the Lakes Estate in Bletchley, the school mirrors many of the issues that you might find in an inner-city school and deserves the energy and passion that a truly excellent headteacher will bring to it. We are seeking a leader with an intolerance of mediocrity, someone who is relentless in the application of their high standards and tenacious follow-through.

Our Executive Director for Sir Herbert Leon Academy joined in March 2019 and was previously responsible for the phenomenal turnaround at Harris Academy, Battersea. With his support, this role will be a career defining opportunity for an experienced Leader who has a proven track record in school improvement. The level of support you receive will depend on your previous experience. It is absolutely the case that the successful candidate will have the freedom to build a school commensurate with their own values and, in doing so, build a school that will change the lives of those in the community.

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. In joining us, you will join our fight to ensure a rapid turnaround and ensure that our students go on to lead remarkable lives.

Sir Herbert Leon 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.

Find out by calling Tanya Bentham, Head of Talent on 020 3947 5689 or email: recruitment@academiesenterprisetrust.org.

Closing date: Monday 17 February 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (Sir Herbert Leon Academy) and Friday 28 February 2020 (London)

Essential educational requirements

We welcome applications from both experienced Headteachers and from candidates currently working within a school leadership team who are looking to take their first headship appointment.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Demonstrate drive and energy to inspire our school in a warm and caring manner

About Sir Herbert Leon Academy

Fern Grove, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 3HQ
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