Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 December 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    15 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Leadership Scale L33 - L39, £92,624 - £107,239 per annum

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher to continue to lead and inspire our outstanding girls’ grammar school staff and students, to fulfil their potential. The Headteacher is accountable to the Wycombe High School Academies Trust (hereafter 'the Trust') for ensuring the success of Wycombe High School. The Headteacher will:
- Drive and evolve the School’s ethos and strategic direction together with the Trust Board and through consultation with the school community
-Effectively oversee and continuously review systems process and policies to drive exceptional efficiency and effective ways of working
- Identify problems and barriers to school effectiveness, and develop strategies for school improvement that are realistic, timely and suited to the School’s values
-Ensure all strategic solutions are effectively implemented with clear communications for staff and pupils
- Monitor progress towards achieving the School’s aims and objectives, effectively challenging the management team and adjusting pace and actions as required
- Allocate financial resources both appropriately and efficiently
- Uphold the Nolan Principles of public sector duty
- Uphold public trust in school leader-ship and maintain high standards of ethics, behaviour and professional conduct
- Build positive and respectful relation-ships across the school community
- Passionately serve in the best interests of the school’s pupils

Additional allowances

This salary is a guideline and is negotiable for the right candidate.
We can also provide a relocation package for the right candidate.
All staff have access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme, which gives free 24/7 confidential counselling or advice.
MIND Wellbeing Index Gold Award winners 2020-2021

Applying for the job

Please apply via the Wycombe High School website.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1303 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter
(Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully)

Courageously:
Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action.

Faithfully:
Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society.

Joyfully:
All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same.

As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

Arranging a visit to Wycombe High School

Please contact Maggie Brookling (HR Manager) on 01494 897329 or via email on mbrookling@whs.bucks.sch.uk to arrange a visit to the school prior to application

School location

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB

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