This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Start date details

    01 January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£70,836.00 - £79,856.00 Annually (Actual)

Vice Principal job summary

As a result of the growth of Walton High, we are seeking to appoint a forward-thinking and inspirational colleague to join our Senior Leadership Team from January 2024.

The new Vice Principal will be instrumental in the strategic leadership, management and further development of the school.

Walton High opened in 1999 with 120 Year 8 students.  Since then the school has grown significantly and now has over 2,000 students on roll, including 300+ Post 16.  The school has an excellent reputation and is consistently oversubscribed.  

In November 2016, Walton High expanded onto a second campus at Brooklands which is only two and half miles from the original Walnut Tree Campus.  Each campus now has over 1,500 students in Years 7-11 and a considerable Post-16.

The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the school to create a common vision, being instrumental in making Walton High a truly exceptional place to learn and work.

The person will be an excellent leader who is ready for a new challenge; they will also be keen to make a difference for all students in a truly comprehensive setting.  They will be an engaging, visible leader, one who will win the respect of staff, students and parents.  The person appointed will be able to demonstrate strategic leadership and management skills and have the drive and ambition to take Walton High through its next stage of development.  Above all the person will be energetic, resilient and good humoured.

In return, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to join a dedicated and experienced Senior Leadership team who, together with the Governing Body, will provide them with outstanding professional support.  They will help lead and shape a supportive and dedicated team of teachers and support staff who take great pride in their work, constantly seek new opportunities to develop their expertise and always put the academic and pastoral wellbeing of those within their care as their primary focus. Use of Academy Facilities (Including  a Gym and onsite Car parking), Weekly Boot Camp sessions. Teachers Pension Scheme, Benenden Health membership.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school prior to applying for the post (or a confidential discussion, please contact the Trust’s HR Manager, Gavin Walsh, at hr@mket.org.uk.  

Interview s to be held w/c  Wednesday 11 October 2023.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and follow safer recruitment practices. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Commitment to safeguarding

MKET is committed to ensuring that all our children and young people are safe and feel safe; that children, parents and carers, and staff are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to; and that all staff and volunteers are aware of and implement safeguarding procedures and guidance, including what to do if they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or at risk of, harm. We expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment.
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About Walton High

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
2990 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Walton High opened in September 1999 with 120 Year 8 students on its Walnut Tree campus. Since then it has grown year-on-year to become one of Milton Keynes' most successful and popular schools. It has been a privilege to be part of the school’s history. From its very beginning the school’s educational ethos has been rooted in the belief that an excellent education ignites a lifelong desire for learning; that it not only provides a young person with the skills and attributes needed to make a living and contribute positively to society, but also enables them to live happy and fulfilled lives.
In November 2016 the school entered the next phase of its development with the opening of its Brooklands Campus. By 2022 both campuses will have approximately 1500 students on roll, including Post-16.

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