Location London

Contract Permanent

Salary £108,500 - £119,950

Ref DH - HT - LDN

Required for Spring Term 2025

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and experienced school leader who has a clear vision for secondary education and leading a successful and positive school.

The successful candidate will oversee the following:

  • Inspire staff and students to raise existing high expectations, aspirations and achievements and continue to improve this high-quality, fully inclusive school
  • Have a successful record as a senior leader in secondary education and have experience of managing change
  • Sustain school improvement and ensure outstanding provision and outcomes for all students
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills within the school and the wider community
  • Work closely with partner schools to drive up standards of learning and opportunities for young people and further develop leadership skills in others and themselves

Potential candidates are asked to complete the application form via this site and submit a typed letter of no more than 2,000 words which addresses the person specification requirements.

Please ensure both the application form and letter are in Microsoft word format and submit to craig@devonshirehayes.com by the closing date of 9am on Wednesday 25th September 2024.

All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Please feel free to email any questions/queries before applying.

The school is required under law and guidance to check the criminal background of all employees. Decisions to appoint will be subject to consideration of an Enhanced Disclosure, including a Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance on whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website which can be accessed here:


Successful applicants will be required to complete a confidential medical questionnaire and may be required to undergo a medical examination.

The school may carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, which we may wish to explore with you at interview.

Closing date:   9am on Wednesday 25th September 2024

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