QMHS – Headteacher

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)

How to apply

Please check that you meet the person specification before applying for this post.

Complete the Online Application Form (TES Jobs).
https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/headteacher-queen-mary-s-high-school-1540783?preview=1

Please submit a supporting statement / document no longer than 3 sides of A4 outlining the following:    

  • How your recent and relevant experience has prepared you to be successful in this post.    
  • How the impact you have had in your career to date is an appropriate foundation for you to undertake this role.

Please note – your ability to communicate a wide range of information with appropriate examples and evidence clearly and concisely in your supporting statement will be assessed as part of the shortlisting process.


Safer Recruitment

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.