Leadership Range L14 – 20 £56,169 - £64,915 (according to experience & negotiable for an exceptional candidate) including outer fringe allowance.

Full time, required for September 2019

The Governors of Great Missenden C of E Combined School and the Great Learners Trustees are looking to appoint an innovative and resourceful candidate to the position of Headteacher.

The role:
We are seeking a highly motivated Headteacher who has the passion, skills and experience to lead this outstanding school in its next phase of development. We are looking for someone who is an inspirational leader, with excellent interpersonal, communication, team building and organisational skills.

You will have:

  • High expectations of children and all in the school community
  • A growth mindset – committed to personal growth and reflection
  • An understanding that your staff are your most valuable resource
  • A commitment to promoting the aims and values of this Church of England school
  • A proven track record of securing exceptional progress and attainment through coaching, mentoring, thinking skills and metacognitive strategies
  • An enthusiasm for working in partnership with other schools

Our School and Trust:
The vision of Great Missenden C of E Combined School and the Great Learners Trust is that all children in our community of schools are provided with outstanding educational opportunities. Our purpose is the best education for all children, regardless of their starting points, their individual learning needs, their level of disadvantage or advantage, their family background or their beliefs.

We aim for:

  • Challenge for All – Growth Mindset in action
  • Outstanding progress
  • Unforgettable Learning Experiences

We believe that every child can be a great learner — it is our job to make that happen. 

Great Missenden C of E Combined School offers you:

  • A popular and over-subscribed school situated in idyllic grounds with supportive parents, established links with the founding Church of St Peter and St Paul and a welcoming local community
  • Enthusiastic, respectful and curious children who respond well to an imaginative and stimulating curriculum
  • A committed staff who collaborate both within the school and across the MAT and embrace the challenge to develop learning and thinking skills
  • A dedicated and supportive Local Governing Board and Trustee Board 

This opportunity:
If you are a leader who enjoys working with a high-energy committed team, this role will give you the scope and challenge to take the next step in your career. Great Missenden School is a National Support School, and the originator school of the Great Learners Trust. The Trust is a unique, forward-thinking collaborative partnership of 4 local schools in Buckinghamshire, due to grow to 7 schools by September 2019. 

If you have initiative, constructive enthusiasm, a thorough understanding of how to maximise learning and the drive to make a contribution to the collaborative leadership of our Trust schools then we would be delighted to hear from you.

About you:
You will have experience of school senior leadership, and evidence of relevant and recent leadership research/CPD. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning, premises and resource management and risk assessment.

How to apply:
Visits are warmly welcomed to tour the school and discuss the role. To arrange an appointment, or request an application pack, please contact Rozalyn Thomson, GLT Director rozalyn.thomson@greatlearnerstrust.co.uk 

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 18th April 2019.
Interviews: 25th and 26th April 2019.
Start date: 1st September 2019.

Application forms should be emailed to: rozalyn.thomson@greatlearnerstrust.co.uk 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Full references and an enhanced DBS check will be sought from the successful candidate. 

Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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