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Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Candidate,

We are delighted that you are interested in joining our school.  Bentley Wood High School is an oversubscribed, inclusive, high achieving girls’ school for students aged 11 to 18.

Based on a 27-acre site in Stanmore, Harrow, Bentley Wood is a school where staff and students consistently deliver our vision of ‘Learning today: Leading tomorrow’.  We focus upon creating a safe, caring, stimulating environment where pupils learn happily and well; this philosophy, combined with our curriculum and high-quality teaching and learning, underpins our exceptional academic performance. We are proud of our success, and our culture keeps us focused upon exploring how we can achieve more for and with our staff and students in the future.

This is an outward looking school, working in close partnership with the other high schools in Harrow and beyond, and Bentley Wood hosts a collaborative staff and leadership development programme that developed through being a teaching school.   We are part of The Bentley Wood Trust, which is a multi-academy trust that also includes Alyward Primary School with whom we collaborate closely.

You will share our vision and passion for teaching and learning. You will be committed to excellence, inclusion, staff development, partnership working, and to creating an environment where all members of our community achieve well.

Bentley Wood High School is a supportive school.  All staff and students know that they are cared about and well supported, and have opportunities for professional growth and development within and beyond the school and the trust.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and successful candidates will be subject to safeguarding checks.  Our first step is to follow the safer recruitment practice set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.  Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence and will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record or provide information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.

This provides an insight into our school and trust, prospective candidates are invited to visit our school website for more information and welcome to visit our school in order to appreciate our special working environment.

We very much look forward to meeting you.

Ms Naseema Akbar