L33 – L39 (Outer London)

The Trustees of The Bentley Wood Trust seek to appoint a Headteacher of Bentley Wood High School, following the announcement that Dr Janice Howkins OBE will step down at the end of this year after sixteen years’ outstanding leadership.

At Bentley Wood High School for Girls we are proud of our excellent record of academic achievement within our safe, caring yet stimulating environment where pupils learn happily and well.   We are a vibrant, inclusive community with high aspirations for all our girls, both academically and in the development of well-rounded and engaged students who achieve their full personal potential.

The school is oversubscribed and we have expanded to eight-forms of entry, and we also have a large, successful sixth form.  The school was judged Outstanding in 2012 and has continued to go from strength to strength. We are proud that Bentley Wood High School’s students achieve exceptional results and gain places at a range of prestigious universities.

We are looking for an inspirational Headteacher, who has the strategic vision and ambition to continue the school’s successful journey and who will provide exemplary leadership, which will positively impact upon our students’ achievements, character development and well- being. The Headteacher will promote the school’s culture, vision and values by ensuring the highest standards and expectations in teaching and learning, behaviour and management, community engagement and resource management.

As part of a multi-academy trust, the Headteacher will need to work at a strategic level across the Trust and with all stakeholders.

Located on the greenbelt in Stanmore, and set in 27 acres of woodland and fields, Bentley Wood High School has one of the best sites in London, providing an exceptional learning environment.

Tours of the school are strongly encouraged, and you are also welcome to arrange a discussion with a Trustee. Please contact Dr Janice Howkins OBE, via jhowkins@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk, to arrange a tour / discussion or for any further information. Tours are offered on 19th April 12pm-3.30pm, 22nd April from 08.30am-1pm and 25th April 08.30am-1pm.

To apply, please submit your completed application form together with a 2-page personal statement outlining your suitability for this role, what you would bring to Bentley Wood and how your skills and experience match the demands of the post to leadershiprecruitment@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk

Note: The job you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and are not subject to disclosure to employers on DBS certificates and cannot be taken into account.

If you are invited to interview you will be required to complete a “Disclosure of Criminal Record” form and bring the completed form to interview.

The School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and safeguarding checks will be undertaken prior to appointment.  This role involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and all staff have safeguarding responsibilities.

Vacancy closing date:  Midday on 22nd April 2022; selection days 4th and 5th May 2022