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Executive Headteacher Windsor Learning Partnership

Windsor Learning Partnership is an innovative, forward-thinking multi-academy Trust. To reflect the Trust’s ambitions and continued progress, we are looking to appoint an experienced leader to this newly created position – the Executive Headteacher role – who will oversee Windsor Girls’ School and Windsor Boys' School, and be the Director of Secondary Education.

  • Location: Windsor
  • Salary: L35 - L39
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 4th March

Who we are

The Windsor Learning Partnership has been fostering a collaborative educational community since our establishment in March 2015. Our commitment is to provide an exceptional educational experience for all local students, with a focus on cooperation, innovation and shared leadership.

We believe in enhancing learning opportunities, elevating teaching standards, and ensuring each child fulfils their potential. Common values of ambition, creativity, inclusivity, care, resilience, and respect guide our governance, leadership, curriculum, pastoral care, and parental engagement. Together, we strive to create a collaborative, coherent, and inclusive educational approach, spanning ages 2 to 18.

Our mission is to place students at the heart of everything we do, offering inspiring experiences, better life chances, and the skills for successful careers and community participation. As a collective, we uphold these values, foster professional development, and ensure the effective use of public funds.

About the role

As we enter the next phase of our development, we now seek an Executive Headteacher to join our executive leadership team. The Executive Headteacher will help lead the strategic direction of Windsor Learning Partnership, with a focus on curriculum design, stakeholder management, and organisational growth. You will lead the development of our teaching and learning frameworks, strengthening our cross-organisational culture and driving a culture of continual educational improvement in both settings.

The successful candidate will navigate governance intricacies, champion data-driven decision-making, and promote community engagement. You will coordinate our formal school reviews and be a key figure in our conversations with DfE and local authority, and lead our School Improvement across the Secondary sector.

As Executive Headteacher, you will ensure that behaviour and attitudes to learning remain at the highest possible standard and create a positive and developmental working environment for all of

our staff. You will be a key member of both schools’ governance and foster effective working relationships with both of our school’s boards, The Executive Headteacher will work closely with the current leadership team and our vision is that this role will grow with the Trust, and eventually transition into a Director of Education, with an influence over the future direction of the Trust.

Who we are looking for

We seek a leader with a proven track record in educational leadership, stakeholder management, and curriculum development. The Executive Headteacher should come with a QTS and have had a career in teaching and learning settings.

We are open to the school background that you come from, but ideally from the Secondary Sector, you should come with demonstrable success in improving school outcomes or maintaining excellence in your school. Whilst multi-site leadership is not essential, the desire to take the next step in your career and drive standards across schools is preferred. The ideal candidate will inspire staff, address immediate challenges and drive long-term improvements. Experience in managing a diverse team, collaborating with stakeholders beyond the Trust, and navigating cultural shifts is crucial.

Our schools play a key role in our community, so being outward-facing and being able to manage flourishing relationships with all external stakeholders, from parents and carers to local and regional sports clubs is key. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to embrace collaborative and innovative approaches, fostering a positive and open culture.

Package and benefits

The successful candidate will receive a competitive package, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, and enjoy benefits aligned with the Trust’s commitment to professional development and well-being.

Peridot Partners and the Windsor Learning Partnership are, together, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and our client expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references before any final offer can be made.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Eddie Caviezel Cox | eddiec@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 920768

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Eddie Caviezel Cox

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Welcome from the CEO

Dear Colleague,

Thank you so much for taking an interest in this new and exciting position within our Trust. I sincerely hope that you will find this website helpful and encourage you to apply. I genuinely believe this is a fantastic opponent for an experienced headteacher to join a MAT and grow their career in an expanding principled local partnership of schools.

Windsor Learning Partnership has been growing in Windsor for nine years and is seeking to expand within the region in both secondary and primary phases. We pride ourselves on being collaborative and developmental, providing inclusive education for all children. We involve parents and the community in our work, and we listen and respond to stakeholders. Happiness and well-being are important to us and are a key element of success and pupil progress. The magic ingredient of our Trust is its relationships, and I am tremendously proud of the energy, care for others and imagination that characterises our schools and the people in them.

The role of the Executive Head of the upper schools is a natural development of the ongoing work across both of our upper schools to develop their quality and increase opportunities for all our young people. Both popular sixth forms have grown together and yet still have even more potential to become the best in the region. As strategic head of Windsor Girls’, an expanding and innovative school, there is a real opportunity to shape its future with its talented staff and aspirational students. This new post also incorporates a fledgling director of secondary education role across the MAT, which will inevitably grow as the MAT grows.

The successful candidate will work with a highly engaged and motivated team of school leaders and governors and will be part of the central team within the trust, experiencing first-hand how a MAT runs, contributing to its strategic planning and taking direct responsibility for educational standards and creating improvements. It is a very good time to be joining our Trust and the right candidate will find this opportunity challenging and rewarding.

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Henderson
CEO, Windsor Learning Partnership

About the Windsor Learning Partnership

Windsor Learning Partnership is the multi-academy trust for students in Windsor. They are a community of five collaborative academies where students are at the heart of everything they do. They drive outstanding outcomes for students, enhancing their learning opportunities and social mobility.

The Trust was founded in March 2015 through the coming together of The Windsor Boys’ School and Windsor Girls’ School in a multi-academy trust.  Dedworth Green First School and Dedworth Middle Junior School joined the Trust in May 2016 and Clewer Green CE First School joined more recently in April 2020. With the addition of a CE school, the Windsor Learning Partnership became a mixed multi-academy trust.

Windsor Learning Partnership believes in:

  • Students being at the heart of everything they do.
  • Enhancing the learning opportunities and aspirations of all their students.
  • Driving up standards of teaching and levels of student achievement, through dynamic leadership, innovative teaching and inspired learning for all.
  • Taking an open and collaborative approach to building a successful community of schools in the local area.

For students, this means:

  • Helping them achieve their aspirational targets through excellent teaching and a stimulating, safe and inclusive environment.
  • Providing them with an inspiring all-round educational experience that will give them better life chances, personal fulfilment, recognition and confidence.
  • Guiding and supporting them on routes through to a successful career at all stages of life.
  • Helping them develop the skills, interests and aptitudes to be a valued member of the wider community.

For academies, Headteachers, teachers, support staff, governors and the wider community, this means:

  • Building a collaborative and coherent approach to inclusive education in the Windsor area from ages 2 to 18.
  • Strengthening the transition between the learning stages and school phases.
  • Encouraging an approach of earned autonomy, enabling schools to share in the support and challenge of the collective Windsor Learning Partnership group combined with the freedom to develop their individual ethos suited to the needs of their school’s community.
  • Providing outstanding professional development, leadership and career opportunities tailored to local needs.
  • Ensuring the effective use of public money, seeking synergies and efficiencies across the schools.

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

    Eddie Caviezel Cox | eddiec@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 920768

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 4th March 2024
    First stage interviews: Thursday 14th March 2024
    Final stage interviews: Thursday 21st March 2024

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