Headteacher – The Blue School, Isleworth TW7 6RQ

Date posted: 8th Jan 2024 Closing date: 22nd Jan 2024 Borough: Hounslow Position: Headteacher
Interview Date: 7th Feb 2024 Salary: Outer London L18 - 24 (£75,478 - £85,965) (Group 3 school) School: The Blue School


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The Blue School, North Street, Isleworth TW7 6RQ



Salary: L18-L24 Leadership Outer London (£75,478 – £85,965) (Group 3 school)

Start date: Summer 2024

The Blue School Church of England Voluntary-Aided Primary School is a vibrant and exciting school located in Isleworth, west London. It is a school where children and staff thrive, where every member of our community is valued and where innovation, initiative and creativity are actively encouraged. Our mission statement: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Col 3:17) is at the heart of everything we do.

Our current Headteacher will retire at the end of the 2024 Summer Term and the Governing Board is looking to recruit an experienced and committed leader who has the skills to build upon our current strengths and the vision to develop our education provision into its next phase.

As one of the oldest Church of England schools in the country (established in 1630), we remain proud of our heritage and of our continual achievement in being a place of excellent learning for all and by all.

What we offer 

  • A dedicated and talented team of staff, and wider community, committed to continually raising standards of teaching and learning with a strong sense of commitment to the school, its vision, and its children
  • Happy, engaged, confident and enthusiastic pupils, with bright and enquiring minds
  • A strong Christian ethos; strong sense of family and community
  • Engaged and involved parents
  • A dedicated and highly-skilled Governing Board fully supportive of the life of the school
  • A positive active, day-to-day relationship with local clergy
  • Exceptional continuing professional development opportunities

We are looking for 

  • An outstanding leader who embraces Christian values and will fully support the strong Christian ethos of the school
  • A strategic and creative thinker with enthusiasm, drive and a passion for the education of all
  • An individual with a strong and proven commitment and a clear determination to embed inclusion and diversity in the visible and hidden curriculum
  • An excellent communicator who works inclusively with all staff, governors, pupils, parents and the wider community
  • An inspirational leader committed to promoting an inclusive and aspirational school culture.
  • An individual of high standards and expectations and a commitment to maintain and develop these through continuous school improvement.
  • A forward thinker able to operate in a challenging, exciting and evolving educational landscape

Visits to the school by prospective candidates are strongly encouraged. Please contact Mrs Jennalise Kassanis (Office Manager) office@theblueschool.com to arrange an appointment on one of the following dates: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th January 2024.

Please find the application pack here

Please apply using the LDBS application form here 

 Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd January 2024 at 10am

Interview date: 7th February 2024

 Please submit your completed application form and supporting statement by email to: Yvette Mayers, Strategic HR Lead for Schools and Children’s and Adult Services at the London Borough of Hounslow via Yvette.Mayers@hounslow.gov.uk

For further information about our school please visit: www.theblueschool.com

The Blue School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  This post is subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community. We particularly welcome applications from those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME) backgrounds with the relevant skills and experience.