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Kings' School


Closing date: 10/07/2020 at 12:00

Interview dates: 14/09/2020

Job Start Date: January 2021

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary Details: The indicative pay range is set at £89,055 to £103,128 (LDR64 - LDR76)

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: Kings' School, Winchester

Job/Person Summary

Would you like to be the new headteacher for Kings’ school Winchester?


The school currently has 1717 pupils on roll and sits right in the heart of the local community. As the new headteacher you will be expected to enhance the school as well as continue the strong journey of improvement inspired by the current headteacher who is moving on to a fresh challenge.


You could be part of a school that is highly inclusive and a place where everyone works together, knowing that all human beings are equally and infinitely valuable and that they have equal rights and equal dignity. At King’s we promote respect, kindness and courtesy. We aim to enjoy our learning and to care for, and protect, every member of the school family. We respect high achievement, whatever form it takes.

You will occupy an influential position as the lead professional in the school and as such you will be a significant role model within the school and the local community. Winchester is a fantastic place to live and work and combines the best of city and country life.

We are looking for a candidate that can demonstrate recent and successful secondary school experience as a headteacher or deputy headteacher, who can evidence significant leadership in school improvement.

Your success in the role of headteacher at Kings’ will be evaluated against five key criteria:


In return, the school offers you:



The governors are keen to hear from you and we suggest that you take a look at this article in Hampshire Life for some details on living in Winchester https://www.hampshire-life.co.uk/homes-gardens/property-market/living-in-winchester-1-6350789

Application Procedure

Informal discussions with the current Headteacher and / or Chair of Governors  can be arranged. Please contact the Business Manager, Ian Pickles via email to arrange at  I.Pickles@kings-winchester.hants.sch.uk

Please find attached the Headteacher Information pack and application form.

Applications will need to be returned to Education Personnel Services, electronically to eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk

Safer Recruitment

King’s School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5PN

Telephone: 01962 861161

Website: http://www.kings-winchester.hants.sch.uk

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