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Carshalton Headteacher Recruitment

Carshalton High School for Girls is seeking to appoint a Headteacher who has energy, passion and integrity to lead the school into its next phase.

Carshalton High School for Girls (CHSG) is a large, highly successful girls' school which is part of the Girls' Learning Trust (GLT). It aims to empower girls and young women by delivering an excellent education and providing an inspirational start to their futures.

Each school in the GLT is encouraged to develop its own special identity, so its headteachers have a substantial degree of autonomy to be leaders and shapers of their school's ethos, whilst also being part of the GLT's professionally collaborative executive team.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be the ‘standard bearer’ for the vision, values and ethos of Carshalton High School for Girls.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, underpinned by effective systems and high professional standards, in order to attain excellence in every aspect of the school’s provision.
  • Possess strong intellectual abilities, first class strategic and communication skills, and a substantial background in senior leadership.
  • Thrive on both the autonomy of headship and being a member of the executive group, which supports the trustees in the future strategic development of the Girls’ Learning Trust.

We will provide you with:

  • Inspiring students – the very best ambassadors and advocates for their school
  • An outstanding senior leadership team who will give unstinting support
  • A highly qualified, skilled and committed staff team who work extremely hard for their students and who are proud to teach at Carshalton High School for Girls
  • A talented Governing Body and Trust Board to plan strategically for school improvement whilst allowing you operational autonomy
  • A commitment to staff well-being and professional development.

Opportunities to find out more:

We warmly welcome prospective candidates to visit the school. Visits will be available on Wednesday 24 April between 10.00 - 13.00 and Friday 26 April between 10.00 - 13.00. 

We also invite candidates to ask the CEO any questions about this opportunity remotely via MS Teams on Wednesday 24 April between 11.00 - 18.00. 

Please note that these opportunities do not form any part of the interview process.

Please contact Abi Jesson, Director of People, by email at to book either or both of these opportunities. 

Key application dates:

Applications are via My New Term and will include an application form with personal statement.

Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 7 May at 10.00

Shortlisting will take place on: Wednesday 8 May

Interviews will be held on: Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 May

Our commitment:

The Girls’ Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a culturally diverse workforce, which reflects the nature of our communities.

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