Head of School

GLF Schools
Redhill, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
GLF Leadership Scale L26-L30
Start Date
1st September 2024
18th April 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412442

GLF Schools’ Merstham Park Secondary School in Redhill is looking for a new Head of School to join them in September 2024.

We seek to recruit an outstanding leader who will understand, inspire and be proud to represent the school community.

Your opportunity

As Head of School, you will be pivotal in maintaining our high standards of excellence and committed to championing the needs of our students. You will be working at the forefront of modern education, harnessing the power of expert teaching to provide an exceptional learning experience.

Applications are welcome from individuals who can apply empathy and are emotionally intelligent. Candidates should be driven by a clear moral purpose and a passion for working with young people. You must act as a role model to staff and students, build teams, and empower others.

At GLF Schools, we strive for an inclusive environment where staff and students are comfortable expressing their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on race, sex, gender reassignment. age, disability, sexual orientation or religion/belief.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a large Multi Academy Trust that comprises 42 schools (Primary and Secondary) across the Southeast of England with a large school support team of talented and passionate specialists.

About Merstham Park Secondary School

With the support of the Executive Headteacher and our Secondary Director, Merstham Park provides everyone with the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

At Merstham Park, the ethos is simple - igniting a passion for learning. We are proud to be a values driven school, encouraging our staff and students to embrace these values in all that they do.

As a growing school we are excited about our brand-new state-of-the-art facilities that benefit students, staff and the wider community. Our new building, which opened in September 2022, is tailored to enable our staff and students to thrive in a truly first-class educational setting through the creation of inspiring and interactive learning environments.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our school support team.

  • Celebrating over 10 years as a Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

Our Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish:

  • Access to our highly competitive teaching pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

The Details

Start date: September 2024

Contract type: Full time, Permanent

Pay Scale: GLF Leadership Scale L26-L30

Close Date: 18th April 2024 12pm

Shortlisting Date: 19th April 2024

Interview Date: 25th and 26th April 2024

Visits to the school can be scheduled on 17th April 2024 with the Executive Headteacher, Jeremy Garner. Please contact Emma Lees, Headteacher's PA, via the school office to arrange an appointment time. 



Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.