Staff Vacancies


Required: September 2018
Salary Range:  L26/31 (Fringe Area)

"Our aspirational leadership embeds a culture of ambition which permeates the school”
Ofsted May 2017

The Governing Body of The Misbourne are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher to lead the school from September 2018. The role would suit either an existing Headteacher or a Deputy Headteacher in pursuit of their first Headship.

Our current Headteacher is retiring after seven years in the role. He leaves the school in a strong position: rated “Good” by Ofsted, with many outstanding elements, financially sound and with student outcomes meeting national expectations.

Our vision is Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today and we are looking to appoint an open communicator with the passion to bring out the best in the students and staff and to navigate the school through the next exciting stage of its development. We have a culture of ambition that would suit a Headteacher who has the motivation and the trust to empower others in order to get things done.

The Misbourne lies in the village of Great Missenden, in the Chiltern Hills,  a short distance from the M25 / M40 and served by the Chiltern train line. It is a strategic partner in the Astra School Alliance, fully participating in training, support, research and development.

The school has:

  • A clear commitment to maintaining high standards and maximising the performance of each individual student.
  • High expectations of staff and students and no tolerance for complacency.
  • High quality teaching and a real focus on bespoke staff development
  • A calm learning environment where students have a positive attitude to learning, their progress and personal development.
  • A good local reputation and is regularly oversubscribed

There are 981 students between the ages of 11 to 18 with 140 in the Sixth Form served by a staff of 104 (67 teaching / 37 support staff). We have recently completed a new classroom block and Sixth Form area and are awaiting confirmation of a new Sports Hall this year.

The Governing Body have recently completed the conversion to standalone Academy status, with effect from January 2018.

We invite candidates to come and visit the school on Friday 2 March, Wednesday 7 March or Monday 12 March.  Please contact the Head’s PA, Ms J Wheater on 01494 867845 or to arrange a visit.

An application pack is available from our website at, but please contact Ms J Wheater if you require further information. Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 16 March 2018 and interviews will be held over two days on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 March 2018.  Applications should be made by completing the school application form, together with a covering letter, and submitting it either by email to Ms J Wheater at or by post to the address below.

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.   An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance. No agencies please.

Vacancy Closing Date: 16/03/2018

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