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Teaching jobs with Uxbridge High School

in Uxbridge, Middlesex

Welcome from Nigel Clemens, Principal

Thank you for your interest in working at Uxbridge High School. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a little about our unique school and to highlight the significance of this important appointment. You are applying for this role at a significant point in our improvement journey. We have a robust, exemplary and highly energetic leadership group and staff team that has moved the school into a very strong position both locally and nationally. I am looking for exceptional people with energy and drive to join us in this work.

We have much to celebrate at Uxbridge High School including a committed and focused student body and staff, outstanding facilities, strong relationships with the community and school partners, supportive governors and a thriving sixth form. We value the successes of every child, whatever their starting point, as a truly comprehensive and multicultural school that reflects life in modern Britain. You will enjoy the reward of working with a wide range of students, from a variety of backgrounds.

I would recommend that you spend time reading our most recent Ofsted report, which can be viewed here: Ofsted report. The inspection report confirms in detail our significant strength in all areas of leadership, teaching, personal development and outcomes. We are particularly proud of our outstanding status for personal development, behaviour and welfare that represents the dedication and focus of all within our school community to work at the highest levels.

The current leadership team has developed and implemented a number of changes to the approach we take towards learning, teaching and progress. These include rigorous self-evaluation, close monitoring of the impact of teaching on learning and highly individualised student and group tracking. Our lead practitioner team (LPT) lead on numerous initiatives to support this, for example, developing and supporting leadership of teaching at all levels, powerful feedback and the forensic analysis of strengths and weaknesses in teaching standards. An extensive CPD programme is open to all staff at all levels and impacts highly on our practice.

Our determination to eradicate any disadvantage, particularly through poor literacy and numeracy on entry to Uxbridge High School, allows our students to compete in a national context. This is one of the school’s biggest challenges and one to which we apply a systematic, whole school focus, linked to a curriculum that is innovative, exciting and ultimately leads to student success. To this end we are constantly reviewing our curriculum pathways across the school to respond to the national accountability mechanisms, whilst balancing the need to do the best for our students. We have a strong vertical house system which supports both the academic and pastoral development of our students, allowing then to thrive in whatever they do.

We are an 11-18 school with a strong sixth form and all the opportunities for students and staff that this brings. The post 16 curriculum is broad and highly successful in preparing students for a wide range of university, apprenticeship and workplace destinations.

As principal, I operate with an authentic and distributive leadership style. To support this I am looking for leaders and staff who subscribe to an open and trusting culture, who can bring a collaborative and ‘can do’ solution-focused attitude and who know that the only way to achieve excellence is to maintain and motivate our high-performing teams across the school.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their unrelenting energy, drive and dedication to make Uxbridge High School a school that can guarantee to maximise student progress and achievement through an outstanding education.

If you feel you can meet the needs of all of our students without limitation, and are excited to support Uxbridge High School on its journey, then I look forward to hearing from you further.


Nigel Clemens