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Why you should join us - staff

I am extremely excited about Pinner High School. I have the best job in education: leading a new project with supportive local schools committed to sharing their expertise; an aspirational and involved community; a fabulous site, part way through a major refurbishment; and a group of brilliant trailblazing students, who have settled in quickly and are keen to learn. The future is exceptionally bright. I am now looking for more colleagues who can light up their areas of expertise still further.

There has been considerable interest in the school during the pre-opening phase. This has grown further now we are open. 300 colleagues put themselves forward for the first 10 teaching roles, and 75 for 5 support staff roles. My colleagues are an exceptionally able team, full of enthusiasm, subject knowledge and passion for working with young people.

I have always been firmly committed to excellence from the very day we open our doors. Whilst it is rewarding, setting up a new school can be challenging. During pre-opening, I visited uniform suppliers, scheduled meetings with Members of Parliament, selected the type of flush mechanism for the toilets, made sure we had Pinner HIgh School mugs. It is much better to have students at school to bring it to life! A role at Pinner High School will be a varied one as the school grows, one that expands your professional horizons. Our first group of students are our trailblazers, and I need colleagues who will be pioneers with them not just in our first year, but every year the school grows and develops. Career development opportunities in a growing school are be a daily occurrence, one that successful candidates will fully embrace.

I am looking for more colleagues who share my passion, our ethos and expectations, who are positive and have the flexibility needed in a growing school, who have integrity, who are confident leaders who can motivate and inspire students and colleagues, who enjoy their work, and who enjoy working with equally committed and talented colleagues.

I am well aware that no matter how strong the foundations, an organisation is only as good as its people. So the Pinner High School that we build together will be one where colleagues are valued for the contributions they make to the lives of the young people we serve, and are recognised for the opportunities they provide for our students.

If Pinner High School sounds like it is right for you, complete the application form in full and submit a personal statement, of no more than two sides of A4, that explains why you want to work with us, why you are the best person for the role, and what you would contribute if you are appointed. Applications must be emailed to

If you are as excited about Pinner High School as I am, I look forward to reading your application.

Chris Woolf

Founding Headteacher