Are you looking for an exciting challenge and the chance to develop skills for a future career as a Senior Leader?
Do you have specific skills that enable you to analyse and ensure data is used in an exemplary way to support school improvement?
Are you interested in supporting with the development of timetable construction?
Do you have the vision to help develop and grow alternative technologies to support remote learning with a team of enthusiastic and talented staff?
Are you flexible enough to adapt to the possibility of wide range of responsibilities over the next few years?
Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School with an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible education for all young people in Waltham Forest – we are highly inclusive and our diversity is our strength. The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in a stunning setting with unlimited potential. In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.
Due to the promotion of the previous postholder, the ambitious senior team is looking to build leadership capacity from September 2021 which will provide an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, inspirational teacher and creative leader who is passionate about outstanding education. You will join a team of ambitious senior and middle leaders at an exciting time as we seek to build leadership capacity. You will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, providing a high level of strategic direction for the school, particularly in relation to data, assessment and emerging technologies. You will have the opportunity to impact significantly on the future direction and outcomes of the school.
We are looking to welcome an experienced, motivated and passionate leader who will have the tenacity to turn ideas into reality, who can inspire other leaders and staff to grow and develop to be the best they can be. You should therefore have demonstrable experience in improving the quality of provision in an area you have led, in either a middle or senior leadership role (at least 3 years), along with a desire and determination to improve the educational experience of all pupils and who is looking for a challenge and rapid growth and development.
“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.”
“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.”
“Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”
Ofsted (September 2018)
We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.
We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.
We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.
The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be. We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all. We are part of the Seven Kings teaching Alliance, PixL and the West Essex Teaching School Alliance. The school has excellent resources and a stunning, spacious site on the edge of Epping Forest including a staff car park and surrounding roads that do not require a parking permit. We are also a 15 minute walk from Chingford Station which has great links into the City.
We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.
If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Headteacher’s PA on 0208 498 5111.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 24th March 2021 9am
Visits to the school on: Friday 12th March at 9am and Wednesday 17th March at 10am and 11am
Date for interview: Wednesday 31st March 2021
Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early if we get a high number of applications and as such encourage applicants to submit as soon as possible.
Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.