Assistant Headteacher, Hammersmith and Fulham

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West London Free School PrimaryHammersmith and Fulham

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Start date: Summer Term 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Knowledge Schools Trust is creating some of the best schools in the country, renowned for academic excellence and capable of instilling world-beating ambition in all its pupils, no matter what their background.


To date, the Trust has four state funded schools: 

• West London Free School which opened in September 2011 and its Sixth Form which opened in September 2016

• West London Free School Primary which opened in September 2013, awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in June 2015

• Earl’s Court Free School Primary which opened in September 2014, awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in June 2017

• Kensington Primary Academy which opened in September 2016, awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in November 2018


We are pleased to also have approval from the DfE to open a new Secondary school in Cambridge which is planned to open in 2022.  We continue to work with the DfE to open new schools or bring existing schools within our Trust in a managed and sustainable manner. 


Our school motto, sapere aude, means ‘dare to know’. We encourage all our pupils to approach everything they do with this attitude.


Academic achievement is one of our key priorities, but we also want our pupils to become well-rounded individuals and develop interests they become passionate about. 


Useful background information can be found on our websites. 

http://www.knowledgeschoolstrust.org 

http://www.wlfs.org 

http://www.wlfs-primary.org 

http://www.ecfs-primary.org 

http://www.wlfs-kpa.org 


We also have an independent charitable body to raise funds to support our schools’ activities.  The KS Foundation Trust was initially formed to secure funding for extra-curricular sport and musical activities for the pupils of the West London Free School but now has a broader focus looking to provide activities, facilities, and resources and other support to all pupils across all schools in the MAT. More details can be found here:

http://www.knowledgeschoolsfoundationtrust.org 


Role Summary

We require an experienc

ed and highly-motivated school leader who shares our commitment to a knowledge-based approach. 

The role reports to the Heads of Schools and our Executive Headteacher who overseas all three primaries.

You will be based at West London and Earl’s Court Free School Primary (on a shared site).

Time Commitment: Full time. 

Start Date: Summer Term 2019


You will:       

Have experience as a middle leader with responsibility of a subject or phase.

Share our passion for a knowledge-based curriculum.

Have experience of leading in upper KS2.

Have a proven track record of supporting staff development.

Have experience of working with children with SEND.

Have experience of curriculum development.

Be able to work in a creative way, demonstrating a record of consistently delivering good/outstanding lessons.

Be an outstanding practitioner who inspires your pupils and colleagues. 

Have an impressive record of impact as a leader.

Be experienced in using assessment and data to drive progress.

Be passionate about shaping all areas of the school.

Have the highest ambitions for your pupils, the school and yourself.


We will offer you:

A unique opportunity to take up a leadership role in a new and growing group of innovative schools.

The potential for upward career movement.

A supportive working environment within an established multi-academy trust.

An opportunity to help develop and pioneer an exciting new curriculum.

Access to a network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from.




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More about West London Free School Primary
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Primary, Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, London, W6 0LB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8741 9967
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