Assistant Headteacher - Teaching and Learning, Whitechapel, London

Closing date:Expiring soon

Swanlea SchoolWhitechapel, London

Date posted:
Start date: Required from September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18-L22 (£68,314- £74,566)
Contract term: Permanent

Following on from the previous postholder obtaining a Deputy Headship, the Governing Body of Swanlea School are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational senior leader with excellent interpersonal skills, drive and ambition to join the leadership team of this OFSTED outstanding, highly successful 11-18 school in East London. Specific responsibilities will be assigned dependent upon individual strengths, however the expectation is that the successful candidate will lead on teaching and learning and progress and attainment for a specific key stage. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the further development of our school. 

We are looking for an inspirational senior leader who:

  • Is able to evidence a successful track record in whole school improvement
  • Has an outstanding grasp of pedagogy across a range of subjects
  • Can inspire, motivates and leads colleagues to improve outcomes for all students
  • Can motivate and inspire students to raise both progress and attainment across all ability ranges
  • Can successfully engage with students, colleagues, governors, parents and outside agencies to ensure progress for all at the very highest level
  • Is passionate about making a real difference to the lives of our students
  • Is committed to equality of opportunity and inclusive education

We can offer you:

  • The chance to work in a creative and dynamic school
  • Outstanding professional development 
  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity to work with highly motivated students and engaged parents
  • Excellent local transport links

To apply, please send your completed application form to

Closing date: 9.00am on 23rd April 2019.

Interview date: w/c 29th April 2019.

Swanlea School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references.

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More about Swanlea School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 31 Brady Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 5DJ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 7375 3267
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Swanlea School is a large, vibrant and thriving secondary school in the centre of London. With approximately 1000 students on roll and a further 210 at KS5, staff at Swanlea work alongside outstanding colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcome...