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Assistant Headteacher

Mulberry School for GirlsTower Hamlets

Are you looking for a school with unparalleled levels of staff and student satisfaction to call your professional home? Are you a passionate educator who inspires through example? Are you hungry for headship and looking for a school who will invest in your future?

We might have the role for you.

Our School

An all-girls school in the heart of Tower Hamlets, steeped in achievement and accolades, providing inspiration and opportunity to provide a platform for student achievement.

• 1433 students on roll

• OFSTED rated Outstanding since 2010

Our Community

We are committed to supporting young people to overcome the barriers that poverty and social exclusion create, ensuring that all students are able to achieve their full potential. This has inspired us to build up a broad network of partnerships, incubating and invigorating student experience, opportunity, drive and success.

There should be no barriers to a child’s future and society should, and can, be a level playing field. Aspiring for this to be reality we promise to:

• Emphasise high quality subject teaching, reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention.

• Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development.

• Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported.

• Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education.

Our Partners

We want our students to have access to the same professional connections which young people from more privileged backgrounds can utilise. To make this a reality we have a wide range external partners in higher education, business, industry, the arts and the sciences who contribute extensively and fundamentally to our extra-curricular activities.

• Bank of America Merrill Lynch

• Barts Health NHS Trust

• British Film Institute

• London Stock Exchange Group

• Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

• National Theatre

• The Prince’s Trust

• Southbank Centre

• WOW Foundation

• University of Cambridge

The Role

This is a rare opportunity to join the senior team at the Mulberry School for Girls. With sector-leading teacher retention and passionate investment in staff development, we don’t often find ourselves advertising for roles.

As Assistant Head you will provide inspirational leadership to staff and be a role model to students. The role will have responsibility for a discrete strategic area rather than a key stage, which will be decided based on the experience, interest and passion of the appointed candidate and the needs of the school.

You will work closely with the senior leadership team on a process of continuous improvement, ensuring that the school continues to deliver ever better outcomes for students. Just because we are already successful, doesn’t mean that there isn’t still room for creative innovation.

What we’re looking for

You will have an unshakeable belief that all children deserve an excellent school environment and your work will have a significant positive impact on students’ personal development, well-being and achievement.

We want someone who is positive, dynamic and has a genuine love for learning. You will be a qualified teacher with experience of both hands-on teaching and middle management in education.

The ethos at Mulberry is a key strength of the school and we are seeking to recruit a passionate and creative professional.

Bringing Down Barriers to Success

We are proud to inspire our students through a diverse and representative leadership team and welcome applications from all of the communities we serve.

If you have the experience and passion to energise Tower Hamlet’s next generation of leaders, creators and innovators, then we want to see how we can support you in that pursuit.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME people who are underrepresented amongst senior teaching staff. We want the best staff and we know that means a diverse staff.

Encouraging a happy and healthy work environment

We take staff wellbeing seriously at Mulberry Schools Trust, here are just some of the great benefits for all staff.

• Local Government Pension scheme

• Employee assistance programme and support

• Free breakfast

• Free gym onsite

• Paid sabbatical opportunities

• Free onsite parking

• Subsidised staff restaurant with outdoor roof terrace

• Annual programme of conferences and Trust wide events with high profile speakers

• Cycle to work scheme

• Annual service award

• Long service awards

How to Apply

You will need to complete the application form online via the TES. Please complete your covering letter as part of the form explaining why you are the perfect person for this rare and exciting opportunity. Please be aware that we can’t accept any CV’s for this post.

If you have any questions at all please email us at

Closing Date: Tuesday  2nd March 2021

Interview Date:  Over 2 days in March 2021 - online recruitment process

Start Date: September 2021

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

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