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George Green's School


Leadership Scale, Points 24-28 (£76,777-£83,910)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
8 October 2017

Job overview

We are seeking to appoint a talented, dedicated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to our senior leadership team – to lead on Student Behaviour and Well-Being. The post comes vacant as a result of the current post-holder having been appointed to a headship. This is an exciting opportunity to take a pivotal leadership role in a school that has made rapid improvements over the last three years and confidently expects to continue to do so. Having been judged good by Ofsted in March 2013, we were emphatically confirmed as good and still improving in March 2017.

The person appointed to the post will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • A deep commitment to securing best outcomes for all students, including the most needy, in relation to behaviour and student well-being
  • Substantial experience of successfully managing initiatives relevant to the role, as set out in the job description and person specification

If that sounds like you, we would love you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

Application pack and form available to download from either the TES website or the school’s own website www.georgegreens.com

Closing date: 9am on Monday 9th October. 

Interviews: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October

Completed forms to be returned to our recruitment consultant, Jan Woodhead, at jwoodhead2.211@lgflmail.org

Candidates wishing to visit the school – and/or have an informal chat with Jill Baker, the Principal - before deciding whether or not to apply are very welcome to do so. Visits/conversations can be organised by emailing the HR Manager direct on hbibi@georgegreens.com: Dates & time for visits are: 

Monday, 2nd October -  9am-10am & 10am-11am

Wednesday, 4th October - 1.30pm - 2.30pm & 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Thursday, 5th October – 9am -10am

George Green’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, external agencies and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS Check

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About George Green's School

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George Greens’ School was founded 184 years ago by George Green, a local businessman and philanthropist. The site on which the school now stands – and a number of other properties in the area - are owned by the charitable trust, established by George Green. The trust uses the income that derives from its properties to support enrichment opportunities for students attending the school.

At the time the school moved to its current site in 1976, it was very much smaller than it is today and much of the current building did not exist. Over the years, however, with the numbers of prospective Year 7 parents putting George Green’s as their first preference regularly outstripping the numbers of places available, the school took the decision to embark on a building programme - which not only increased its overall capacity but also maximised disabled access.

A number of years ago now, George Green’s also welcomed into the school a number of students with complex and additional needs, from a local special school, which was closing – ensuring, through judicious use of the additional funding made available at the time, that these students were and remain fully integrated into the daily life of the school.

The school is very ambitious for its students. The school is part of the ‘Teach East London Teaching Schools Alliance’ (Morpeth and Bonner Group) as well as ‘The Isle of Dogs Collaborative’ comprising GGS and all the primary school on the Isle of Dogs. This enables us to be actively involved in education debate and development on a wider scale.

At the core of the school is the ‘Rights Respecting’ status. Pastoral care is excellent at George Green’s School. Students receive high levels of care, guidance and support from both the school and outside organisations resulting in strong personal development.

In addition, the school has also, over more recent years, enjoyed very good financial and other support from the many businesses operating out of nearby Canary Wharf – and from the many community organisations with which it has partnered. Local companies, such as Barclays, provide us with reading partners, mentors and allow us to take students to their HQ to see work environments. We work closely with many partners, such as ‘Think Forward’, who awarded us Best School/Firm Partnership, commending us for ‘some of the best examples of business engagement within the programme’.

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