Extended School Leader (ESL), Wandsworth, South West London

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Rutherford House SchoolWandsworth, South West London

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 4 (Spine Point 18-21) | FTE 0.60 - actual pay £12,774 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

39 weeks per year (Term time plus 1) | 13:30 - 18:30 Monday to Friday (25 hours per week)

Opened in 2013 Rutherford House School was the first free school established by Bellevue Place 

Education Trust, to provide a broad, exciting education in a happy environment with a commitment to ensuring pupils achieve their full potential. The children are encouraged to learn independently, and are treated as individuals celebrating their unique set of talents.

At Rutherford House School our philosophy is to promote excellence and outstanding progress in the basics - literacy and numeracy, as well as sparking curiosity and instilling a lifelong love of learning and curiosity.

This is an exciting and exceptional opportunity for candidates to become fully involved in taking the lead in providing safe, high quality play and learning opportunities for children. We are looking for people who are confident in their abilities, to support learning and provide outstanding, creative and stimulating afterschool care. The successful candidate needs to have exceptional organisational skills to co-ordinate clubs, strong interpersonal skills to foster links between the school, home and wider community and be able to provide outstanding afterschool provision.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

  • A strong commitment to the innovative use of technology to ensure efficient ways of working
  • Excellent peer support from our outstanding, supportive and friendly team 
  • A positive and innovative working environment
  • Professional development 
  • A strong and growing network of partner free schools, driving up standards and providing valuable support to staff
  • Opportunities for career progression and wider professional experiences in a Trust with a range of schools serving a variety of different communities

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download and complete the attached documents.

Application packs are available from info@rutherfordhouseschool.co.uk or can be downloaded from our school website at www.rutherfordhouseschool.co.uk 

Please email your completed application form to info@rutherfordhouseschool.co.uk 

Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.


Closing Date for applications:  Monday 19th February (4pm)

Shortlisting Dates: Tuesday 20th February

Interview Dates: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd February

Start date: 16th April 2016 or Monday 3rd September 2018


We encourage interested applicants to read our website carefully http://www.rutherfordhouseschool.co.uk/. You will quickly see that you are applying to an extremely creative, successful school with a clear ethos of achievement, continuity and enjoyment for our pupils.


Visits are warmly encouraged. There are two Open Events where you will have an opportunity to speak to Mrs Mallett (Headteacher) and have a tour of the school. The dates are: Thursday 8th February (9.00 a.m.) and Friday 9th February (2.00 p.m.)

Please contact Ms louise Salter to make an appointment on either 

020 8672 5901 or info@rutherfordhouseschool.co.uk    

As part of BPET and Rutherford House’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all employees employed within schools are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Further details can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Services website

Rutherford House School welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions

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More about Rutherford House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 217 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8672 5901
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