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Barking Abbey School

Barking & Dagenham

L33 £93,881 – L37 £102,783 per annum (depending on experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1st September 2018
Apply by:
4 January 2018

Job overview

Head Teacher

Full Time 1.0 


Start Date: 1st September 2018

Salary L33 £93,881 – L37 £102,783 per annum (depending on experience) 

Ref: 0153  

Are you able to be the next head of the Barking Abbey family?

Barking Abbey is a heavily over-subscribed split site secondary school in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and has a well-deserved reputation for its friendly and supportive atmosphere and its excellent academic achievements. As we start the process of expanding from a 9 form entry to a 12 form entry school, with a significant capital development, we are now seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to lead the school forward, taking us from Good to Outstanding. 

We place an extremely high value on the importance of pastoral care and welfare for all, as we firmly believe that this impacts positively on all pupils. We are proud of the supportive culture we have created which enables every child to flourish and we aim to provide an education that will prepare our students for the rigours and demands of the 21st century.

We are looking for an existing Headteacher or an ambitious Deputy Headteacher with experience of leading a multi-site school who is an outstanding leader and is able to meet all the DfE Headteacher Standards. We are looking for the right person to build on the existing strengths of the school and forge deeper links with the community, ensuring families are at the centre of everything we do. You will demonstrate vision, enthusiasm, and commitment and embrace change in order to drive us forward on our journey to achieving Outstanding at our next Ofsted inspection. 

Interested applicants should download the teachers application form, found on-line at www.barkingabbeyschool.co.uk 

Only fully completed application forms will be accepted, CV applications will not be considered.  

Please send applications to jobs@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk  

Closing date for this post: Midday Friday 5th January 2018 

School tour: 11am on 3rd, 4th and 5th January 2018 by appointment (see candidate pack for further information)

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Barking Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process, including Disclosure check, will be undertaken on all successful applicants.

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Barking Abbey is a heavily over-subscribed split site secondary school in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and has a well-deserved reputation for its friendly and supportive atmosphere and its excellent academic achievements. With a large KS5 provision and Additional Resourced Provisions (ARP) on each of our campuses, the school provides a varied role for the right individual.


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Values and vision

Our school motto is 'Give and Expect the Best' and we do this by living our values each and every day. Bravery, Excellence, Self-Discipline and teamwork.

Barking Abbey School aims to provide world-class teaching and learning to all its students. Staff strive to offer outstanding pastoral care, and to deliver an inclusive and challenging curriculum while offering regular and robust assessment. The secondary school also has a programme of high-quality enrichment classes.

Recruitment process

We serve a diverse community and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. We also welcome candidates with a non traditional background. The most important thing for us is your desire and ability to make a difference in young peoples lives.

Our recruitment process is fair and transparent and designed to get the best candidate for the role. A sample of our recruitment process is listed below

  • Advert placed on TES, internally and in LBBD boards
  • Blind shortlisting by a panel against the Job description. Potential applicants are   scored. Shortlisting by at least 3 people including one SLT.
  • Shortlist for interview based on scores from shortlisting.
  • Interview process will depend on role and may include; lesson observations, data or admin tasks, panel interviews, student panels and a final interview
  • All assessed tasks are scored according to set criteria and scores are moderated   to ensure consistency.
  • All panel interviews and final interviews are scored. Each interview has a   moderation process to ensure consistency of scores where appropriate. Questions are common to all applicants.
  • Feedback is provided by a member of the panel.

Ofsted report

A clear theme running through the school is the positive behaviour of pupils and their excellent attitudes to their work. Pupils are keen to do well and seize the opportunities given by teachers to work hard. They conduct themselves well around the school and are polite and respectful towards others. These attitudes have a strong impact on pupils' achievements because they enable learning to take place without undue interruption.

View Barking Abbey School’s latest Ofsted report

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