Headteacher, Enfield

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Wolfson Hillel Primary SchoolEnfield

Date posted:
Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - L24 Outer London weighting
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint a dynamic Headteacher who can fulfill the following job description.

Purpose of Role:

• To provide a positive and happy learning experience, through the implementation of a creative, integrated and broad curriculum, which empowers pupils to become highly capable, adaptable, resilient, confident and independent learners who are well prepared to meet the challenges of the outside world both now and in the future.

The Headteacher will:

• Act as a role model ensuring the values and religious ethos of Wolfson Hillel and The Jewish Community Academy Trust (JCAT) are actively promoted and fully embedded in all aspects of school life.

• Develop and drive a shared vision that builds on existing outstanding practice for the benefit of all groups of children

• Create a culture of high performance where staff are recruited, managed, motivated and supported to be consistently good or better

• Demonstrate personal behavior that leads by example, forges positive relationships and attitudes towards and between pupils and staff, and with parents, governors, JCAT trustees and members of the local and wider community.


• Set high expectations and challenging targets, demanding ambitious standards for all pupils, and instilling a strong sense of accountability in all staff for the impact of their work on pupils’ outcomes.

• Maintain and further develop creative, innovative and effective approaches to learning and teaching, responsive to the needs of all pupils, including vulnerable groups such as those with Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children so that the learning gap is narrowed.

• Ensure a culture that supports and facilitates pupil engagement in, and ownership of, their own learning.

• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum to ensure it is providing the best opportunity for pupils to enjoy and achieve their potential. 

• Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and implement improvement strategies, challenging under performance to ensure the consistent delivery of teaching excellence.

• Maintain and further develop as appropriate innovative strategies to secure high standards of behaviour and attendance, whilst also providing for the spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of pupils.

• Maintain and further develop a collaborative culture of sharing best practice within and between schools both within and external to JCAT. 


• Maintain and further develop an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills and knowledge, and to support each other within a culture that is focused on achieving outstanding levels of achievement.

• Ensure there is regular performance management of all staff that creates clearly defined accountability and leads to continuously improving and outstanding practice. 

• Identify and develop emerging talent, in a climate where excellence is the standard to ensure effective succession planning.

• Leading by example create a shared commitment and responsibility to the school through teamwork, distributed leadership and professional reflection, recognising and encouraging outstanding performance.

• Regularly self-evaluate, set personal targets and take responsibility for personal professional development so as to sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of emerging good practice in education locally, nationally and globally and be well equipped to deal with the increasingly complex role of leading a school community.


• Work with JCAT trustees and governors to recruit, induct and develop high-quality staff.

• Work with the JCAT central team to manage the school’s financial resources, embracing cost management protocols in order to deliver a balanced budget.

• Ensure human resources are effectively deployed to maximise outcomes for all groups of children. 

• Ensure that policies and practices are effectively implemented in line with legal, local and JCAT requirements.

• Develop and present accurate verbal and written reports of the school’s performance to a range of audiences including but not limited to governors, JCAT trustees and parents and carers to enable them to play their part effectively.

• Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered learning environment for pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding and health and safety that enables pupils to achieve their full potential.

• Ensure the Wolfson Hillel website is engaging and provides an accurate source of information for current and potential parents and explore, create and maintain as appropriate other social media platforms to promote the school.

• Facilitate and maintain timely and effective communication with parents in response to and to minimise queries, concerns and complaints.


• Work with JCAT trustees, the Local Governing Body and take in the views of other relevant parties such as parents, carers, pupils and the wider community to develop the strategic direction of Wolfson Hillel Primary School.

• Work closely with the JCAT CEO, Local Governing Body and others to ensure effective school self-evaluation informs school improvement priorities.

• Ensure that the vision and strategic direction of the school is clearly understood and acted upon by all, through the development and implementation of a school improvement plan that inspires and motivates all staff, and ensures pupils achieve consistently high standards. 


• Ensure that all statutory and advisory duties regarding safeguarding are in place and robustly monitored. 

• Ensure all safeguarding policies and procedures are understood by all teaching support staff and volunteers and are rigorously implemented and reviewed at regular intervals. 

• Ensure that the Designated Safeguarding Leader is given the appropriate resources to carry out the duties of the role effectively.

• Co-operate and work with relevant agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

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More about The Wolfson Hillel Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 154 Chase Road, London, N14 4LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8882 6487
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