Assistant Headteacher - Head of Sixth Form, London - Waltham Forest

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Heathcote School & Science CollegeLondon - Waltham Forest

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale 13 - 17 (£56,059 - £61,515) - salaries are currently being reviewed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES

Assistant Headteacher – Head of Sixth Form

(Leadership scale 13-17 – salaries are currently being reviewed)

Commencing September 2018 

Are you looking for an exciting challenge? Are you able to inspire others to achieve their potential? Are you able to find new and dynamic ways to ensure the success of the Sixth Form is reflected across the school?

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision. The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. The Sixth Form has an excellent reputation and progress, both academically and vocationally, is very strong. We are looking for someone to ensure that the provision grows and develops further to ensure the best outcomes for all our young people, ensuring any gaps are narrowed. We are looking to enable the positive impact of the Sixth Form on standards across the whole school as well as continue to develop links with business and industry providers.

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

· Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.

· Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.

· Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.

· Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress. 

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational leader to be part of the team that drives the Sixth Form to the next stage of its development; focusing on high-quality learning and teaching to stretch and challenge all our learners to reach their potential. We wish to appoint an experienced, motivated and passionate leader who can inspire other leaders and staff to grow and develop to the best. You must be an experienced Middle or Senior Leader (at least 3 years) with significant post 16 experience looking for a challenge and rapid growth and development. 

We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all leaders. The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest. 

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively. We work in a high challenge, low threat way to ensure staff are enabled to the best they can be.

If you are interested, please look at our school website where you will find application forms and further information. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the School Office on 020 8498 5110.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Closing Date for receipt of applications: 9.00am Wednesday 21st March 2018

Visits to the school: Monday 12th March at 1.50pm or Thursday 15th March at 9.00am

Indicative dates for interviews: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th March 2018

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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More about Heathcote School & Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 4985110
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