Assistant Headteacher, Lewisham, London

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Forest Hill SchoolLewisham, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14 - L18 (inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER                                                

Start date:  September 2018 

Contract type:  Full Time  

Salary:  L14 – L18 (inner London)   £61,695 - £67,305 pa 

Contract term:  Permanent 

Suitable for NQTs:  No  

At Forest Hill School, we challenge stereotypes about under-achieving boys.   Are you up for the challenge?  

Forest Hill School is seeking to appoint an exceptional Assistant Headteacher to help shape our journey to excellence.   It is an exciting time in the development of our school, and we are looking for a colleague committed to improving the life chances of our young people. 

Our recent Ofsted inspection has reaffirmed our own views of our positive direction of travel, and that we are on a journey of rapid and sustained improvement.  A vibrant and truly comprehensive school whose intake is completely reflective of our district of London, we have a performing arts’ specialism and a reputation for innovation in this sphere.  Forest Hill is a dynamic community school that offers innovative teaching across a broad curriculum, including a Performing Arts’ focus, which is underpinned by the highest standards of pastoral care.   We are an extremely inclusive and popular 11-19 boys’ school, with a mixed sixth form run in partnership with Sydenham Girls’ School and believe that every student should be given the support to aspire to and achieve excellence.    

The post represents an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious leader to make their mark and establish a culture of sustained excellence in a truly unique school.  The responsibilities of the post will be decided depending on the strengths of the successful candidate in the context of the senior team.   

The successful candidate must: 

•be an outstanding classroom practitioner 

•be passionate about raising student achievement and aspirations 

•be able to inspire and get the best from others 

•show commitment to the school’s vision and ethos 

•be creative, innovative and energetic 

•have proven leadership experience and the potential to develop further 

We offer; 

•The opportunity to work in an established and experienced Performing Arts’ school which challenges the stereotypes of underachieving boys 

•A personalised CPD programme that offers a range of opportunities which seeks to support your future development 

•Modern, state of the art facilities, including the technology and resources to support excellent teaching         

If you are passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to personal excellence and are ready for a new challenge, we welcome your application.    

Please visit our website at to make direct e-applications, which must be returned to     Note – we do not accept CVs.      

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 17th April with interviews scheduled over two days on Tuesday 24th April and Wednesday 25th April.   Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified and that the interview process will include lesson observation.  

Informal visits are welcome – please contact Vaughan Williams, our Director of Strategy & Resources, in the first instance.     

Forest Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

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More about Forest Hill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2XN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8699 9343
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