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Job details
Employer The Greenwich Free School
Location Greenwich
Salary Leadership (Inner London) + TLR + Performance Bonus
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017 or sooner

The closing date for this post has now been amended to 5pm Wednesday 28th June 2017.

We are pleased you are interested in applying to help lead the Greenwich Free School (GFS). And whilst we know that every school lays claim to being special, we have tried to set out in the attached pack why we think this role really is a particularly distinctive leadership opportunity.

The new Assistant Headteacher: SENDCo and Safeguarding will assume his or her post in September 2017, at the beginning of the school’s sixth year. There are some key areas of school life that we hold dear that we believe have helped us make rapid improvement and ensure that staff morale is high. We detail these in the attached candidate pack.

We are proud of where the School is on its journey and of our reputation in the local community. However, as with all schools, we still want to improve and become a beacon for state education. There is still a lot to do and many exciting projects to design and launch, and we are looking for an Assistant Headteacher SENDCo/Safeguarding who can help us take the School on to the next stage of its development. 

In summary though, GFS is an innovative and research-oriented school based in one of the UK’s most challenging educational environments. Our guiding philosophy is that all pupils can succeed if they work hard and receive two things: outstanding teaching, and pastoral care. That is what the school was set up to do, and that remains our goal and our belief. Helping to lead the school, and developing this belief, is a superb opportunity for a committed and hard-working school leader to make an impact.

This role represents a unique opportunity to join a still newly formed school with the highest expectations for pupils and staff, and to help shape the school’s continued growth as we move towards our second set of GCSE results in 2018. 

If after reading the enclosed information you would like to apply, please click the 'apply now' button to complete the online application form and ensure you include a supporting statement setting out why you feel you are suitable for the role in an evidence-led way that addresses the key requirements of the job by 09:00 Friday Monday 3rd July.

Interviews and assessment will take place during week commencing Thursday 6th July. If you have any queries please contact Victoria Hemmings on 020 8319 3692. If you would like to speak with the Headteacher directly, please call on the number above. Visits to the school are welcome and please contact Victoria to arrange. 

I look forward to receiving your application.

Greenwich Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.  

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date at our discretion, early application is advised.       

About the employer

Information about The Greenwich Free School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Adair House
403 Shooters Hill Road
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