Assistant Headteacher - Teaching & Learning, Lewisham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Prendergast Vale SchoolLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Leadership Scale L14 – L18
Contract term: Permanent

Prendergast Vale School opened in 2011 as an all-through school for 3 to 16 year olds in the heart of Lewisham. It has 823 students on roll and is part of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools which educates 2750 children in South East London. 

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Assistant Headteacher from September 2019, who has a track record of outstanding classroom practice and the ability to lead improvement in academic standards and student outcomes. As a member of SLT, the Assistant Headteacher will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school. In particular, you will work closely with the Headteacher to lead and develop outstanding teaching and learning across the school.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing the school’s career professional development and training processes, including Initial Teacher Training. You will have:

  • a proven track record of leading and managing a team to raise attainment and examination results at Key Stage 4 
  • a track record of outstanding teaching across Key Stage 3 and 4
  • the knowledge and skills to lead on career professional development and training programmes
  • significant relevant experience of contributing to whole school issues
  • proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff
  • the ability to raise expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities
  • an understanding of effective strategies for urban schools.


This is an exciting time to join our school following our ‘Good’ judgement Ofsted in February 2018. The successful candidate will be part of a transformative Headship team committed to outstanding provision and outcomes for all students.  The school benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools.

Our school motto is “We are forever learning” and the successful candidate will be expected to be committed to their own professional development.  We offer a comprehensive and supportive induction programme for all new members of staff.  You will also have access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking staff and school leadership team who ensure that the academic and social development of every student is at the heart of what they do.

Visits to the school are welcome, please contact Fiona Fuller, PA to Headteacher via email F.Fuller@prendergast-vale.com or telephone number 020 8297 3540 ext: 613001  to arrange.

To apply, please click here .

Closing date:   9:30am on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Interviews:   29 & 30 April 2019         

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references. 

No agencies please.




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More about Prendergast Vale School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Part of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools, Elmira Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 7BN, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8613 7300
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Prendergast Vale School is part of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools. The school opened in September 2011 and is an all-through school for three to 16 year olds. Pupils transfer to Prendergast Sixth Form College for their sixth form studies. ...