School image

Deputy Headteacher and Teaching School Hub Director

Walthamstow School for GirlsWaltham Forest

Deputy Headteacher and Teaching School Hub Director

Required for January 2022

Salary range L25 – L29 + OLWA

• Are you a strategic leader, excited about leading change and unlocking the potential of all children across North East London?

• Do you have the skills and experience to balance two demanding roles, knowing that you will enjoy the challenge and grow as a result?

• Would you like the opportunity to work in an outstanding girls’ comprehensive in East London at an exciting time in its development?

• Do you feel passionate about facilitating a powerful community of practitioners across 239 school in three boroughs?

• Are you an excellent communicator, skilled in building relationships and developing networks?

Walthamstow School for Girls is excited to offer a ‘once in a career’ opportunity for an exceptional candidate: working as a Deputy Headteacher in our outstanding comprehensive school and leading system-wide change as the Director of the North East London Teaching School Hub.  We are looking for someone who has led across several schools, for example through an instrumental role in a Teaching School, MAT, local authority or similar context.  You will be an experienced leader, either a DHT looking for a second Deputy role prior to headship, or an experienced AHT who is ready for a challenging career move.  You will have a strong track record of impact in your current role and will be ready to share your experience of what exceptional progress and outcomes look like so that you can challenge our school community to improve further.

Your role at WSFG will be as Deputy Headteacher, leading on KS4 and the Curriculum.  You will join the new Headteacher and other new leaders on our expanded SLT, to take the school forward on the next phase of its journey.  This will include opportunities to develop leadership amongst staff and students through coaching and devolved leadership; promote KS4 pastoral care, including for our most vulnerable students; lead on the curriculum and assessment through evidence-informed practice, including ensuring that the curriculum reflects the diversity of our school community.

Walthamstow School for Girls is a wonderful place to work, learn, teach and lead.  We are passionate about education being a vehicle for promoting equality for all and our mission is to empower young women to become leaders of the future.  We are a truly comprehensive school, proud of our diversity and committed to social justice.  Although we are an Outstanding School (Ofsted, 2018), achieve exceptional outcomes and have consistently been in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress, our focus is on developing exceptional young women, not just on academic achievement.

In your role as Director of the North East London Teaching School Hub, you will be responsible for the delivery of the ECF, NPQs, CPD and ITT, supported by the Headteacher as Strategic Lead, as well as an excellent team, including an Assistant Director, two Project Managers and an administrator.  Key systems, structures and personnel have been established during the summer term and there are strong. collaborative relationships with schools and organisations across Haringey, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.  We now require someone with the experience, vision and drive to ensure that the Hub meets its ambitious goal of ensuring that every child in our area has a great teacher who unlocks their potential and inspires them on a journey of lifelong learning.

We envisage that there will be a great deal of interest in this unique and exciting role.   We would be delighted to welcome you to the school for a tour and an opportunity to meet with the Headteacher to discuss your application. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mandy Madhani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8509 9447.

For a recruitment pack and further details, please contact the school on 020 8509 9447. Alternatively, you can download an application form and details from the school website:

Completed application forms should be returned by email to Mandy Madhani  Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd September 2021 (9.00am)

Interviews will be held on:      6th and 7th October 2021

Walthamstow School for Girls is committed to Safer Recruitment practices and procedures.

Supporting documents

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.