Deputy Headteacher, Enfield

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Highlands SchoolEnfield

Date posted:
Start date: Easter term 2020 or September
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 7: L23 - 27 : £73,812-£80,272 (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent

Highlands School is seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher. 

Highlands is an ‘Outstanding’ school (OFSTED 2011 and 2014) at which students consistently outperform national expectations in terms of both attainment and progress. Outstanding outcomes provide our students with the opportunity to continue their studies at prestigious institutions; students at Highlands receive offers from medical schools, Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. We are a Teaching School, which means that the government has recognised the strength we have in terms of teaching and learning, developing teachers and supporting other local schools. We are very popular, with over 800 year 6 parents choosing the school as their first or second preference for September 2020. Colleagues joining Highlands are joining one of the most popular and successful schools in north London. 

The successful candidate will have a clear educational philosophy, will be motivated by the opportunity to help push an already high performing school to new heights and will view this post as preparation for their own headship. 

The specific area of responsibility of this post will reflect the skills and expertise of the successful candidate, along with the needs of the leadership team. 

If you are interested in knowing more about this post, please download the applicant pack below or contact Mrs Trudi Steiner, HR Officer via email on, or telephone 020 8370 1166.  Applicants should use the Enfield application form below.  We recommend a tour of the school before applying, these can be arranged by contacting Mrs Steiner, to arrange a time.

Tour dates: Tuesday 21st January at 9am, Thursday 23rd January at 2:30pm and Monday 27th January at 9am. 

Closing date:   Monday 3rd February at 4 pm.

Interview dates:  Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th February. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our children and expect all staff to share this commitment.   All candidates are required to complete the School's "Keeping Children Safe in Education" declaration and will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

More about Highlands School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 148 Worlds End Lane, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1QQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8370 1100
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Highlands School is a mixed, non-denominational community comprehensive secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in Enfield, north London, with approximately 1,500 pupils on roll. The school opened in the year 2000 in stat...