Deputy Headteacher, Ilford

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Oaks Park High SchoolIlford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale 22-26 (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body of Oaks Park wish to appoint a highly experienced and effective senior leader to the role of Deputy Headteacher to support and assist the Headteacher, Governing Body and the wider community by providing professional leadership, vision and strategic direction to promote and secure the best outcomes for our students.

Oaks Park High School is a very popular and oversubscribed mixed comprehensive school. In 2011, Ofsted awarded the school ‘Outstanding’ status. The school prides itself on being an ambitious and supportive multicultural community, which keeps our child-centred philosophy at the heart of everything that we do. Oaks Park is regarded very highly for the excellent standards of pupil behaviour and orderly and purposeful learning environment across the school.

We have recently expanded to become ten form entry, and by September 2019 there will be approximately 1900 students on roll. This post has therefore arisen to; meet the needs of our expanding and ambitious school, and ensure our continued success in providing the highest quality of education within excellent facilities and a supportive and respectful community.

At Oaks Park, our child-centred philosophy puts every child achieving their potential as the ambition for the school, but most importantly strives to enable every child to believe that success is for everyone. Traditional values underpin everything that we do. Students are expected to display the highest standards of behaviour and show respect for themselves, others and the world around them. Developing positive relationships and taking pride in all aspects of school life are essential ingredients that make Oaks Park High School special.

This is an exciting time for Oaks Park. You would be joining a highly focused, reflective and courageous senior leadership team, who support a motivated and very capable middle leadership team. Together they lead staff and students to be the best they can be. We are ambitious for our school, students and staff, and fully understand and model the behaviours expected to enable all in the community to thrive.

Oaks Park is looking for a future Deputy Headteacher who relishes the challenges of school improvement to make a positive difference to the lives of young people and society, who can demonstrate a proven track record in this, and is considering Headship in due course. Final responsibilities will be agreed considering the previous experiences and development needs of the successful candidate and the balance of responsibilities across the senior leadership team.

The school is centrally located in the London Borough of Redbridge, with very good transport links to central and outer London and Newbury Park station only a four minute walk away.

Visits are warmly welcomed to see the school in action and experience for yourself why we are so proud of ours students and staff. Should you wish to do so, or if you would like to speak with the Headteacher, Joanne Hamill, then please contact the Headteacher’s PA by email ( or by telephoning the school on 020 8590 2245 x 2073.

Closing Date: 12 Noon, Wednesday 18 April 2018

London Borough of Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up for shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

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More about Oaks Park High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex, IG2 7PQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8590 2245
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Aims and Objectives at Oaks Park

What we aim to do:

1. Achieve the highest possible academic standard for all of our students.
2. Provide a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
3. Create a caring, supportive and positive environment in which eac...