Deputy Headteacher, London - Waltham Forest

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Heathcote School & Science CollegeLondon - Waltham Forest

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Start date: September 2018 (or earlier, if possible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to Leadership Scale 24 (salary under review)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES

Deputy Headteacher 

Up to Leadership scale 24 (salary scales are currently under review)

Commencing September 2018, or sooner if possible

Are you looking for an exciting challenge? Are you able to inspire others to achieve their potential? Are you able to lead rapid but sustained improvement to enable our school to be the best?

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014 & 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. 

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

· Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.

· Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.

· Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.

· Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress. 

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational leader to be part of the team that drives the school to the next stage of its development; focusing on high-quality learning and teaching to stretch and challenge all our learners to reach their potential.  We wish to appoint an experienced, motivated and passionate leader who can inspire other leaders and staff to grow and develop to the best.  You must be an experienced Senior Leader (at least 3 years) looking for a Deputy Headship experience prior to Headship.  Specific responsibilities will be agreed upon appointment.

We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all leaders. The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest. 

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be. 

If you are interested, please look at our school website where you will find application forms and further information. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the School Office on 020 8498 5110.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Closing Date for receipt of applications:  9.00am Wednesday 21st March 2018

Visits to the school:  Friday 9th March at 1.50pm or Thursday 15th March at 9.00am

Indicative dates for interviews:  Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th March 2018

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.  

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More about Heathcote School & Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 4985110
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