Director of English and whole school literacy, Enfield

Closing date:

Highlands SchoolEnfield
Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The salary is L10-L13 Outer London (£54,571 to £58,465).
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of English and whole school literacy 

Highlands School

London Borough of Enfield


A Teaching School from 2014

Headteacher: Vin McInerney

11-18 Mixed Comprehensive 

NOR 1500 including 300 in Sixth Form

Required from September 2020.

Highlands School is seeking to appoint a Director of English and whole school literacy 

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 regularly 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 in 2020. Colleagues joining Highlands are joining one of the most popular and successful schools in north London. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes for students, a clear educational philosophy and a desire to lead whole school change.  This is an excellent opportunity to help push an already high performing school to new heights.  The successful candidate will view this post as preparation for assistant headship.

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.

Closing date:  Monday 24th February at 9am.

Interview dates: w/c Monday 24th February or w/c 3rd March.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare 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).

148 Worlds End Lane, London N21 1QQ

TEL 020 8370 1100


More about Highlands School
Address: 148 Worlds End Lane, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1QQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8370 1100