Head of House, Haringey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Heartlands High SchoolHaringey

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Heartlands High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete a DBS check. 

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population


Head of House

Post Grade/Salary: L7 – L11

Responsible to: Assistant Headteacher

Post Tenable: Easter/September 2020

Are you an enthusiastic, innovative and passionate pastoral leader? Do you want to work in a school which puts pastoral care at the heart of all it does? 

We require a Head of House to lead student attainment within our Vertical Tutoring Structure. This will be an excellent opportunity to lead on student inclusion, development and progress, enhancing the house and tutoring structure and ensuring achievement for all.  

Heartlands High School is popular and oversubscribed. Developing teaching and learning and supporting staff development is the core to our success. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our Middle Leaders gain the right development to ensure a successful career as Senior Leaders and we have a strong record in securing promotion. Ofsted quoted; ’Leaders have been able to cultivate an ethos of focusing on the needs of individual pupils.  Pupils irrespective of their starting points, receive a range of support.  Many pupils make very good progress…’ (Ofsted 2016)

The successful candidate will:

• lead student motivation and attainment within the house structure;

• lead the tutor team within your house

• ensure high standards of tutoring within the house

• work to ensure excellent attendance and punctuality within the house

• develop academic mentoring to ensure the highest standards of progress for all students

• identify under-achieving students and work to support their progress through working with curriculum teams and the Learning Support team

The pastoral team at Heartlands High School is a strong, experienced team comprising of a Deputy Headteacher Assistant Headteacher, 5 Heads of House each with a deputy, a behaviour manager and 3 Engagement officers.

Heartlands High School is a great place to work. We aim to cultivate Teachers that are passionate about their subjects and seek to teach exciting lessons which engage learners. We encourage teaching that is innovative. We support our staff with an appraisal model that encourages development rather than a rigid approach to graded lessons. Our continuing professional development ensures that staff work together to improve their practice. We empower staff to deliver great lessons through a high expectations culture within the school that supports them in managing behaviour effectively through strong systems. 

Please contact Human Resources department on 0208 826 1230 or send an email to HR@heartlands.haringey.sch.uk, if you require any further information or wish to visit the school prior to application.

Completed applications forms, with a covering letter addressed to Mrs Elen Roberts, Head of School, should be sent to HR@heartlands.haringey.sch.uk by 10 a.m. on Monday 27th January 2020. Interviews will take place the week beginning 3rd February 2020.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the School.



More about Heartlands High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7ST, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 88261230
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