Head of Year 7 (With Subject Specialism of PE or Science), Waltham Forest

Closing date:Expiring today

Heathcote School & Science CollegeWaltham Forest

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Year 7 (subject specialist in PE or Science)

MPS / UPS + TLR 1a (£8,099pa) Commencing April 2020

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment as we move towards outstanding. 

We are looking for someone to lead Year 7 and associated tutors to:

• ensure that pupils are supported to ‘be the best they can be’ in all aspects of school life and embrace the vision of ‘encourage, challenge and succeed’

• manage a successful and innovative transition process from Year 6 to Year 7 to ensure pupils have the best possible start in school as well as supporting  with marketing the school to primary schools

• raise standards resulting in high levels of engagement and success in school (as measured in progress data, high attendance and low levels of internal/external exclusions) 

• ensure compliance with all the school’s policies and systems

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 and who can inspire other staff to grow and develop to be the best.  You must be an experienced and successful teacher (at least 2 years of experience).   You must be able to teach either PE or Science as your specialism. This is a static post and so developing the transition process is a key part of this job.

Ofsted (September 2018)

“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.”

“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.”

“Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”

Our Values:


We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.


We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.


We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.

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.  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.  We are part of the Seven Kings Teaching Alliance, PixL and the West Essex Teaching School Alliance. The school has excellent resources and a stunning, spacious site on the edge of Epping Forest including a staff car park and surrounding roads that do not require a parking permit.   We are also a 15 minute walk from Chingford Station which has great links into the City.

If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.  We would also welcome visits to the school or to discuss the role over the phone.  If you wish to speak to someone or visit us please contact Sarah Johnson, Headteacher’s PA on 0208 498 5111. 

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications:  9am on Monday 20th January 2020

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

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.  

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. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 4985110
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 Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our c...