Headteacher, Hackney

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Shacklewell Primary SchoolHackney

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Start date: April 2020 (or earlier)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Shacklewell Primary School is part of the New Wave Federation which was formed in March 2016. In all our schools we have a passion for high standards and want all our children to achieve their potential and be inspired to go beyond that. We aim to provide the best possible primary education in a stimulating and creative environment. The school works to develop a love of learning that is inspired by high-quality teaching that develops and builds upon individual strengths and talents. We expect all children in our school to reach age related levels, in line with national expectations, as a minimum and ensure that the barriers to learning are removed so that every pupil reaches their full potential.

The New Wave  Federation Governing Board are looking to appoint a permanent Headteacher to work with them and the Executive Headteacher to deliver our vision,  raise standards for our pupils and ensure Shacklewell Primary School is the best it can be.

Our school is an outstanding school (OFSTED March 2019) and we are looking for an outstanding candidate to join us as we move beyond outstanding.


Prospective candidates will need:

  • Experience of leadership in schools in challenging circumstances at a Deputy Headteacher level
  • Experience of processes and strategies which support school improvement
  • Commitment and enthusiasm and aspirations for achieving successful outcomes for our pupils
  • A thorough, in depth understanding of teaching and learning and assessment for learning strategies
  • Excellent leadership skills and qualities to develop and motivate staff and engage the wider school community
  • Excellent communication skills


Application packs are available from the school office llangley@newwavefederation.co.uk and we warmly welcome and encourage school visits. Please call the PA to the Executive Headteacher, Mrs Lisa Langley at Grazebrook on 020 8802 4051 to arrange this.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Friday 18th October 2019

Interview date:  w/c Monday 4th November 2019

The New Wave Federation of schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations

More about Shacklewell Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Shacklewell Row, London, E8 2EA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7254 1415