Headteacher, Lewisham

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Torridon Junior SchoolLewisham

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Are you an experienced, exceptional Primary headteacher looking for a different challenge? Torridon Junior school in London SE6 is the place for you.

Torridon is a lively 3FE school with delightful, well-behaved children. The school has taken “bulge” classes to help meet local demand for places. In keeping with the school’s inclusive ethos, we also provide an ASD Resource Base. We are located in Lewisham where, despite high levels of deprivation, the Primary sector is a national high-achiever. Recently Torridon Junior’s SATs results have been disappointing and we recognise that this must change so that our children are not disadvantaged and they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Since 2014, school leadership has been provided through partnerships with two outstanding local primary schools. We now wish to appoint a substantive headteacher with drive and passion to lead our school, to consolidate the learning from those experiences and develop closer links with our co-located Infant school (judged as Outstanding by Ofsted , 2015) .

We hope to find someone who is:

  • keenly focussed on the achievement of the Torridon Junior pupils;
  • able to build strong and effective working relationships with all stakeholders;
  • an excellent practitioner who leads by example;
  • ambitious and adaptable;
  • aware of the opportunities presented by working with a range of other partners. 

What we offer:

  • an exciting opportunity to focus on teaching and learning in a single phase
  • dynamic relationships with partner and neighbouring schools
  • a well-informed and supportive Governing Body
  • an enhanced salary package will be available for the right candidate.

If you feel you have the qualities to lead our school into the future then we look forward to hearing from you.  Please come and visit us and meet our team and pupils. You can obtain an application form, arrange a visit to the school, or organise an informal discussion with governors by emailing admin@torridonj.lewisham.sch.uk  or by contacting Joy Ahwieh, our School Business Manager, by telephone 020 8697 2762.

CVs will not be accepted. NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 10th November 2017.Interviews 20th November 2017 

Please visit our website for further information about the school at:  www.torridonj.lewisham.sch.uk

Torridon Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, this appointment will be subject to a medical check and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Torridon Junior School is an equal opportunities employer. 

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More about Torridon Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Hazelbank Road, Catford, London, SE6 1TG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 697 2762
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