Headteacher, Lewisham

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Edmund Waller Primary SchoolLewisham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £89k depending on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent

What makes Edmund Waller special?

  • We value every child as an individual
  • We have a vibrant creative curriculum and enrichment programme
  • We have high expectations of behaviour, attainment and progress
  • We are innovative in our practice, informed by a high level of quality, structured CPD
  • We value and invest in our teachers
  • We promote a lifelong love of learning
  • We value our diverse community and have truly inclusive partnerships
  • We lead on current issues such as sustainability


Our current Headteacher is retiring at the end of the Summer Term after a long career, having led us for the past seven years. Her success, of which we are very proud, now offers us the opportunity to build on a very strong foundation and go forward into an exciting future.

We are looking for an exceptional, inspiring and experienced individual, who will take pride and pleasure in leading our lovely school from good to exceptional.

We are proud to be a caring, inclusive school, very much at the heart of our community and well-known for its creative ethos. Our pupils represent the full diversity of this vibrant area of London. 

We are a larger than average maintained two-form entry school and nursery with 464 children currently on roll, about a third of whom having English as an additional language. About a quarter are eligible for Pupil Premium. Our staff team is highly engaged, dedicated and secure, supported and developed through a rolling CPD programme.

Staff, parents and governors work together to enable all children at Edmund Waller to become happy and successful lifelong learners. Our school is a safe and inspiring environment with high expectations for behaviour for learning, progress, and attainment. Confidence and curiosity are fostered in a broad, creative and exciting curriculum. 

Our challenge is to constantly improve through reflective practice and innovation.

We would invite you to visit our school and come and see for yourself the fantastic opportunity that awaits the new Headteacher at Edmund Waller Primary School.

For a confidential conversation, or to arrange a visit to our school please contact Ross Laird at Academicis on 01223 907 979, 07901 585 959 or via email at rlaird@academicis.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th November, please email all applications to rlaird@academicis.co.uk

More about Edmund Waller Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Waller Road, London, SE14 5LY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7639 0436
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We aim for Edmund Waller to be a school where achievement, in its broadest sense, is celebrated, creativity is championed and all our children enjoy attending.

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