Headteacher, Waltham Forest

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Henry Maynard PrimaryWaltham Forest

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18B £65,689 - L31A £88,206
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an outstanding and experienced Senior Leader to join as our Headteacher. Someone who shares Henry Maynard’s vision and ethos and our passion and commitment to making the wellbeing and experience of the children at school our first priority.

Our vision

At Henry Maynard we work together to make our school an inspiring and supportive place where all children are individually challenged to achieve their full potential. To do this we focus on three areas:

  • Standards - the best educational standards for all our children and staff
  • Creativity - a stimulating approach to education
  • Community - we celebrate our diversity

Our ethos

At school the ‘Golden Rules’ underpin all of the lessons that the children learn:

  • We are gentle: we don’t hurt others
  • We are kind and helpful: we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings
  • We listen: we don’t interrupt
  • We are honest: we don’t cover up the truth
  • We work hard: we don’t waste our own or others’ time
  • We look after property: We don’t waste or damage things

Henry Maynard is a vibrant community school in the heart of Walthamstow, East London. We currently have over 860 students in 28 classes arranged over the split site school. We have lots of outside space for the children to play at both sites of the school. Henry Maynard is also an outstanding training school, training 23 last year - many of whom go on to be employed at the school.

The pupils at Henry Maynard embrace and embody the full diversity of Waltham Forest with around 63% coming from ethnic minority backgrounds, and around a third speaking English as an additional language. Currently around 26% of our pupils are eligible for pupil premium and 13% have been identified as having Special Educational Needs or a disability.


Henry Maynard is committed to safeguarding children. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

The closing date for applications is midnight Thursday 28th November, please email all applications to s.fieldhouse@henrymaynard.waltham.sch.uk.

In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a Supporting Statement, setting out the relevant experience, skills and competencies you will bring to the role and your vision for Henry Maynard. This should outline how you meet the job description and person specification, detailed in this application pack. We want the best people in our school, so we welcome and encourage applications from teachers with a diverse variety of backgrounds, irrespective of sexuality or gender identity/expression. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all so even if you think you don't meet all the criteria, we would still love to hear from you.

If you would like to pop in to the school in advance of the interview dates, please contact s.fieldhouse@henrymaynard.waltham.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Interviews will take place on 12th/13th December.

We look forward to meeting you.


More about Henry Maynard Primary
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Maynard Road Site, Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2, Maynard Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9JE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 85203042
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Welcome to Henry Maynard Primary School and Nursery. We are a community school maintained by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

At our school we are all committed to promoting a learning and teaching environment that embeds the values of inclusive ...