The Winns Primary School is a popular three-form entry Maintained School located in Walthamstow, North East London. We are an inclusive, cohesive and successful community school, and our children reflect the rich social and ethnic diversity of the area. Our current Headteacher is retiring this summer after sixteen years in post, and we are recruiting for a Headteacher to start in September 2020, although to recruit the right candidate we would consider a January 2021 start.
We focus on creating a safe learning environment that develops and nurtures the whole child, and in which everyone feels welcome, engaged and respected. We are proud of our broad and balanced curriculum supported by a wide range of enrichment opportunities, our spirit of team-working across all staff, and the happy atmosphere in the school as our children learn and grow. In 2019 we were in the top 6% of schools in the Mayor of London’s “Schools for Success” programme supporting low prior attainment pupils.
If you are excited about achieving excellence for all and believe that this is best achieved in a rich and diverse education setting with motivated teachers that values all aspects of the curriculum, then this may be the opportunity you are looking for.
Over the past years the school has built a core educational engine that is working well with consistently excellent behaviour across the school. We are looking for an individual who can build on this with new ideas, and in particular further develop a network of external and community links; enhance our use of digital technologies in the curriculum and communication; and innovate in the inclusive provision of enrichment and extra-curricular activities. The successful candidate will be keen to work with the local authority, governors, staff, students, PTA, our federation partners and the wider community to achieve these goals.
I hope this information pack gives you a clear and detailed picture of our school and will help you to decide to apply. We strongly encourage applicants to visit the school, and either I or the current Headteacher will be happy to show you round – please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 28th April 2020, and receipt of all applications will be confirmed by email within one working day.
Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Monday 4th May 2020. Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May 2020.
The Winns Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. References will be requested for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview and the successful applicant will be required to apply for a disclosure and barring certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).