Lead Practitioner Science, London - Waltham Forest

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Heathcote School & Science CollegeLondon - Waltham Forest

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Start date: Commencing September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Lead Practitioner Scale 2-6 (£43,486 - £47,667)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lead Practitioner Science 

The following subjects will also be considered - Geography

Lead Practitioner Scale 2-6 (£43,486 - £47,667)

Commencing September 2018  

Are you looking for an exciting challenge and the chance to develop skills for a future career as a Senior Leader?  Do you have the vision to help develop and grow learning and teaching with a team of enthusiastic and talented staff?  

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.  This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential.  In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.  

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
  • Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress.    

We are looking for a candidate to ensure all pupils make good or better progress by ensuring the highest quality learning and leadership of learning across the school.   We have a new learning and teaching team who are committed to driving improvement in innovative and supportive ways ensuring all staff have real opportunities to develop in the profession. This will lead to improvement in progress and will ensure pupils experience both romance and rigour across the curriculum. This is in line with the school vision of Encourage, Challenge, Succeed.  The successful candidate will work in the Science department and beyond supporting real deep change and sustainable practice in the school.  

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be.  We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all.  The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest.    

If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.  If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the School Office on 020 8498 5110.  

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk  

Closing date for receipt of applications:  12 Noon 21st May 2018 

Indicative date for interviews: week commencing 21st May 2018  

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.    

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 4985110
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