Lead Teacher English Key Stage 3, 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: TMS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4,444)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES  

Lead Teacher English Key Stage 3 – TMS / UPS + TLR 2b (£4,444) 

Commencing September 2018  

Are you looking for a challenge in a school that is committed to the development of learning and teaching ensuring true collaboration in a high challenge, low threat environment?  

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 qualified and talented Key Stage 3 Lead - English (Mainscale / UPS + TLR 2b) to teach across the ability and age range from September 2018.  You will be working closely with other postholders to ensure that gaps are narrowed rapidly in Key Stage 3 and pupils have a challenging and exciting curriculum that stretches and challenges everyone to experience and enjoy both the romance and rigour of English. You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders.  The English department is a very strong department and results in 2017 at GCSE and A Level were significantly above the national average.   Our English teachers work collegiately to support each other, develop resources and ensure pupils achieve to the best of their potential.     

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 25th May 2018

Indicative dates for interviews: week commencing 29th 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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More about Heathcote School & Science College
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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