Deputy Headteacher (Head of Secondary)

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £70,713 - £77,643
Location: George Mitchell All-Through School
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 17/09/2021 at 17:00
Reference: SCH/21/164117

We are looking for an exceptional leader to join our senior leadership team in the secondary phase. If you are a highly committed, motivated and passionate teacher who can lead by example, this is a unique opportunity to take a proactive role in our journey to becoming an outstanding school.

George Mitchell School is aspiring to be an outstanding school, and we welcome colleagues who want to join us, and our students, on that journey. Behaviour for Learning is very good, and there is an enthusiastic emphasis on good outcomes for our students who hail from a richly diverse area, with many ethnic groups and languages represented. This, along with our brand new buildings and large outside spaces make George Mitchell a fantastic place to work.

We are very much a community school at the heart of a local neighbourhood, and we provide a haven in which our children feel safe, valued and happy. Each child at George Mitchell is special and we do our utmost to ensure that each student is given every opportunity to learn and succeed.

We are committed to the task of continuing to raise standards and have a comprehensive induction programme and excellent professional development opportunities. Benefiting from a P8 score above +.5 for the past three years reflects our ambition of providing the best possible education to all.

George Mitchell is committed to supporting the well-being of our staff, offering:

  • Extended October half term
  • Non-meetings weeks throughout the year to support with reducing workload
  • Staff yoga, staff badminton and other opportunities to learn new skills
  • School theatre trips with free teacher tickets
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • New catering facility with a variety of healthy meals discounted for staff
  • Personalised CPD programme
  • Team building whole staff sessions
  • An appraisal system offering opportunities to develop your own career progression

We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Clearance

For more information please refer to the application pack on our website or contact Adeel Hussain, HR Manager on 020 8539 6198 or e-mail adeel.hussain@georgemitchellschool.co.uk

Completed application forms should be returned to adeel.hussain@georgemitchellschool.co.uk  by end of day on Friday 17th September 2021. Interviews to be held from 23rd to 24th September 2021.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed