Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Leadership Scale L37 – L43 £105,509 - £120,513
Location: Highams Park School, 34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 04/07/2022 at 16:00
Reference: SCH/22/200242

January 2023 start

Salary: Leadership Scale L37-L43 (Currently) - £105,509 - £120,513

This is an incredibly unique opportunity to lead a local school during the next stage of its development as it moves into new state of the art buildings.  Highams Park is a well-respected, successful and popular 11-18 fully comprehensive single Academy Trust (1500 on roll). The forward thinking and supportive Board of Trustees are now seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and collaborative leader.  They must be committed to ensuring students and staff have the opportunity to achieve their personal best both educationally and morally.

We want a “can do” Principal for our school, who:

  • has the ability to balance the expectations of the highest educational standards with a determination to continually develop learning for students, staff and the local community.
  • consistently models support and respect for others and provides opportunities for students to develop their own spiritual and moral capacities alongside an appreciation of their own and other cultures.
  • champions a cheerful, fair, honest and hard- working ethos where all members of the community are supported to enable them to play an active role in a caring, safe, thriving and healthy community.
  • has a proven record as a resilient, creative, successful and strategic senior leader with excellent interpersonal skills, adept at communicating confidently to a range of audiences.
  • embodies the school’s core values and continues to strive to fulfil our vision ‘Success through our Endeavours’.

 Please email the HR Manager, Mrs Sharon Croft via  or go to our website for further information.

 Please complete our application form which can be downloaded from our website and return to the PA to the Principal, Mrs Gina Deen at  by Monday, 4th July 2022 at 4pm. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 12th July 2022 and Wednesday, 13th July 2022.  The school community welcomes you to make a pre-application visit.  If you wish to make an informal visit to the school, please contact Mrs Deen on her direct line 0208 501 9434 or via her email.

 Safeguarding children

We are committed to the safeguarding of our students through our recruitment and school practices; all jobs are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.

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