Deputy Head

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £79,076-£86,826
Location: Lammas School and Sixth Form. 150 Seymour Road, Leyton, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 22/02/2024 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/24/270383

Deputy Head

The Griffin Schools Trust is a unique family of schools in the Midlands, London and the South East united in building great schools on the three pillars of Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement.

Our single most important mission is to provide the conditions for children to discover who they are and then to go on confidently to take their places in society and to make a personal difference through the use of their talents. We will never teach children to know their places.

The Trust now seeks a Deputy Head for:

Lammas School (c 690 on roll)

150 Seymour Road, Leyton, London E10 7LX

Salary L20-24 Outer London

Lammas School has a proud history and now is looking for a Deputy Head who will galvanise the whole staff team to challenge students further, to use their own high level subject knowledge, well-honed practice and wider interests to make school a great place to be for students and staff alike.

Standards are firmly on the agenda, but our mission is much broader and includes to become a beacon of Great secondary provision and the school of choice for our two local Outstanding Griffin Schools Trust Primary Schools.

How to apply

Great leaders come from all sorts of backgrounds and in all shapes and sizes. You could currently be in the independent, international or UK state sector. We will consider your application in the context of your values and track record.

Please research the Trust and the school and tell us in no more than two sides of A4 what you have achieved so far in leading Teaching and Learning, the development of community and why you should join the Lammas School leadership team.

Please also attach a full CV with the names and contact details of two referees addressed to Carla Kenny to

Closing date Thursday 22 February 2024, midday.

Interviews will be held on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th February 2024.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. It is our duty to conduct online searches of all potential candidates, keeping in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.  

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