Subject Lead – Art and Photography

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £34,514 – £51,179
Location: Connaught School for Girls. Dyers Hall Road, Leytonstone, London E11 4AE
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 17/05/2024 at 15:30
Reference: SCH/24/279522

Dyers Hall Road



E11 4AE

Headteacher:  Mr Alex Silk



☎                     020 8539 3029

Fax                   020 8558 3827






Subject Leader of Art and Photography

Main Professional Grade M1 – UPR 3, Outer London + TLR 2a Allowance

Required – September 2024



You are invited to apply to join our successful multicultural four form entry school for girls aged 11 – 16 which was graded “Good” by Ofsted in October 2019.


We are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational individual to lead our Art department. The ideal candidate will strive to raise attainment through high expectations and high challenge.  You should be a well-qualified and experienced Art graduate who has the inspiration and enthusiasm to succeed.  If you have a passion for learning and believe that you can lead our Art department and can secure excellent outcomes, we would welcome your application.


Connaught School for Girls is an over-subscribed school in Leytonstone, East London.


Being a small, secondary school enables us to offer students a personalised learning experience:


  • We are a high achieving school producing excellent rates of student progression and examination results
  • We are fully committed to girls’ education as we believe the girls thrive and develop in a single sex environment
  • Standards of student behaviour is outstanding
  • Our school ethos is one of inclusivity and high expectations


If you think this is the post for you, please go to our website for further details and an application pack.  Applications should be sent to


Candidates are invited to contact Ingrid Blanc to arrange for an informal tour of the school which does not form part of the shortlist procedures. 


In line with our Safeguarding Policy and commitment to promoting the welfare of our students, this appointment will be subject to DBS check, Social Media check and satisfactory references.


The closing date for applications is 3.30 p.m. on Friday 17th May 2024 and interviews will be held on Friday 24th May 2024.

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

How to apply

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