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RS/PHSCRE Teacher

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Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£27,596 - £43,348 pro rata
Location:
Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London,
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
32.5 hours per week. Full time or Part time.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
25/10/2019 at 09:00 AM
Reference:
SCH/19/111436
Vacancy Description

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment.

We are looking for a candidate or candidates to teach PHSCRE and RS, we are also reviewing our curriculum for September 2020 and there may be scope to also teach P4C (Philosophy for Children) next year.  You will be working with a team of strong teachers and leaders and your own professional development will be fully supported.  Please do contact the Headteacher directly if you wish to discuss the role further.

Ofsted (September 2018)

“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.” 

“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.” 

“Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”

Our Values:

Encourage

We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.

Challenge

We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.

Succeed

We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.

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.  We are part of the Seven Kings teaching Alliance, PixL and the West Essex Teaching School Alliance. The school has excellent resources and a stunning, spacious site on the edge of Epping Forest including a staff car park and surrounding roads that do not require a parking permit.   We are also a 15 minute walk from Chingford Station which has great links into the City.

If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.  We would also welcome visits to the school or to discuss the role over the phone.  If you wish to speak to someone or visit us please contact Emma Hillman, Headteacher on 0208 498 5110.

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

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. 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  9am on Friday 25th October

Interviews to be held: w/c 28th October 2019

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.



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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.