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Head Teacher

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
L18-24 £65,038 - £74,816
Greenleaf Primary School
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. 1 FTE.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
09/03/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: L18-24 £65,038 – £74,816

Contract term: Permanent

Start date : September 2020


Greenleaf Primary School is a two form entry community school situated within a dynamic and aspirational, ethnically and religiously diverse community in Walthamstow, East London. We are proud of our pupils’ excellent attainment and progress and their enthusiastic approach to learning and developing as responsible citizens of the future. We are also proud to be oversubscribed year on year and rated outstanding by OFSTED but we are not complacent. We constantly seek to improve our practice and to make Greenleaf an even better place to learn and to work.

The children are the heart of our school and the sense of community, energy and desire to learn are key to our success at Greenleaf. We provide inspirational, inclusive and excellent learning in a vibrant, fun environment to create self-confident and respectful pupils who are proud of themselves, their school and their role in the wider community. 

Our Headtecher is retiring at the end of this academic year after 9 years in post. To replace her we are seeking someone who is:

·      dynamic, energetic and ambitious;

·      proactive and organised;

·      creative and innovative in continuing and extending our enrichment opportunities;

·      committed to working with the local community and ensuring that the diversity within Greenleaf is celebrated;

·      engaging and enthusiastic in nurturing others;

·      enthusiastic about working with other schools in the local area, with a vision beyond the school; 

·      resilient and able to deal with complexity and challenge.


We can offer you:

  • a highly regarded and vibrant school, extremely popular in its community and oversubscribed

·      a talented, supportive and highly committed staff dedicated to making Greenleaf a fun and exciting place to learn and work. 

·      confident, culturally aware and well behaved children who are eager to learn and feel a sense of belonging and community at Greenleaf;

·      a diverse, supportive and knowledgeable Governing Body who are keen to see the school build on its strong ethos and foundations;


We welcome visits to the school and guided tours will be provided on:

·      Tuesday 25 February at 2pm

·      Wednesday 26 February at 9:30am

·      Friday 28 February at 2pm

Please contact to book your visit.


Closing date for applications: 9 March 2020 at 12 noon

Shortlisted candidate to be notified: 17 March 2020

Interviews and assessments: 24 and 25 March 2020  


Greenleaf Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. References will be requested for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview and the successful applicant will be required to apply for a disclosure and barring certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Further information about the DBS can be found at

Thank you for showing interest in our school.

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.