Deputy Headteacher

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £79,489.00 - £87,316.00
Location: Walthamstow School For Girls, Church Hill, Walthamstow, London ,
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 23/04/2021 at 09:00 AM
Reference: SCH/21/147716

Walthamstow School for Girls is a wonderful place to work, learn, teach and lead.  We are passionate about education being a vehicle for promoting equality for all and our mission is to empower young women to become leaders of the future. 

The school achieves exceptional outcomes and has consistently been in the top 10% of schools nationally for its progress, as well as being judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in all categories in 2018.   We have recently been designated as the new Teaching School hub for Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Haringey, which brings with it a number of exciting possibilities for system leadership.  Not satisfied with our success to date, we continue to seek challenge and improvement.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Deputy Headteacher, following the recent appointment of our current Deputy to a Headship position.   You will be a strategic thinker and team-player who is committed to making a difference to the life chances of all children.   Your flexible, solution-focused approach to leadership will help to add value to our committed and enthusiastic team of senior leaders.  Working with the new headteacher and supported by a skilled and experienced team of staff, this is a unique opportunity for a dynamic leader to help to lead this exceptional school forward to the next phase in its development.

We are looking for:

  • An inspirational teacher and leader
  • Someone with a clear strategic vision who can communicate their ideas with clarity and has the interpersonal skills to take people with them
  • A commitment to developing and maintaining the highest standards
  • Someone who has a strong track record of raising achievement and sustaining improvement
  • Emotional intelligence and a sense of humour, even when under pressure.

We would love to welcome you to our school.  If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mandy Madhani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8509 9447.

For a recruitment pack and further details, please contact the school on 020 8509 9447. Alternatively, you can download an application form and details from the school

Completed application forms should be returned by email to Mandy Madhani at Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date:       Friday 23rd April 2021 (9.00am)

Walthamstow School for Girls is committed to Safer Recruitment practices and procedures.


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

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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