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Head of History

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Colworth Road, Leytonstone, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week. full time.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/05/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Leytonstone School

Head of History

Pay Range: MPS & UPS 1 – 6 (inclusive of Outer London Allowance) plus TLR 2a (TLR 2b for exceptional candidate)
Start date: September 2019 Contract term/type: Permanent (Full Time)

The Governing Body and Headteacher of the highest attaining school in Waltham Forest seek to appoint an excellent Head of History. You will be leading a creative, dedicated team who have worked hard to raise attainment in History to amongst the best in our borough. The next stage in our journey as a school is to be counted amongst the best in the country – and that’s where you come in.

You will play a key role in the development of this school as we continue to raise standards and move from Good to Outstanding. We have a fantastic student body who excel academically, in sports, and the arts. We have a rich offer of development, with bespoke training for Middle Leaders and early closure on Wednesday so that the afternoon can be dedicated to CPD. Our staff have strong moral purpose, work well together, and create a culture that is collaborative, professional and supportive.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a dynamic and creative approach to teaching, a passion for the subject, and the necessary skills and vision to enhance further the excellent teaching and learning within the department. You will have the ability to provide clear, effective guidance to colleagues, developing their teaching practice as well as maximising standards of student achievement across the History department.

To apply for this post, please read the Job Description and complete the application form. Personal statements should be no more than 1 side of A4. Statements should address the job specification directly. Please ensure that any gaps in employment are explained.

Leytonstone School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer. Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage.

Closing date is on 20th May 2019
Interviews will be carried out on Thursday 23rd May 2019

For an application pack and further details please either go to the school website or e-mail
All completed applications should be returned to the above email address, FAO Lisa Nathan the Office Manager.

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.