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Assistant Headteacher

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£56,900 to £62,438 pa
Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/05/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES


Assistant Headteacher

Leadership scale 13 – 17 (£56,900 to £62,438pa)

Commencing September 2019


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 dynamic and inspirational leader to be part of the team that helps drive the school to the next stage of its development.  In particular, this role is key to ensuring that right from application to the school, pupils and parents/carers have the best experience possible both in and out of the classroom. This includes the pivotal task of managing pupil leadership in school, ensuring meaningful and exciting extra curricula and work-related experiences, developing links with parents/carers and leading the Key Stage 3 Pupil Passport. The role will also include the Line management of PSHCRE and the PSHCRE Co-ordinator. This is a new role so we are keen to find someone with the drive and vision to turn this into a practical reality and develop outstanding practice in these innovative areas.


We wish to appoint an experienced, motivated and passionate leader who can inspire other leaders and staff to grow and develop to the best.  You must be an experienced Middle or Senior Leader (at least 3 years) with looking for a challenge and rapid growth and development.  As part of our commitment to staff well-being and flexible working we will consider applications from candidates who wish to work part time.


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:



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.



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.




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 where you will find application forms and further information.  If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Headteacher’s PA on 0208 498 5111.


Completed application forms should be emailed to


Closing Date for receipt of applications:  Tuesday 21st May 12pm

Visits to the school: Weds 15th and Fri 17th May at 8:15am

Date for interview:  Friday 24th May 2019 


Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early if we get a high number of applications and as such encourage applicants to submit as soon as possible.


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.

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