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Assistant Headteacher

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
L5 – L9 (Outer London)
Coppermill Primary School, Edward Road, Walthamstow, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/05/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Assistant Headteacher

Job start September 2019

Coppermill Primary is a culturally diverse school based in Walthamstow, with a total of 285 pupils on role including our 36 nursery places.

We pride ourselves as a well ordered, harmonious community with high expectations and high standards of work and behaviour. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to use their abilities to the full through a broad, balanced and creative curriculum.

The Governors are seeking a dynamic, ambitious, committed and enthusiastic Assistant Headteacher who will lead and inspire staff. The Assistant Headteacher will work closely with the Headteacher, the Senior Leadership team and Governors to ensure high quality learning for all our children.

Coppermill has excellent transport links and is located within walking distance from Blackhorse Road underground station, on the Victoria line, and St James Street over ground station which has a direct link to Liverpool Street station.

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who:
• Is an excellent classroom practitioner
• Can lead, motivate, inspire and challenge
• Has a dynamic and enthusiastic approach with the vision to collaboratively lead the school
• Is approachable with excellent communication skills and a passion for teaching
• Has proven leadership and management skills
• Is proactive, analytical and self-reflective
• Can use their passion and commitment to make a real difference for children in our school

In return we can offer:
• A committed and supportive team aiming for excellence
• Children who are happy and eager to learn
• A commitment to high quality professional development
• A supportive and encouraging Governing Body
• A role which will provide challenge and breadth and help you develop further Leadership skills
• Council staff benefits including the Cycle Scheme.

Application information
Application forms available online

Please email completed application forms to

Tours of the school for potential candidates are available. Please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time. Please also visit the school website

Closing date: Saturday 18th May 2019

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 20th May 2019
Coppermill Primary School
Edward Road
E17 6PB
Tel: 020 8520 6267

Equal Opportunities

Any offer of employment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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