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Head of Science – Curriculum Leader

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,596-£43,348 + TLR 1b
George Mitchell All-Through School
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/05/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

George Mitchell All-through School (3-16)
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Saeed Hussain – Headteacher
Farmer Road Leyton London E10 5DN
Tel : 020 8539 6198

Head of Science – Curriculum Leader

Required for September 2019
Roll: 600
Age range: 11-16

George Mitchell School – Consistently in the Top 10 Nationally for progress

2018 Progress 8 score +.61

We are looking for an exceptional leader to take on the leadership of our Science department at George Mitchell All-through School. If you are a highly committed, motivated and passionate teacher who can lead by example, this is a unique opportunity to build an outstanding department.

George Mitchell School is aspiring to be an outstanding school, and we welcome colleagues who want to join us, and our students, on that journey. Behaviour for Learning is very good, and there is an enthusiastic emphasis on good outcomes for our students who hail from a richly diverse area, with many ethnic groups and languages represented. This, along with our brand new buildings and large outside spaces make George Mitchell a fantastic place to work.

We are very much a community school at the heart of a local neighbourhood, and we provide a haven in which our children feel safe, valued and happy. Each child at George Mitchell is special and we do our utmost to ensure that each student is given every opportunity to learn and succeed.

We are committed to the task of continuing to raise standards and have a comprehensive induction programme and excellent professional development opportunities.  Benefiting from a P8 score above +.5 for the past three years reflects our ambition of providing the best possible education to all.

George Mitchell is committed to supporting the well-being of our staff, offering:

  • Extended October half term
  • Non-meetings weeks throughout the year to support with reducing workload
  • Staff yoga, staff badminton and other opportunities to learn new skills
  • School theatre trips with free teacher tickets
  • New catering facility with a variety of healthy meals discounted for staff
  • Personalised CPD programme
  • Team building whole staff sessions
  • An appraisal system offering opportunities to develop your own career progression

We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Clearance

For more information and an application pack please see our website or contact Adeel Hussain, HR Manager on 020 9539 6198 or e-mail

We reserve the right to close this job vacancy prior to the advertised closing date, should we feel we have found a suitable candidate. Therefore early application is advised.

Completed application forms should be returned or e-mailed to Adeel Hussain by 12pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

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.