Current Support Staff Vacancies

“Pupils are 'polite' and 'feel safe and cared for'. They cite 'excellent relationships' with teachers.”

Ofsted 2018 - Current rating: Good

 

"...Heathcote School and Science College were also above average, performing 0.18 better than others with similar results."

Waltham Forest Guardian, 15th February 2018

 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision. The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is built on and for the school to become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential. In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.

 

The School Improvement Plan focuses on four key areas: 

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
  • Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress. 

Please see below for details of job opportunities with us at Heathcote School. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Heather Fleetwood in the School Main Office.

 

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and therefore candidates may be invited for interview before the specified date below. Heathcote School & Science College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. Successful candidates for any post will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 

Current Support Vacancies

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DT Technician

Scale 3, Point 5 – 6 £10,373-£10,544 (Actual)

17.5 hours per week, Term Time Only + Insets 44.86 weeks (8-11.30am Mon-Fri)

Commencing as soon as possible

 

Heathcote School (11 – 18) has an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible local education for young people in Waltham Forest. We are determined to continue to improve the life-chances of our most vulnerable pupils. As an inclusive school we thrive for all pupils to reach their full potential and embracing diversity is one of our key strengths. Heathcote has undergone a successful transformational journey over the last 5 years and key performance indicators are strong in many areas, including being over-subscribed for the first time in Year 7 for 2022. External reviews in 2021 have highlighted our ‘clear positive vision’ and ‘significant safeguarding strengths.’ This is an exciting time to be at a school in an impressive setting and a school-wide commitment to ensure that the pandemic does not prevent the ambition and success of our pupils and staff. Staff feedback is very positive about working in our school.

 

We are looking for an experienced DT Technician to be part of a team of technicians supporting both DT staff and students at key stages 3-5. The primary role will be to prepare materials and resources and provide professional technical support to enhance the delivery of the curriculum by the DT department.  The DT department is a strong department who work collaboratively and are fully supportive of both staff and students.  The ideal candidate should have experience working with basic machinery such as a bandsaw, circular saw, planer and router etc.   The working hours will be 8:00-11:00 Monday to Friday.

 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.

 We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use anonymised-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

If you are interested, please see below for application forms and further information. 

 Job Description

Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Friday 24th February 2023 at 9am

 Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application 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.

 

 

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Casual Communication Support Worker

Scale 6, Point 18 (£16.35 per hour)

Commencing as soon as possible

 

Heathcote School (11 – 18) has an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible local education for young people in Waltham Forest. We are determined to continue to improve the life-chances of our most vulnerable pupils. As an inclusive school we thrive for all pupils to reach their full potential and embracing diversity is one of our key strengths. Heathcote has undergone a successful transformational journey over the last 5 years and key performance indicators are strong in many areas, including being over-subscribed for the first time in Year 7 for 2022. External reviews in 2021 have highlighted our ‘clear positive vision’ and ‘significant safeguarding strengths.’ This is an exciting time to be at a school in an impressive setting and a school-wide commitment to ensure that the pandemic does not prevent the ambition and success of our pupils and staff. Staff feedback is very positive about working in our school.

 

We are looking to recruit a Casual Communication Support Worker to work alongside our Teacher of the Deaf and our mainstream teachers to provide communication and learning support to deaf pupils at Heathcote secondary school in classes and other school activities e.g. school trips, assemblies, productions, parents’ evenings, meetings etc.  This will be on a casual basis as and when on a zero hour contract.

 Heathcote Deaf Support Department (DSD) is a specialist department in the school that has space for up to 13 deaf learners. At Heathcote deaf students spend most of their time in mainstream lessons with their hearing peers. Our students receive an individual package of in-class support from specialist staff and can use up to date technologies in order to access their lessons. Our students are also able to have specialist small group or one-one teaching in the department. We aim to create a ‘family’, friendly environment in the department and the deaf students know that this is their quiet, safe space that they can come to whenever they need help or support. In a large mainstream school this can be very important for some learners. The students come before school to collect radio aids and to get support with their hearing aids or cochlear implants. Students can come to lunchtime friendship clubs and after school to homework club.

 

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work, and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow and develop collaboratively, within school and with local schools, to be the best they can be.  We are working to raise standards in a ‘high challenge, low threat’ way and enable robust systems which ensure consistency in all areas and encourage growth and development for all. We are part of the North East London School Teaching Hub, Seven Kings Teaching Alliance, and the West Essex Teaching School Alliance. The school has excellent resources and an impressive, 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.

 We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use anonymised-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

If you are interested, please see below for application forms and further information. 

 Job Description & Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Friday 24th February 2023 at 9am

Indicative date for interviews:  TBC

 Please note:  applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application 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.

 

 

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Pastoral Manager/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

S02 Point 26-28 (£30,570-£32,150Actual) Subject to moderation by the LA

36hrs/45.26 weeks, Term Time Only + INSET Days

 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School with an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible education for all young people in Waltham Forest – we are highly inclusive and our diversity is our strength.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.  This is an exciting time to be at a school in a stunning setting with unlimited potential and a school wide commitment to ensure that the pandemic does not prevent the ambition and success of our pupils and staff, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Staff feedback is very positive about working in our school.

We are looking for an experienced leader to effectively manage the Inclusion team.  The successful candidate will work closely with pupils to ensure the school’s policies and systems are adhered to ensuring their engagement and success in school.  You will also act as a Deputy DSL in support of the Assistant Headteacher who is Designated Safeguarding Lead within school.  This is a permanent post on a term time only contract.  The successful candidate will be a first point of contact in the day to day responses to safeguarding concerns or incidents and will be responsible for triaging and organising the pastoral team to ensure effective, impactful and informed actions are taken in relation to behaviors and incidents that require intervention.

 

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.

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use anonymised-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

If you are interested, please see below for application forms and further information. 

Job Description

Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk. Due to these unprecedented times, we will make a decision about how to manage the selection process in liaison with shortlisted parties.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  20th February 2023 at 9am

 Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application 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.

 

 

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Pastoral/ Behaviour Assistant

Scale 5 Point 12-16 (£24,025-£25,917 Actual)

36hrs/45.05 weeks, Term Time Only + INSET Days

 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School with an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible education for all young people in Waltham Forest – we are highly inclusive and our diversity is our strength.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.  This is an exciting time to be at a school in a stunning setting with unlimited potential and a school wide commitment to ensure that the pandemic does not prevent the ambition and success of our pupils and staff, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Staff feedback is very positive about working in our school.

 

We are looking for a Pastoral Assistant to effectively support the Inclusion team.  The successful candidate will work closely with pupils to ensure the school’s policies and systems are adhered to ensuring their engagement and success in school.  This is a permanent post on a term time only contract.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Pastoral Lead and Head of Year to support in raising standards across year groups.

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.

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use anonymised-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

If you are interested, please see below for application forms and further information. 

Job Description

Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk. Due to these unprecedented times, we will make a decision about how to manage the selection process in liaison with shortlisted parties.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  20th February 2023 at 9am

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application 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.

 

 

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Teaching Assistant

Scale 4, Point 7 to 11 (£19,141 to £20,431 – actual salary)

31.25 hours per week, term time only + INSETS (44.86 weeks)

 (To commence as soon as possible)

 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School with an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible education for all young people in Waltham Forest – we are highly inclusive and our diversity is our strength.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.  This is an exciting time to be at a school in a stunning setting with unlimited potential and a school wide commitment to ensure that the pandemic does not prevent the ambition and success of our pupils and staff, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Staff feedback is very positive about working in our school.

 

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work with a range of pupils with SEND across the school.  The daily working hours are 8:30-15:30 on Monday, 8:30-15:15 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8:30- 15:00 on Friday with a 30 minute lunch break each day.

The successful candidate will be a strong practitioner who understands the demands of pupils with a wide range of special needs, liaising with teachers to establish an appropriate learning environment for those pupils requiring support.  You will be working with Our SENDCO who is absolutely committed to the professional growth of TAs and the development of a forward looking and happy team. The position may suit those with a desire to develop a career as a teacher. 

 

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:

Encourage

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.

 Challenge

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.

 Succeed

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 and the West Essex Teaching School Alliance and has strong links with other local schools. 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. Staff are friendly and events take place out of school, such as the Three Peaks Challenge, planned for this summer.

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use anonymised-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

If you are interested, please see below for application forms and further information. 

Job Description

Person Specification

DBS Guidance

Equal Opportunities Statement

Application Form (PDF Version)

Application Form (Word Version)

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  20th February 2023 at 9am

Indicative date for interviews:  TBC

Please note:  applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application 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.

 

 

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