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“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 (2017 – 2020) 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.

 

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Finance Manager

Scale P03 Point 32-35 (£38,385 to £41,586)

36 hours per week, Permanent Full Time 52 week contract

Commencing September 2022

 

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 currently seeking an experienced Finance Manager to support our School Business Director on planning and budgeting, to manage all financial and accounting operations, systems, controls and reporting, to manage payroll, and line manage staff in the support team.

The successful candidate will ideally be CCAB qualified (i.e. ACA, ACCA CIMA or CIPFA) or minimum AAT qualification with strong communication and managements skills. Proven experience of strategic planning, budget monitoring, cash management and forecasting are essential as is the ability to work independently, demonstrating initiative.  We are looking for someone who is motivated to succeed and keen to add value to this pivotal role in managing the schools financial processing procedures.

 

This role is currently full time, 52 weeks per year with starting annual leave entitlement of 28 days which will increase to 31 days after 5 years continuous service.  We will consider requests for alternative working hours such as term time plus 3 weeks, please indicate this on your application.

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:  15th June 2022 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 (£17,476 to £18,766 – actual salary)

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

One permanent position and one Up to 12 months Maternity Cover position
(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 two Teaching Assistants to work with a range of pupils with SEND across the school.  One post being permanent and one being a temporary maternity cover position up to 12 months.

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.

 

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: 8th July 2022 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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Lead Therapist

 S02, Point 26-28 (£11,533 to £12,170 per year depending on experience- pay level subject to moderation by the local Authority)

14.5 hours/ 2 days per week (8-4pm with 45 min lunch)

45.26 weeks per year (TTO + INSETS)

 

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.  Recent external reviews have given us extremely positive feedback including our ‘clear positive vision’ and ‘significant safeguarding strengths. 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 Lead Therapist to continue expanding the counselling and therapy service at Heathcote by offering training placements for therapists and counsellors.  As lead therapist you will ensure a high quality counselling service is provided to students who are experiencing a wide range of emotional problems.

 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 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.

 

 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. 

 Closing date for receipt of applications:  9am on Monday 11th July 2022

Interviews to be held: TBC

 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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Social, Emotional and Mental Health Manager

P02, point 29 – 32 (£30,812 to £33,320 actual salary)

36 hours per week, term time only 45.26 weeks, TTO + INSETS (Fixed Term 1 Year)

Commencing September 2022

 

We are looking to recruit a qualified and talented SEMH Manager to oversee our OAK provision for SEMH pupils. This is an exciting time to join Heathcote to continue the delivery of the provision in partnership with the Local Authority to support pupils, not just within Heathcote but also within the wider borough.  Pupils that join the programme will be supported for 12 weeks with the aim to support them to be reintroduced to mainstream education with improved mental health and wellbeing to enable them to learn to their fullest and achieve their full potential.  The provision is run from a designated area within the new building we have on site whilst still being connected with all the resources available within the main school.  You will have line management responsibilities for the pastoral support officers, pupil therapists and CAHMS worker. You will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the Oak provision.  As part of this you will need to lead, coordinate, deliver and evaluate a range of therapeutic interventions which support pupils with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs, who are attending the OAK provision or the mainstream school. The objective of the interventions is to support pupils and help them reintegrate back into school or a more suited provision if necessary.

 

The successful candidate will have proven management experience and will need to be able to build strong relationships with a range of key stakeholders such as parents, children, schools and agencies.  This will be essential in order to create bespoke plans to support pupils referred, to return to the mainstream.   The role is a fixed term post for one year initially but we hope this will continue further subject to funding which is due to be reviewed before the end of the academic year 2022-23.

 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.

 

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 blind-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: Monday 11th July 2022 at 9am

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 14th July 2022

 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.  Please also note due to this being a new provision the JD is currently subject to evaluation and therefore may be subject to changes.

 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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Administration Assistant

Scale 4, Point 7 to 11 (£20,132 to £21,619 actual pro rata salary)

36 hours per week, 44.86 weeks

Term time only + INSET Days – 195 days

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 Administration Assistant to provide high quality general administrative support within our school main office as directed by the School Office Manager and other school staff.  The role will be wide and varied including taking general telephone enquiries, inputting data entry on the school database Arbor, and using Word and Excel to keep logs and type correspondence as required.  In addition to this, the role will also be part of rota to cover reception and First Aid.  The successful applicant should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be well organised, and be flexible in their approach to contribute and be part of a busy operational function within the school.  Previous experience of an administration role and confidence in using Word and Excel would be extremely desirable.

 

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 Guidance

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:  4th July 2022 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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