Current Teaching Staff Vacancies
Are you looking for a challenge in a school that is committed to the development of learning and teaching ensuring true collaboration in a high challenge, low threat environment?
“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.
Current Teaching Vacancies
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Teacher of Business Studies
Commencing September 2021
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 qualified and talented Teacher of Business Studies to teach across the ability range to GCSE, BTEC and A Level. You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders.
We welcome applications from newly qualified or more experienced teachers that can demonstrate ambition, passion and impact whatever their journey so far. As an NQT or Beginner Teacher at Heathcote School, you will be supported by experienced colleagues on a range of issues relating to planning, teaching and assessing with a dedicated mentor and a skills development programme that will provide you with the experience required to be a successful practitioner in education.
You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders.
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.”
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 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 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. If you wish to speak to someone or visit us please contact Heather Fleetwood, HR Manager on 0208 498 5128.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am on Monday 10th May 2021
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.