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 the Deaf

 MPS/UPS - the Governors will be reviewing the policy for SEND points and so this post may have an additional SEND point

Commencing September 2022

 

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. An external SEND review (January 2022) concluded that ‘The school is providing very good provision for the pupils with SEN.’ 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.

 

Heathcote Deaf Support Department is a long-established resourced provision within the school that has seen increasing recognition within the Borough and beyond.  We are looking for an experienced Teacher of the Deaf to teach our 16 deaf learners and ensure ambitious progress for these pupils. We aim to provide the best of both worlds, education alongside hearing peers as well as opportunities for specialist teaching, intervention and support as well as the benefits of a deaf peer group.  Day to day our deaf pupils are educated with their hearing peers, and gain access to the mainstream curriculum wherever and whenever possible.  Support staff, including communication support workers, from the DSD work with subject teachers to aid them to include the deaf learners in their lesson. Teachers of the Deaf are responsible for assessing and monitoring the deaf pupil’s language, literacy and communication skills using specialist assessments and this information to inform the planning of specialist 1:1 or small group sessions to target the specific needs of the learners.  Please read the person specification carefully to ensure that you meet the requirements of the role.

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 North East London School Teaching Hub, Seven Kings Teaching Alliance 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. We encourage you to visit the school before making an application and please contact us on the below email if you wish to do so.

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 Wednesday 31st August 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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Teacher of Design Technology

MPS/UPS

 Ofsted Good – 2018

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 looking for a qualified and talented Teacher of Design Technology to teach across the ability range to GCSE and A Level from September 2022.  You will be working with and be supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders. The successful candidate will work within the DT department and should be able to offer a range of DT subjects at Key Stage 3 and specific specialism beyond this. DT offers a carousel of opportunities at Key Stage 3 and many pupils take up specialist pathways at Key Stage 4 and 5, including following very successful courses in professional construction practice and designing the built environment, which provide unique opportunities for pupils to gain experiences and take up careers in these industries. We have strong links with Barratt Developments, Gardiner and Theobald, ISG and LLDC who provide work experience for our pupils. There are many enrichment and extra-curricula opportunities on offer at all levels, including projects with Barratt Developments and TfL. The department is also supported by experienced technicians.

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. 

 

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.  We encourage you to visit the school before making an application and please contact us on the below email if you wish to do so.

 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 at 9am. Please do contact the school as soon as you can if you are interested.

 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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