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 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 Textiles

MPS/UPS

Ofsted Good – 2018

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 a qualified and talented Teacher of Textiles to teach pupils about fashion, soft-furnishings and toy design at KS3 and support pupils with their coursework at KS4.  You will be working with and be supported by an experienced and enthusiastic team. DT offers a carousel of subjects at Key Stage 3 and many pupils take up specialist pathways at Key Stage 4 and 5. Opportunities to extend pupil’s learning outside of the classroom in this subject are available and pupils enjoy this subject and the experience it provides.  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:  31st January 2023 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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Teacher of Food Technology

MPS/UPS

 Ofsted Good – 2018

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 a qualified and talented teacher of Food Technology to teach KS3 cooking skills and our KS4 GCSE classes. 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 will support pupils to understand how to plan and cook meals that are tasty and nutritious. Pupils enjoy the practical experiences that DT and in particular a Food-based education provides them, and the successful teacher will be supported by an experienced Food Technician in a newly refurbished food kitchen.  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: 31st January 2023 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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Teacher of Product Design (Resistant Materials)

MPS/UPS

 Ofsted Good – 2018

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 a qualified and talented Teacher of Product Design (Resistant Materials) within the Design Technology Department to teach across the ability range to GCSE and A Level.  You will be working with and be supported by an enthusiastic team. The successful candidate will work within the DT department and should be able to offer a practical education using a range of tools and equipment. 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 our A-level Product Design course where they get the opportunity to create their own product and project portfolio for assessment. There are many enrichment and extra-curricula opportunities on offer at all levels, including projects with external professional organisations. 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:  31st January 2023 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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History Teacher

MPS/UPS

 Ofsted Good – 2018

Commencing September 2023

 

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 History which is a popular subject at KS4 and KS5.  History is based within our new Humanities building, alongside Geography and PIE.  You will work alongside a talented and highly committed staff team.  The department consists of a Department Lead and two full time Teachers one of which is relocating.

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 20th February 2023 at 9am. Please do contact the school as soon as you can if you are interested.

 Interviews to take place on Friday 3rd March 2023

 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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Maths Teacher

MPS/UPS

Ofsted Good – 2018

Commencing September 2023

 

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 Maths to teach across the ability range to GCSE, and A Level. You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders, including a Director of Maths, Second in Maths, and a Key Stage 3 and 5 Lead. The Maths department has made significant progress over the last few years and results are on their way to be in line with the excellent English results. Staff are collaborative and visionary and report well-being as being very positive. We seek an enthusiastic individual who is ambitious and would be interested developing their role in the department, somebody who is data savvy, and is skilled at making Maths accessible to all.

 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:  19th February 2023.

 Interviews to take place on Friday 24th February 2023

 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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Head of RE with whole school responsibility for Philosophy, Identity and Ethics (PSHE)

MPS/UPS +TLR 1a £8,737

 Ofsted Good – 2018

Commencing September 2023

 

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 seeking to appoint an innovative, solution focused and inspirational Department Lead to continue the excellent work of our current leader who has recently changed role within school. This role will involve teaching in the main RE and the ideal candidate will have the ability to teach PIE also.  The successful post holder will lead on RE and will be responsible for the PIE (PSHE) curriculum delivery across the school to continue to grow and develop the foundations put in place by the existing post holder. There will be some teaching of Health and Social Care required also.  This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work alongside our talented and highly committed staff team, supportive governors, and amazing pupils. School Leaders are flexible and strategic, and we enable and empower leaders through coaching and professional development.

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 Opportunites 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 27th February 2023 at 9am.

 Interviews scheduled to be on: Friday 10th March 2023

 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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Deputy Headteacher (Quality of Education)

Leadership Scale L20-24 £74,249-£81,526

Commencing September 2023

 

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 seeking to appoint an innovative, resilient, solution focused and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to build on and advance the brave and impactful work of the current Deputy Head who has been promoted to a role closer to home.  Heathcote has undergone a successful transformational journey over the last 5 years and key performance indicators are strong in many areas, including being oversubscribed for the first time in Year 7.  There needs to be a continued focus on the progress and the continuation of the drive for excellent behavior, safeguarding and pastoral care, as well as the quality of teaching and learning, to ensure that pupil happiness and safety, exam outcomes and life chances are amongst the best in the Local Authority.  We strive for all pupils to reach their full potential.  This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work alongside our talented and highly committed staff team, supportive governors and amazing pupils.  School Leaders are flexible and strategic, and we enable and empower leaders through coaching and professional development.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for Quality of Education, ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning and leading on curriculum development.  To develop a vision for creative and inspiring teaching and learning at school. You will have a strategic oversight for CPD, playing a lead role in the development of teachers including ECTs. To quality assure teaching and learning standards and consistency, developing CPD to meet needs of all staff.

 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 raise standards 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. 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 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.  You are warmly encouraged to visit the school and opportunities to do this will be available on .  To enquire about visits and make an appointment, in the first instance please email: Heather Fleetwood the HR Manager hfleetwood@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk.

Deputy Head Recruitment Pack

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:  19th February 2023

Interview process to be held on Thursday 23rd February and Friday 24th February

 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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Assistant Headteacher

Leadership Scale L13-17 £63,077-£69,218

Commencing April 2023

 

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 seeking to appoint an innovative, resilient, solution focused Assistant Headteacher to join our Senior Leadership Team.  This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, inspirational teacher and creative leader who is passionate about outstanding education. You will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, providing a high level of strategic direction for the school and your application needs to show clear evidence of whole school impact in specific areas. You will have the opportunity to impact significantly on the future direction and outcomes of the school.     We strive for all pupils to reach their full potential.  This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work alongside our talented and highly committed staff team, supportive governors and amazing pupils.  School Leaders are flexible and strategic, and we enable and empower leaders through coaching and professional development.

 We are looking to welcome an experienced, motivated and passionate leader who will have the tenacity to turn ideas into reality, who can inspire other leaders and staff to grow and develop to be the best they can be. You should therefore have demonstrable experience in improving the quality of provision in an area you have led, in either a middle or senior leadership role (at least 3 years), along with a desire and determination to improve the educational experience of all pupils and looking for a challenge and rapid growth and development. 

 

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 raise standards 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. 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 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.  You are warmly encouraged to visit the school and opportunities to do this will be available on .  To enquire about visits and make an appointment, in the first instance please email: Heather Fleetwood the HR Manager hfleetwood@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk.

Assistant Head Recruitment Pack

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:  19th February 2023

Interview process to be held on Thursday 23rd February and Friday 24th February

 

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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