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Leader of learning- KS1

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
25,880 - 41660
Stoneydown Park Primary School, Pretoria Avenue, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/03/2017 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Leader of Learning – KS1 - Walthamstow


Deadline for applications: Sunday March 26th 2017 at 11.59pm

Interviews and lesson observations: w/c 27th March 2017

Job start: Autumn term 2017

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b

Location: Walthamstow – close to Blackhorse Rd underground station

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Stoneydown Park: A successful, growing school.

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your management and teaching skills in a good and improving primary school?

Our expanding school has exciting, new leadership opportunities to offer. We are now seeking to appoint an ambitious, excellent teacher who will be a strong model for teaching and learning in Key Stage 1 and support improvements in the curriculum. We wish to appoint someone with proven success in raising standards and a commitment to developing children’s love of learning through a creative curriculum.

Stoneydown Park Primary is a popular, oversubscribed community school in Walthamstow with good attainment, progress and behaviour. We have a friendly, inclusive ethos and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for each child. We are moving towards 3 forms of entry with Foundation Stage and KS1 already 3-form.

We highly value creativity and learning from the environment, making regular use of our adjoining park, school garden and Walthamstow Marshes.

We have a committed and stable staff who are very willing to help each other, share good practice and work together as part of a team, making Stoneydown a positive school to work in for staff and children.

Please do come and visit.

The person we appoint will:

• Have a track record of and commitment to raising standards

• Be enthusiastic and flexible

• Be creative and use initiative

• Be able to lead a team and motivate colleagues to achieve high standards

In return, we can offer:

 A welcoming school

 Enthusiastic children who are keen to learn

 A strong senior and curriculum leadership team

 A supportive working environment where your talents will be valued and nurtured

 Dedicated leadership time and professional development opportunities


Other information

Stoneydown Park Primary School is right at the heart of the local community and is a friendly, multicultural school in Walthamstow, East London. The school is two minutes’ walk from bus routes and Blackhorse Road Station. Walthamstow High Street and market is close by.

Staff are more than willing to help each other, share good practice, be on hand for advice and generally work together as part of a team to make Stoneydown a positive school to work in for staff, children and visitors.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged through the school office.

The selection process will include a lesson observation. This will be in your own school or at Stoneydown.

Stoneydown Park Primary School as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as its number one priority.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We comply with the Department for Education ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education Settings 2007’ guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability including an enhanced DBS check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure.

References will be requested for those short listed prior to interview.

We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

Visits to the school are most welcome at:

Stoneydown Park Primary

Pretoria Avenue


E17 6JY

For further details regarding this vacancy and/or an application pack please visit the school website: or contact the Office Manager, Tracey Palmer on: 0208 520 7026 or 020 8521 3839 or email


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council