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Head of RE

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
M1-M6 £25,880 - £36,540 + TLR2B
Norlington School & 6th Form. Norlington Road, Leyton, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
27/03/2017 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Pay Scale: Main Professional Scale + TLR2B

London Weighting: Outer  

Norlington School and 6th Form is a small 11-16 boy’s school with a mixed 6th form school. Over the past 5 years the school has transformed itself into one of the highest performing schools in the country and has been recognised by the Minister for State Schools on three separate occasions for student achievement.

Norlington was judged to be a 'good school' by Ofsted 2013 where;

  • 'Students make excellent progress in Mathematics and Science.'

  • 'Students behave well in lessons and around the school. They enjoy coming to school.'

  • 'Leaders have a relentless drive for continuous improvement'  

The school has an exceptional CPD programme, including dedicated curriculum development time, and is committed to developing all staff as it continues its journey to becoming ‘Outstanding’ and a world class school.  

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional practitioner of teaching and learning who is innovative, motivated and enthusiastic to lead the RE department and support the whole-school aim of moving to outstanding. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher ready to take on a leadership role who has vision, can take initiative, and has a proven record of outstanding results.  

RE is delivered as part of the Humanities curriculum in year 7 and as a discrete subject from year 8. All students take a qualification in RE at KS4.  

For September 2017 we require:

  • An innovative, dynamic and creative person with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and ready to lead and inspire a dedicated team
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to plan and strategise in response to national changes in education.
  • Excellent innovativeclassroom practice with the capability to impart and share good practice both within your department and across the whole of school.
  • The ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower our students to achieve
  • Excellent knowledge of the RE curriculum at KS3 and KS4.  

Whether you are currently in a leadership role or looking to make the next step-up in your career, this post is an excellent opportunity for someone to really make their mark and become part of our committed team at Norlington School.  

Posts will be subject to a Prohibition check for all roles involved with the management of pupils. Norlington School and 6th Form is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

A recruitment pack and application form is available on the TES jobs website, school’s website: , Our school/Vacancies link. Please email completed application forms to  

Closing date:  Monday 27th March 2017                  

Interviews scheduled for: Thursday 30th March 2017

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.
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