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English Teacher

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£26,662 - £42,498
Location:
Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London,
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
21/11/2018 at 15:00 PM
Reference:
SCH/18/79811
Vacancy Description

Teacher of English

MPS/UPS

Commencing April 2019

Do you want to join a school that places huge importance on staff development and well-being, being part of the Seven Kings Teaching Alliance and West Essex Teaching School Alliance? Would you like to be part of a team on a journey towards outstanding? In a school with opportunities to teach from Key Stage 3 to 5 that places independent learning and challenge at the heart of everything.

We are looking for a Teacher of English to teach across the ability range to GCSE and A Level from April 2019. You will be working with and be supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders. The English department is very strong and this is evident in the rapidly improving outcomes of pupils at GCSE and A Levels.

We welcome applications from newly qualified or experienced teachers. As an NQT or Beginner Teacher at Heathcote School, you would 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. 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. We have recently had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment. 

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.”

Our Values:

Encourage

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.

Challenge

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.

Succeed

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.

If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.

For an informal conversation to find out more about the role or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Andrea Jennings, HR Manager on 0208 498 5128 ajennings@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 21st November at 3pm.

Indicative dates for interviews: Tuesday 27th November

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.



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 equality objectives 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.