• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 9:30am

  • Date listed

    6 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Inner London Leadership Scale L14 – L18 (£66,114 - £72,125 per annum)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Assistant Headteacher from September 2021. As a member of SLT, the Assistant Headteacher will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the leadership of progress and attainment of KS4. You will also be responsible for leading and managing the assessment of the school’s performance and reporting data, and the development of the school’s timetable.

You will have:

• a proven track record of leading and managing a team to raise attainment and examination results at Key Stage 4;
• a track record of outstanding teaching across Key Stage 3 and 4;
• a successful track record of using data to track and intervene to ensure that students make the best possible progress;
• experience of using timetable management systems;
• significant relevant experience of contributing to whole school issues;
• proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff;
• the ability to raise expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities.

Prendergast Vale School is an all through school, nursery to Year 11, and is part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. It is one of the top performing mixed schools for E-Bacc in Lewisham. The school benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the Federation.

Our school motto is “We are forever learning” and the successful candidate will be expected to be committed to their own professional development. We are committed to providing excellent CPD for Middle Leaders and offer the accredited National Award for Middle Leaders (NPQML) to all Middle Leaders. We offer a comprehensive and supportive induction programme for all new members of staff. You will also have access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation.

Closing date: 9:30am on Monday 17 May 2021

Interviews: Thursday 20 May 2021

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 16
Education phase
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size
824 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Contact phone number
020 8297 3540

About Prendergast Vale School

A Foundation school which is part of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools

Arranging a visit to Prendergast Vale School

If you would like to visit the school or have a confidential telephone conversation with the Headteacher, then please contact Ruth Retamino, PA to Headteacher on 020 8297 3540 ext 4003 or email r.retamino@prendergast-vale.com .

School location

Elmira Street, London, SE13 7BN

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