10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    20 April 2021 at 9:30 am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)
Inner London Leadership Scale L14 – L18 Salary: £66,114 - £72,125

Job summary

We wish to appoint an experienced teacher to the post of Assistant Headteacher – Raising Standards from September 2021. This post is offered on a fixed term contract to cover the substantive post holder’s maternity leave.

The postholder will be responsible for raising standards across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. You will lead on the moderation and analysis of assessment data across the school. You will ensure that data is robust and used to support impact across the school, through high quality teaching and learning and targeted intervention.

As a member of SLT, the Assistant Headteacher will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school. In particular, you will work closely alongside the Head of School and Executive Headteacher to lead and develop an outstanding, inclusive, comprehensive education that serves the local community.

The successful candidate will have:
• a passion for inclusive education;
• the knowledge and skills to raise attainment at Key Stage 3 and 4;
• experience of performance and assessment;
• a track record of outstanding teaching;
• 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.

The school is part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools; you will have the opportunity to work with forward thinking school leadership and Federation teams, and access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation. The Federation supports school leaders in obtaining the National Professional Qualfications such as the NPQSL and NPQH.

Closing Date: 9.30am on Tuesday 20th April 2021

Interviews: Friday 23rd April 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.

Applying for the job

Please apply on the school website

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
889 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 8690 3710

About Prendergast School

Prendergast School is an Outstanding 11-16 Girls School with a mixed 6th Form and benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. It is one of the most successful schools in Lewisham. Awarded its third Outstanding OFSTED grading in a row in November 2013, the school has been leading girls’ education in Lewisham for over 130 years. The school currently holds the NACE Award, the Wellbeing Award and the Gold Artsmark Award.

Arranging a visit to Prendergast School

Visits to the school are welcome please contact Gillian Wijngaard, PA to Head of School to arrange via email g.wijngaard@prendergast-school.com or telephone 020 8690 3710 ext: 3002.

School location

Adelaide Avenue, London, SE4 1LE

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