Assistant Headteacher - Teaching & Learning and Quality Assurance The Royal Liberty School, Romford, Essex

Job description

Where pupils are “Well behaved, respectful and courteous. Parents value the sense of community which is palpable throughout the school” (Ofsted 2019)

Would you like to progress your career as a leader in a school with ambitious and polite students and the support of an experienced and friendly leadership team?

Royal Liberty School is a small comprehensive, 11-16 school for boys, located close to Gidea Park Station, only 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street. We pride ourselves on our strong sense of community and the excellent behaviour of the students.

Our results have shown impressive improvement over the last 3 years with the majority of subjects consistently above national average;

● English 9-4 80%
● Maths 9-4 85%
● English and maths 9-4 76%

This improvement and success was recognised in the Havering Leadership Awards 2019 in which the school won 6 awards for most improved progress. This is as a result of hard work and dedication of all staff in the school. Due to our increased popularity we expanded by one form of entry from 2018. As part of the Priority Schools Building Programme and this expansion we will be undergoing a full refurbishment of the school in 2020/21.

As teaching & learning lead in the school you must be an outstanding practitioner and have successful experience of leading a subject team. Teaching and Learning is at least good in all areas of the school and we are looking for someone to lead on developing this further through effective monitoring of lessons, faculty review, high quality INSET and support for staff. You will also line manage a faculty area.

If you are an inspiring, inspirational, enthusiastic and innovative leader who recognises that the best leaders continually strive to improve, we would like to hear from you. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward thinking school and leadership team. We require an individual who is passionate about teaching & learning and has the success and wellbeing of all students at the forefront of their practice.
If you would like to tour the school, please feel free to contact us.

The Royal Liberty School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All adults who work at the school must share this commitment to young people. We are part of the Success for All Multi Academy Trust with Redden Court School and Sanders School.

Further details can be downloaded from our website or from Ms. C. Valentine, HR Assistant T: 01708 730141 ext: 215.
Closing Date: Friday 28th February 2020 3.00pm
Applications can be received by email to or post
Interviews will take place on w/b Monday 9th March 2020

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

Teaching Qualification

Essential skills and experience

The role of the Assistant Head Teacher is important both to the strategic development of the school as well as the effective management of the school’s operational functions. The Assistant Head Teacher is expected to operate within the agreed management system of the school, subject to the direction of the Head Teacher.

The Assistant Head Teacher is expected to make a significant contribution to the core purpose of our school which is to ensure that all our students achieve at least their academic potential. The Deputy Head Teacher, as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), is expected to take a leading role in promoting high academic standards for all students and a positive ethos within the school.

Employee benefits

As an employee you will be covered by our excellent well-being support and medical cover programme through the School Advisory Service (SAS).

This includes;
- Access 24 hours a day to a GP helpline where you can have a telephone conversation for you and close relatives.
- Access to Physiotherapy
- Access to a counselling service
- Free 12 week Weight Management Programme
- Support for stress management
- Lifestyle Screening
- Relationship Counselling
- Long-term condition support - support for you and family members where you or a member of your family is suffering from a long-term condition such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis or Motor Neurones disease. This list is not exhaustive.
- Private Medical Service
- Stress Counselling

As an employer we are committed to promoting career development and recognise hard work and effort. This is evident in the attached staff testimonials. In addition to ongoing CPD we will also provide;

- Support towards achieving further qualifications
- Leadership programmes (NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and PiXL Leadership Programme)
- Progression opportunities
- Teacher Training Programme

About The Royal Liberty School

Secondary School for boys. Ofsted rating: Good.

Upper Brentwood Road, Romford, Essex, RM2 6HJ
The Royal Liberty School website (opens in a new window)