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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: FULL TIME

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L1-L13 / (£50,929-£67,178)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an Assistant Principal to support and work closely with the Principal of Whitefield School.

Core Purposes:

To ensure, in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team, that pupils continue to have every possible opportunity to enjoy school and to make outstanding progress by:

  • teaching an agreed timetable; acting as an excellent role model for colleagues;
  • providing the guidance training and coaching which will enable staff to maintain consistently outstanding teaching and learning;
  • monitoring and evaluating the quality of curriculum planning, teaching and learning;
  • developing, monitoring and evaluating systems to track pupils' progress through accurate assessment, recording and reporting.
  • following up the outcomes of progress tracking so that appropriate strategies are put in place to support any pupil whose progress has slowed;
  • making a significant contribution to organising and delivering opportunities for staff development.
  • co-ordinating opportunities for shared working and sharing successful practice across Flourish Learning Trust;
  • developing the environment within the school to support teaching and learning;
  • contributing to the continuing evaluation and development of practice across the Whitefield School;
  • fulfilling the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead as part of the wider Safeguarding responsibilities

What the school offers its staff

About Whitefield School

Whitefield School educates children and young people aged 3–19 years old with a broad range of abilities and special needs. We are a very large special school with over 370 pupils across six different departments. We are situated in Waltham Forest and welcome pupils from across London and surrounding counties. Whitefield School provides targeted teaching and learning opportunities for all our pupils who have a wide range of support needs.

Why join Flourish Learning trust?

Just as we seek to give our pupils a fantastic school experience, we want every member of our team to find being part of Flourish Learning Trust a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Whatever their role, we are committed to supporting each team member and giving them every opportunity to progress their careers across our schools and services.

It's not always an easy job, but it offers huge job satisfaction. You'll be part of a supportive team and we'll teach you how. The Trust is noted for its staff training and professional development. There are opportunities to progress in your career through our internal progression scheme.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Whitefield School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
358 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number

Special Educational Needs

Arranging a visit to Whitefield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email flourishlearningtrust@hays.com.

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