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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    26 August 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
Leadership Pay Range £79,489.00 - £87,316.00

Job summary

Deputy Headteacher and Teaching School Hub Director

Required for January 2022

Salary range L25 – L29 + OLWA

Are you a strategic leader, excited about leading change and unlocking the potential of all children across North East London?

Do you have the skills and experience to balance two demanding roles, knowing that you will enjoy the challenge and grow as a result?

Would you like the opportunity to work in an outstanding girls’ comprehensive in East London at an exciting time in its development?

Do you feel passionate about facilitating a powerful community of practitioners across 239 school in three boroughs?

Are you an excellent communicator, skilled in building relationships and developing networks?

Walthamstow School for Girls is excited to offer a ‘once in a career’ opportunity for an exceptional candidate: working as a Deputy Headteacher in our outstanding comprehensive school and leading system-wide change as the Director of the North East London Teaching School Hub. We are looking for someone who has led across several schools, for example through an instrumental role in a Teaching School, MAT, local authority or similar context. You will be an experienced leader, either a DHT looking for a second Deputy role prior to headship, or an experienced AHT who is ready for a challenging career move. You will have a strong track record of impact in your current role and will be ready to share your experience of what exceptional progress and outcomes look like so that you can challenge our school community to improve further.

Your role at WSFG will be as Deputy Headteacher, leading on KS4 and the Curriculum. You will join the new Headteacher and other new leaders on our expanded SLT, to take the school forward on the next phase of its journey. This will include opportunities to develop leadership amongst staff and students through coaching and devolved leadership; promote KS4 pastoral care, including for our most vulnerable students; lead on the curriculum and assessment through evidence-informed practice, including ensuring that the curriculum reflects the diversity of our school community.

Walthamstow School for Girls is a wonderful place to work, learn, teach and lead. We are passionate about education being a vehicle for promoting equality for all and our mission is to empower young women to become leaders of the future. We are a truly comprehensive school, proud of our diversity and committed to social justice. Although we are an Outstanding School (Ofsted, 2018), achieve exceptional outcomes and have consistently been in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress, our focus is on developing exceptional young women, not just on academic achievement.

In your role as Director of the North East London Teaching School Hub, you will be responsible for the delivery of the ECF, NPQs, CPD and ITT, supported by the Headteacher as Strategic Lead, as well as an excellent team, including an Assistant Director, two Project Managers and an administrator. Key systems, structures and personnel have been established during the summer term and there are strong. collaborative relationships with schools and organisations across Haringey, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. We now require someone with the experience, vision and drive to ensure that the Hub meets its ambitious goal of ensuring that every child in our area has a great teacher who unlocks their potential and inspires them on a journey of lifelong learning.

We envisage that there will be a great deal of interest in this unique and exciting role. We would be delighted to welcome you to the school for a tour and an opportunity to meet with the Headteacher to discuss your application. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mandy Madhani, Human Resources Manager, on 020 8509 9447.

For a recruitment pack and further details, please contact the school on 020 8509 9447. Alternatively, you can download an application form and details from the school website:


Completed application forms should be returned by email to Mandy Madhani m.madhani@wsfg.waltham.sch.uk Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd September 2021(9.00am)

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 6th October and Thursday 7th October 2021

Walthamstow School for Girls is committed to Safer Recruitment practices and procedures.

Applying for the job

Please complete a school application form which can be downloaded from the school website:

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
886 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About Walthamstow School for Girls

Walthamstow School for Girls is a mainstream, non-denominational secondary school for girls aged 11-16. It is situated in Walthamstow, East London, and it has 900 pupils on its roll.
It was founded in 1890, originally as a private school, situated on West Avenue. It later moved to the current location on Church Hill and has since had various additions made to it with the most recent new building being added in 2010.


Helen Marriott

Values and vision

Walthamstow School for Girls' motto is “Neglect not the gift that is thee”. The secondary school has an exceptional track record of academic excellence, which is achieved through high expectations, inspirational teaching and learning experiences.

The school offers strong pastoral support, plus regular monitoring, target setting and dialogue with students and parents/carers. It is consistently among the top-performing non-selective schools in the country and the pupils take great pride in their school.

North East London Teaching School Hub

Walthamstow School for Girls is proud be the lead school of the North East London Teaching School Hub, working collaboratively across Haringey, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Our aim is to ensure that every child has a great teacher who inspires and unlocks their potential. We aim to achieve this by providing exemplary training and development, for leaders and practitioners which meets the needs of all the schools in our area, so that every child has access to the highest quality education and develops a desire for lifelong learning.

Arranging a visit to Walthamstow School for Girls

School visits will be available. Please contact Mandy Madhani, Human Resources Manager either by email: mmadhani@wsfg.waltham.sch.uk or by telephone 0208 5099447 after 1st September 2021.

School location

Church Hill, London, E17 9RZ

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