Early years, KS1, KS2
L7-L11 (£50190 - £55254)
Flamstead End School is a thriving two form entry single academy Primary school in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. An outstanding school, with a preschool and nursery attached. We are seeking to appoint a deputy headteacher for a January 2022 start or sooner.
We are looking for someone who;
Is enthusiastic, friendly and a capable leader
Can inspire and nurture an existing team of strong teaching staff
Can engage the parental community
Can enthuse the school community with ideas for the wider curriculum
Understands children’s needs and behaviour
Has an understanding of EYFS, KS1 and KS2
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
Academy, ages 2 to 11
492 pupils enrolled
2 to 11
About Flamstead End School
Flamstead End School is a vibrant and well performing single academy trust school in Cheshunt. As well as having two classes per year group in both the infants and juniors, we also have a 60 place nursery. On site we also have our own busy preschool that works in conjunction with the nursery to offer 30 hours provision. Our school is always full with numbers on the waiting list.
Our staff are a long standing, very friendly group who enjoy their work and look after each other. We have both a KS1 and KS2 building and a separate preschool building and make every effort to bring staff together where we can. We currently have an assistant headteacher in the KS1 building who works part time.
Our children receive a great offer with their education, in the reception and KS1 phases we use Read Write Inc successfully to ensure that our children can read by the time they transition to KS2. We follow a Maths mastery curriculum and teach English in KS2 through a ‘real book’ approach. We are developing our wider curriculum and have moved from a cross curricular approach to defined subjects. Within each subject however, we work in context and creatively making good use of practical and active learning so that children are stimulated and become proficient in these subject skills.
We have a school council via which our children enjoy sharing the views of their peers and having some influence in their school. We also have an eco council who meet regularly and undertake activities that promote awareness amongst the school community. We believe that children should have a voice that is heard and responded to.
At Flamstead End we have a non class based, part time SENDCO who works diligently for all of the children in our care, ensuring their needs are met and monitoring their provision through observation and pupil progress meetings. We also have a full time pupil support worker who offers therapeutic intervention for children who may be experiencing difficulties and to reach out to families who may be in need of support.
We are a steps trained school and whole heartedly believe that all behavior is a communication of an unmet need. We use the zones of regulation with all of our children daily to pre-empt any behaviour changes in our children. When children experience difficulties we use a restorative approach, this is in its infancy and is being developed across the school.
We currently have eight core values, which we revisit regularly: We are working towards refining these words to capture everything that our community feels is important to Flamstead End School.
Our site boasts extensive grounds, including a large field, 2 outdoor classrooms and 2 MUGAs, one large and one small. We have recently made excellent use for the sports premium to equip this area of the curriculum and to upskill all staff to teach PE to a high standard. Flamstead End children undertake the daily mile and mindfulness in the form of yoga. On site we have outdoor fitness equipment for our KS2 children.
Our extensive site is managed by a capable site team from 6am -6pm, supported by the admin and finance team and led by the school business manager.
We are extremely fortunate to have two school halls and two dining areas for our children. The children also have a lot of outside playground spaces to accommodate the 3 phases.
We have a breakfast club and an afterschool club on site which is run by a third party.
Arranging a visit to Flamstead End School
We welcome visits from applicants and ask that you contact the school office on 01992 308888 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a virtual tour on our website www.flamsteadend.herts.sch.uk