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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Group 7 ISR L20 to L24 (Inner London Area)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Highgate Wood School is looking to appoint an exceptional leader to join our experienced and skilful leadership team as Deputy Headteacher from September 2023. We have deliberately not assigned specific roles and responsibilities to this post as we are simply looking for the best candidate. Roles will be determined upon appointment. This is an exciting opportunity to join our good and successful school. We are looking for someone who will make a positive difference to our team and will demonstrate the positive leadership qualities required for a school with our ambition. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from ethnic global majorities as we seek to ensure that our leadership team reflects the diversity of our school community.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding leadership qualities
  • The ability to think strategically and execute effectively
  • A proven track record of success in the classroom where you have made a positive difference
  • A commitment to inclusion, underpinned by the belief that every child matters and can achieve
  • The capacity to raise attainment through motivating and inspiring students and staff
  • An unwavering commitment to maintain the highest of expectations for yourself, students and staff

What the school offers its staff

We will offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a continuously improving school
  • The chance to join a talented and highly committed leadership and staff team
  • Excellent students who are keen to learn and achieve, and operate in an ethos underpinned by the principles of courtesy, consideration, cooperation & contribution
  • A commitment to provide CPD opportunities to ensure all staff continue to develop
  • A dedicated Governing Body and an experienced, calm and supportive Headteacher

Further details about the role

Highgate Wood School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Also, this post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations

Commitment to safeguarding

Highgate Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations. The successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations. In line with safer recruitment practices, we will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. This is part of our safeguarding checks and seeks publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children.
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About Highgate Wood Secondary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1575 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Highgate Wood School is a mixed comprehensive school providing secondary education. We want everyone to feel welcome, safe and secure in the school and believe that each of us has a valuable contribution to make to our community and its continued success. We firmly believe that Everyone Matters. Our core values are embodied in the 4Cs - Courtesy, Consideration, Cooperation, and Contribution, the principles of Respect and Honesty and the commitment to encouraging Perseverance and Hard Work within a Growth Mind-set. It is through these values that we bring to life our mission statement: "Making a positive difference to students' achievements and experiences, maintaining the highest expectations and inspiring self-belief”. Ethos and values Our established values of Courtesy, Consideration, Contribution and Cooperation (the 4Cs), together with our Growth Mind-set focus on perseverance and hard work and our emphasis on honesty and respect underpin the school’s behaviour ethos. Our school motto is Everyone Matters and this ensures that we take an approach that values every student as an individual, with a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities enabling talent and creativity to be identified and nurtured.

Arranging a visit to Highgate Wood Secondary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email eol@hws.haringey.sch.uk.

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