Head Lammas School and Sixth Form, London

Job description

The Griffin Schools Trust seeks a Head & Consultant Head

Lammas School and Sixth Form is a good co-educational school of 713 pupils in Leyton E10.

Adjacent to two of our outstanding primaries, Lammas joined the Trust in Dec 2018 with the ambition of becoming a strong collegiate offering great 3-18 education to our shared community whilst retaining each school’s autonomy and individuality.

The Griffin Schools Trust is a family of 13 schools with a very bold vision and strong ties of collaboration between all its members strengthened by regular festivals, seminars and events.
We now offer two opportunities with effect from January 2020 for exceptional leaders who can work with peers to achieve that ambition in short order.

A Consultant Head with a proven track record of mature leadership who will support the Head at Lammas and work with other secondary schools in GST to speed their journeys to Griffin Great (beyond Ofsted outstanding). Independent consultants are encouraged to apply.

A Head with a passion for providing a rich education and an ability to lead and serve in teams across a vibrant community of 1590 pupils and 210 staff.

Salary on the Leadership Scale according to experience and achievement.

This advert is placed before the summer break to allow thinking time and will be repeated in late August in advance of interviews at the school and the Trust’s Headquarters on 18 and 19 September.

For a confidential discussion, contact michelle.hall@griffinschoolstrust.org

Words from some of our leaders:

“GST is a very Noble Trust. At its very core is the belief that every child should be given amazing opportunities and outstanding teaching in order to equip them to compete on a level playing field with their more affluent peers elsewhere. It is an honour to be counted amongst the Heads at Griffin Schools Trust”.

“As a new to post AHT, I feel that the support the Griffin School Trust provides is truly amazing. The core values and beliefs really interlock with the 3 pillars and is something that staff and children truly believe and buy into”.

“The Griffin Schools Trust has made a huge impact on our thinking about leadership and school improvement. The Trust’s school improvement processes, tools and levers are grounded in years of experience and evidence. The Trusts’ three pillars of Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement support the broad aim of a liberal education, empowering our pupils and teachers to deal with complexity, diversity and change”.

“Trust executives understood my potential, but more importantly, where I needed direction to realise my unformed aspiration. The support and challenge from the Griffin Schools Trust has challenged me to become exceptional in order to gain equity for the very children, families and communities who need it most. The fainthearted need not apply”.

How to apply
Please tell us in no more than one side of A4 in 11 point how you would use your existing leadership experience as the Head at Lammas and how you would expect to work with a Consultant Head.

Please also write a brief supporting statement which demonstrates your own achievements but which also makes clear your motivation for applying for this role with us, based on good research about the schools and the Trust.

Send these together with a full CV and the names and direct contact details of two referees to michelle.hall@griffinschoolstrust.org addressed to Anne Powell, the CEO of GST by 10 am on 11 September 2019.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level plus QTS.

Essential qualifications

Substantial leadership experience.

Essential skills and experience

Wide ranging experience.

About Lammas School and Sixth Form

150 Seymour Road, London, E10 7LX
Lammas School and Sixth Form website (opens in a new window)