Closing Date: Sunday
25 February Midnight
Week beginning Monday 26 February
Start: Easter/September 2024
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2
About United Learning
United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working
together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent
education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives
and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop
and reward the key ingredient – you.
This is a wonderful opportunity to play
a role in the development of our highly successful Academy.
We seek an outstanding and innovativeHead of Art
to lead a dynamic department. We are looking for someone who is committed to
securing high standards of learning and teaching in order to raise academic
achievement. Walthamstow Academy
students value and enjoy their Art lessons here and are passionate about learning. There
will also be the opportunity tocontribute to our large enrichment
programme and share expertise across a
growing group of Academies and independent schools within United Learning.
As Head of Art, you will be an outstanding
practitionerwith the ability to be a strong leader of peoplewho
will look to you for outstanding line management, support and challenge. We
know that outstanding leaders have transferable skills and are confident and
effective in all aspects of their leadership but we also recognise that as a Head of Art, you will
need support and challenge yourself so that you can grow to be the best you can
be – we will make this happen.
need someone who is passionate about making a difference. Our students are
amazing, so are our staff. If you have the qualities to lead the team and to
take outcomes for the Academy to the next level, please get in touch.
set high expectations for standards of teaching and learning and to model
good practice in Art
promote the building and sharing of good practice and successful
innovation across your team
ensure the consistent application of teaching and learning strategies that
meet the needs of all learners
ensure the ongoing development and evaluation of appropriate
specifications and schemes of work and that these are followed by all
monitor and evaluate standards of teaching and learning of Artthrough
classroom observation, sampling pupils’ work and student feedback
oversee effective assessment, recording and reporting of pupil progress in
Working for us
Academy opened its impressive new building in2006and since then we
have achieved excellent results both at GCSE and at A Level.
In2023, Walthamstow Academy students achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.47. At A-Level, our
students achieve excellently with many of them progressing to Russell Group
institutions. Because we are so successful, the school is now full and
oversubscribed on first choices alone.
We do not
achieve these results by accident. At Walthamstow Academy, we believe in the
best in everyone. We have a relentless focus on high expectations and aim to
identify barriers to success and provide necessary support as quickly as
possible to ensure our students achieve. We do not accept excuses and always
strive for the best.
The Academy is
proud of its multi-cultural character, and we celebrate the diversity of
heritage in our community. 90% of our students are from minority ethnic groups,
many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani
community served by the Academy there is social and economic disadvantage with
35% of students being eligible for Pupil Premium. Almost60% have a first
language other than English and a significant number have low levels of
literacy on entry. Many students enter the Academy with low levels of
attainment and the staff work hard to add value to their performance. Standards
across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.
The Academy is
located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and
Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour
to get into central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where
property prices are still relatively inexpensive and within easy access of
Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and Essex.
Academy has achieved the CPLD Gold Award in recognition of our investment in
professional development, because we know that without our wonderful staff,
what we have achieved would not be possible, so thank you for your interest in
coming to work with us. It starts with someone like you believing you can
contribute further to our community.
What we Offer
Here at Walthamstow Academy, we are committed to ensuring
our employees feel valued and appreciated and this includes your employee
We recognise that flexible working has a key role
to play in attracting, retaining, developing and rewarding outstanding members
of staff. We are committed to encouraging and enabling flexible working
opportunities at Walthamstow Academy.
We work with Perkbox to offer you over 250 exclusive
benefits, all through their easy-to-access platform and app. Featuring a
huge range of perks, from discounted cinema tickets and holidays, to money off
meals out at restaurants nationwide, and savings on food, technology and
Discounted Gym Memberships through Perkbox, you can access a range of gym membership
discounts at over 3000 sites across the country. We also provide free use
of our school gym 24/7 with weekly participation of sporting tournaments on
offer. We also have our own gym in the academy!
Cycle2Work Scheme provides you with a bicycle and
equipment such as lights, locks and panniers so that you can cycle to work and
in your spare time! Asthis is a salary sacrifice scheme, you can save
money through income taxand NI deductions.
Car Lease Scheme, as a Group, we have partnered with SG Fleet to launch the
Novalease scheme for all staff, providing you with access togreat
discounts on car leasing through a direct debit scheme. You can also exchange a
portion of your gross salary in return for any lower CO2 emission car of your
Support and Continuous Professional Development is
available for staff at all stages of their career
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