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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for


HoD Core subject Experience and Qualifications:

1. Qualified teacher status

2. A first degree or higher degree in the subject

. Evidence of recent and relevant training or INSET relevant to the post

4. To enjoy teaching and to be a successful teacher able to model good teaching to others by acquiring, at minimum ,an equivalent of an OfSTED grade of ‘good’ for learning and teaching

Professional Skills, Knowledge and Awareness

5. To demonstrate a clear understanding of relevant leadership and management issues, including managing and leading a team of people to work towards a common goal

6. To demonstrate a commitment to the Hornsey School for Girls Vision and to teaching girls and young women, with a range of abilities, and in an urban environment, recognising the importance of social inclusion

7. To understand the importance of monitoring staff and being accountable for subject outcomes

8. To be aware of current statutory and educational developments in relation to the post, including the SEN Code of Practice

9. To demonstrate a sound understanding of the qualities of good teaching and effective learning, including different teaching and learning styles, and how these apply to raising student attainment

10. To demonstrate skills in data analysis and making use of data to inform planning

11. To demonstrate a working knowledge of strategic planning, including the importance of effective monitoring and evaluation strategies

12. To evidence a commitment to enhancing the professional development of self and others’ and to coaching and mentoring staff

Personal Qualities:

13. Understand the importance of emotional intelligence in managing oneself and others and an ability to maintain professional integrity even when under pressure

14. An enjoyment for working in new and changing situations, steering the vision through from beginning to end

5. Good decision making skills, the ability to identify and implement solutions to problems

What the school offers its staff

Right now we are searching for exceptional talent and offering opportunities to be part of something unique.

We have high ambitions for our staff as well as our students. As you will be investing in our young people, we will invest in you.

As well as financial incentives, your career pathway will be developed with you and will include:

  • Progression opportunities both internally and externally through our bespoke CPE programme and outstanding links with Ambitions School Leadership, Teach First, East London Consortium and others
  • Outstanding mentoring/coaching programme with all staff having access to Lead Practitioner support through our Inspires Team
  • Bespoke and individualised programme for ECTs and Teach First participants
  • Innovative professional development through our stranded CPE programme for all staffing levels

Further details about the role

In addition to this:

  • You will have the opportunity to lead an amazing team - English results are above the national average consistently
  • In addition to this post there is a post holder in the department and a Lead Practitioner
  • There is an English specific base area and a supportive SLT

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. DBS check required.

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About Hornsey School for Girls

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
754 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
020 8348 6191

Hornsey School for Girls is consistently in the top 20% of schools nationally as recognised by SSAT for the past 5 years

Pupils enjoy school and are safe. They spoke of the sense of family they get from being in a small school. Relationships between staff and pupils are positive. They reflect respect and kindness, both of which are at the core of this community school’s ethos. Ofsted 2022

Arranging a visit to Hornsey School for Girls

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email personnel@hornseyschool.com.

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