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King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy, Waltham Abbey, Essex

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only

Job summary

King Harold Academy is a vibrant and fast growing 11-16 school in Waltham Abbey, Essex.

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) and the governors of King Harold Academy are looking to appoint an exceptional Head of School, to support the school’s continued development and to lead the school in securing its Ofsted Good and moving forward to Outstanding in the shortest possible time-frame.

The successful candidate will:-

be an enthusiastic and collaborative leader with a proven track record in Senior leadership
be a strong visible leader with vision, drive, energy and high aspiration for the school and the students it serves
possess excellent communication and presentation skills
have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders including staff, pupils, parents, and the wider school community
be an outstanding ambassador for the school
As part of TKAT, the successful candidate will be well supported by the existing Executive Headteacher, a wider extended family of leaders, as well as being given career development opportunities that will further develop and equip them to be the best they can be. The successful candidate will receive first rate leadership development together with a sustained commitment from TKAT to their professional career development, as well as regular coaching and mentoring.

Working for TKAT:
In return, as an employee of TKAT, you will benefit from:

a wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the potential to develop your career at more than one TKAT academy;
opportunities to work flexibly, where possible;
our support for your wellbeing at work; and
the rewards of working to improve the life chances of our pupils.

Health and Safety
King Harold follows the Essex and Government COVID 19 guidelines in order to protect students, staff and visitors to the school.

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities
TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
622 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy

King Harold Academy has a rich history. Named after the last Anglo Saxon King of England Harold Godwinson the school was first opened in 1952. Six generations have passed through the gates of King Harold having spent the “best days of their lives” being prepared for their futures. The school has witnessed huge changes in life and society and has always adapted to the needs of the students it serves.

King Harold Academy is riding a crest of recent success and will continue to adapt and improve in the interests of every child that attends the school. Learning is central to everything we do at King Harold, it is our central belief that schools work best when teachers love teaching and students love learning.

Students experience great lessons, great teachers and are afforded great opportunities to develop academically and socially in and outside the classroom. Students are taught how to think logically and morally. They are challenged to think critically along with learning the core knowledge of English, Maths and Science. It is our belief that students should be versed in the “The best which has been thought and Said” along with understanding the modern, changing world in which we live.

School location

Broomstick Hall Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1LF

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