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  • Start date details

    Required September 2024 or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    18 March 2024 at 10:19am

  • Date listed

    15 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR2 £7,847

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teaching, learning and assessment

  • The head focuses relentlessly on improving teaching and learning and has taken highly effective actions to secure and sustain improvements to teaching, learning and assessment
  • Focused professional development is provided for all department staff, especially those who are newly qualified and at an early stage of their careers
  • The department uses incisive performance management that encourages, challenges and supports teachers’ improvement
  • As a result of professional development and performance management strategies, the overall quality of teaching is consistently good, and always improving. The Teachers' Standards are being met by all teachers in the department
  • Assessment is used to help learners embed and use knowledge fluently or to check understanding and inform teaching, but it isn't used in a way that creates unnecessary burden on staff or pupils
  • Teachers provide pupils with incisive feedback from assessments, in line with the school’s assessment policy, about what pupils can do to improve their knowledge, understanding, and skills. Pupils use this feedback effectively
  • The department's assessment tracking and monitoring strategies ensure that no pupils fall behind or underachieve

What the school offers its staff

We offer the following benefits:

  • Newly built sports hall with fully fitted gym available for staff use,
  • Swimming pool available for staff use,
  • Banked cover scheme allowing staff to build time to take some term time days off,
  • The Headteacher is passionate about staff workload and wellbeing and holds regular wellbeing meetings with staff,
  • Minimal marking expectations,
  • Additional CPD day to allow staff to mark mock internal examinations,
  • All our teachers are provided with laptops and staff are welcome to work where and when they wish outside of school hours,
  • We offer a significant number of paid development opportunities within departments and also across the school.

For more detailed information please see the additional information pack.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About West Hatch High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1439 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8504 8216

West Hatch High School is a large, thriving, successful, heavily oversubscribed Academy. West Hatch is situated on the Central Line overlooking the Roding Valley with easy access to London.

A significant building programme has resulted in refurbishment in Science, a new English block, a Business and Enterprise Centre, new Music block, Maths, Drama and Dining Block, and a new Sixth form Centre. In addition there has been a new Sports Centre opened.

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