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  • Application deadline

    16 January 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    26 November 2021


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L21-L27 (Outer London)

Job summary

The Lime Trust is looking for an experienced, passionate and innovative Headteacher to join their leadership team. The Lime Trust consists of 8 schools, 4 Special and 4 Primary in Cambridgeshire and North East London.

This post is to work in one of our Special Schools for learners aged 2-19, within our London hub which covers the London Borough of Havering and the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

The Lime Trust’s vision is to provide high quality education for pupils through school to school collaboration and Trust direction, high challenge and high support. All schools in the Lime Trust strive to improve life chances for all and respected in their local communities.

The Lime Way:

• Always working to be brilliant
• Putting learners first
• Setting the standard
• Building capacity rich schools

The Values we embed in our schools are:

• Respect
• Equality
• Self-worth
• Partnership
• Enjoyment
• Communication (a voice for all)
• Trust

Every member of staff is required to uphold and promote the values of the Trust in every aspect of their work performance. All members of the Trust are responsible personally and collectively for supporting pupils in becoming confident individuals’ successful learners and responsible citizens.

At Lime Trust our Headteachers are lead professionals and key role models within the school communities they serve. We expect our Headteachers to lead by example the professional conduct and practice expected of teachers in a way that supports high quality continuous professional development for staff. They should secure a climate for the exemplary behaviour of pupils. They are expected to set standards and expectations for high standards of teaching and learning to ensure our pupils are given the opportunity to reach their full potential in all aspects of their personal and academic development.

We are looking for a Headteacher who can demonstrate:

• The ability to lead confidentially, act on their own initiative and drive the school forward
• Experience of leading rapid change to improve standards and outcomes for pupils
• Experience of managing a large team of staff and being able to hold them to account
• Excellent leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills
• A clear understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and a wide knowledge and experience of working with children with a range of complex needs
• A commitment to ensuring all pupils achieve their full potential
• High expectations of themself and others

We are looking forward to hearing from successful leaders who are looking to progress their career and embrace a new and exciting challenge. You will be part the Headteacher leadership team across the Trust and work under the direction of the Director of Education. You will be given support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond. Applications from colleagues who meet the criteria are welcome from mainstream or special settings.

Recruitment timetable:

Closing date 16 January 2022
Shortlisting 17-20 January 2022
Interviews 25 and 26 January 2022

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Rachael Holland Director of Education for information about the role or school 07821 303581.

Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. References will be taken up before interview.

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Schools overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

About the schools

This will be working within one of our Special Schools within our London Hub which covers the London Borough of Havering and Waltham Forest

School details

Lime Academy Forest Approach

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
133 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Lime Academy Hornbeam

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
276 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Arranging a visit to one of the schools

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Rachael Holland Director of Education for information about the role or school 07821 303581.

School locations

Settle Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 9YA
Folly Lane, London, E17 5NT

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