Headteacher Redden Court School, Romford, Essex

Job description

Leadership Scale – L28 to L35
Start Date – September 2020

Redden Court School, a place where “Pupils are enthusiastic about
coming to school to learn.” (OFSTED SEPTEMBER 2016)

Would you like to move your career forward in a friendly environment with eager students and support from an experienced leadership team, in one of the best mixed comprehensive schools for 11-16 year olds in our Local Authority. We are an oversubscribed extremely popular school serving the communities of Harold Wood and Ardleigh Green.

Our staff turnover is low because teachers come to us and realise our grass is indeed greener. We invest in our staff to help them to become the best possible teachers they can be. There are excellent opportunities for people who work hard. Effort is often recognised in career development. Many who came to us as NQTs now have substantial leadership roles. Our CPD programme and collegiate approach are highly effective. Staff morale is high and so is that of our students and their community.

Our school mantra is "Committed to Success for All." That includes our staff and we want the very best for our students. In our most recent OFSTED they said we “have created an inclusive community where pupils and staff relate well to each other. The school is focused on working with families to raise aspirations for pupils.”

We seek a Headteacher to join us from September 2020. Redden Court School is a happy, hardworking and thriving school which has exceeded expectations in so many areas for a decade under the leadership of a successful Headteacher, Paul Ward, who will become the Executive Headteacher of the Success for All Educational Trust.

This exceptional opportunity provides a very strong foundation for a current or aspiring Headteacher to build upon. It will offer the successful applicant opportunities to shape a successful, growing school, which is currently expanding.

At Redden Court School, we have a passionately holistic approach to providing the children we serve the best possible education to give them what they need for successful and happy futures. We are committed to providing an excellent education that develops ambition, raises expectations and delivers excellent results. Our students are helped to become the best versions of themselves as people who know they must work hard and who have responsibilities. At Redden Court School, academic success must be matched by the development of character and conscience.

We have very strong relationships with parents and carers, who play an active role in the school's vision and values. We genuinely believe in the importance of working in partnership with our staff, parents/carers, students and all stakeholders as we know this approach has reaped dividends for us.

We are looking for an exceptionally inspiring, extremely motivated, hardworking leader with a fine track record of developing others as well as themselves and who is still an excellent teacher themselves. We want someone who is caring, forward-thinking and able to work with everyone in a community that is hardworking, totally committed and loyal.

The successful person will inherit an experienced and hardworking team of professionals who will continue to do all they can to drive the school forward.

To arrange a visit please telephone Miss Caroline Morris on 01708 342293.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

References from 2 previous employers will be sought prior to interview.

For details on how to apply, please visit our website:

www.reddencourtcloud.co.uk or www.haveringschoolcareers.co.uk.

Closing date: Monday, 7th October 2019 at 12pm.

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday, 16th and Thursday, 17th October 2019.

Essential educational requirements

Experience as a head/acting head and/or significant experience at senior leadership level in a secondary school, with successful completion of an NPQH expected

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status with a record of outstanding teaching at more than one school

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of recent continued relevant professional development

About Redden Court School

Cotswold Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 0TS
Redden Court School website (opens in a new window)