Assistant Headteacher and EYFS Teacher

Waltham Holy Cross Primary School, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC5246-80L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership 3-7
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/03/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C 30/03/2020  

Job Description

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Waltham Holy Cross Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an inspiring and motivated Assistant Headteacher to join our Senior Leadership Team on a permanent basis. This is a classroom based role and the successful applicant will have class responsibility as well as playing a significant part in maintaining our high standards of achievement at Waltham Holy Cross Academy. There will be designated leadership team out of class every week to support with the leadership aspects of the role. The Assistant Head will work with the Trust, Headteacher, Governors and Senior Leadership team.

Applicants must have a proven track record of raising standards, an excellent understanding and knowledge of improving outcomes for pupils and leadership experience. Candidates must also have experience in EYFS and a thorough understanding of the curriculum. The successful candidate will be responsible for team teaching, coaching and setting high standards.

Additional benefits at working at Waltham Holy Cross Primary Academy:

· Weekly collaborative PPA time with your year group

· Lead practitioner support for planning and teaching

· Individual career programme for all staff

· Fast tracked leadership training scheme

· Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team

· A caring and happy learning environment

· High expectations and excellent behaviour

· Personalised staff well-being programme.

· A commitment from NET to ensure there is a manageable workload

NET Academies Trust offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Working as a part of a family of schools, teachers work in teams to share the responsibility for planning. We have a number of specialist teachers who work across our cluster who offer teachers expert knowledge in Maths, English, PE, Drama, Art and Music.

The Trust has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET. At NET Academies Trust we believe in the future development of our teachers, our staff development programme has meant teachers are successful in progressing the next stage of their career.

Waltham Holy Cross joined NET Academies Trust in 2019, local NET Academies Trust Schools have recently been voted as "Employer of the Year 2018" by TES and "Winner of the National School Community Wellbeing in Schools Award 2019" by Place2Be.

What Ofsted says about Waltham Holy Cross Primary School:

"Children in the early years are happy and know the routines well."

"Leaders and teachers have developed effective partnerships with parents and carers. The new system for recording children's development allows teachers to share with parents information about their child's learning. Many parents contribute to their child's learning record, enabling teachers to gain a bigger picture of what children can do. This has had a positive impact on increasing parental engagement."

What Ofsted says about NET Academies Trust:

"Strong and purposeful leadership is galvanising staff, raising expectations and transforming the culture of the school. Other senior leaders share your ambitious vision for the school."


"The executive headteacher has made an enormous contribution to the improvements in this school in the two and a half years that she has been in post. She uses the 'fire in her belly' and her very high aspirations to continually and doggedly pursue excellence in every aspect of school life. The executive headteacher has a very clear vision for the future development of the school, based on a thorough understanding of what works in education and how children learn." OFSTED 2017

What parents says about our Waltham Holy Cross Primary School:

Parents rated Waltham Holy Cross Primary as follows via Parent View:

93% of parents would recommend this school to another parent

89% of children are happy at the school

83% of parents agree the school is well led and managed

What our teachers says about working with NET Academies Trust:

"I feel like it is an incredibly supportive working atmosphere where people want the best for one another and go out of their way to do their best for both staff and pupils. It is pupil driven which is why I particularly agree with the academy's attitude towards priorities."

"The academy allows me to be part of something larger that makes a difference."

"Staff and pupils feel that we are all part of one family that help and support each other."

"I very much enjoy working for the academy, because I feel supported, valued and work with a great group of people."

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the school. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01992 713 191.

Your completed application form should be submitted electronically to or by post to:

NET Academies Trust

Latton Green Primary

Riddings Lane

Harlow Essex

CM18 7HT

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the School

Welcome to Waltham Holy Cross Primary School.

On behalf of the children, staff and governors, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Waltham Holy Cross Primary Academy and Nursery.

Based in Waltham Abbey, our school is very special – a happy and safe environment in which our children can learn, grow and develop into confident and successful young people.  

Through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop: a strong knowledge base, high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded education; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their potential.

The school has a caring team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child’s education and value your interest and support.

We are delighted to be part of the NET Academy Trust. The key aim of NET Academies Trust is to promote and lead innovative practice to help raise educational outcomes for all pupils.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

James Kenyon Headteacher Waltham Holy Cross Primary Academy and Nursery.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mel Culverhouse
Latton Green Primary Academy
Riddings Lane, Harlow
Essex, CM18 7HT
Telephone: (01279) 421567

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