Assistant Headteacher

King Harold Academy, Waltham Abbey
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Job Ref No. ECC5415-161L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L11-15 (Fringe)
Position Start Date: 01/01/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/10/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 4th October 2021  

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Assistant Headteacher

Start date: January 2022

Contract type:Full Time

Salary:L11 - 15 £56,070 to £61,641

Not suitable for NQTs

King Harold Academy is a superb place to work. Our pupils are ambitious and keen to learn and our staff are highly motivated, collaborative and supportive. We are always evolving and have aspirations to become a beacon of excellence in the sector.

We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher who is deeply committed to addressing educational disadvantage and has the highest of expectations for what pupils can achieve, regardless of their background or context. We are building a culture of excellence at King Harold, in which students are taught a challenging, knowledge-rich curriculum that gives them the currency they need to succeed in whichever path they choose.

As an Assistant Headteacher, you will support the leadership team to drive school improvement and shape the future of our community. As part of a relatively small secondary school, you will have the opportunity to develop many areas of school leadership, and responsibilities will be agreed upon in discussion with the Headteacher. You will receive excellent support and training to develop your leadership.

It is an exciting time to join King Harold. We are on a trajectory of exciting improvements and have a hugely determined community of students and teachers. Pupils' behaviour is excellent in lessons, allowing teachers the opportunity to deliver high quality lessons every day and drive exceptional achievement.

If you're interested in building a school community that provides a transformative education for its students, then King Harold Academy is an exciting opportunity for you.

King Harold Academy also benefits from being part of the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

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.

Application packs can be downloaded from our website Completed application forms should be sent or emailed to Mrs Campbell at

If you would like to arrange an informal conversation or a tour of King Harold with the Headteacher prior to application, please contact Mrs Campbell.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed application form.


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. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

Closing date: 1st October 2021

Interviews: w/c 4th October 2021

Information about the School

King Harold is a vibrant 11-16 mixed comprehensive school where each student is valued. The school is part of the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), whose aims are to raise achievement and establish best teaching practices as an “Accredited Schools Group”.

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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Contact Information

Michaela Campbell
Broomstick Hall Road, Waltham Abbey
Essex, EN9 1LF
Telephone: 01992 714800

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