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Assistant Headteacher

Chalklands Cluster
Caterham, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
GLF Leadership Range L1 - L5
Start Date
1st September 2024
19th April 2024 01:01 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412279

Chalklands Cluster Assistant Headteacher

We are looking to appoint a non-classed based Cluster Assistant Headteacher to work across two of our schools within the Caterham area.

  • Hillcroft Primary School
  • Marden Lodge Primary School

Your opportunity

As a Cluster Assistant Headteacher, you will help to shape the future vision of the schools, promote excellence, equality and the highest expectations for our children and staff.

We are looking for a passionate and ambitious leader who is driven by a clear moral purpose. You must be able to mentor, coach, challenge and support our staff teams. You should expect to lead on a varied portfolio of responsibilities, with a focus on the quality of education to ensure that our offer meets the needs of every child; that all our assessment and data systems are robust and fit for purpose; and that we have a highly-skilled team of teachers through staff coaching and development.

The successful candidate will be a motivated middle leader who is now seeking promotion to the position of Assistant Headteacher, or who is an experienced Assistant Headteacher looking for their next career move into a large Trust with many progression opportunities. They will be an excellent classroom practitioner, who has the ability to share, model and demonstrate the key characteristics of effective teaching and learning and support the effective implementation of the aligned GLF curriculum. Leading positively, professionally and enthusiastically, you will support us in maintaining high standards across the schools and within the Cluster.

About the Schools

Hillcroft Primary School and Marden Lodge Primary School all sit within a cluster of Primary schools, known as Chalklands, overseen by a Regional Director. The cluster also includes the following other schools; Warlingham Village Primary School, Whyteleafe Primary School and Chestnut Park Primary School.

This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 children
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across Southern England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

  • Access to our highly competitive teaching pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Career pathways and talent management
  • Staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details: Permanent – full time

Salary: GLF Leadership Range L1 - L5

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th April

Interview date: Tuesday 23rd April

Contact: If you would like more information about the role, or a tour of our schools, please contact Louise Summers, Interim Executive Headteacher, via the Hillcroft School Office 


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.