Contract Type: Full Time
Assistant Headteacher
Job Start Date: 2021-09-01
Salary: L11-15 (Outer London)
School Type:
Free School Secondary
School Size: 0-250
School Age Range: 11-19
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Building 5, North London Business Park, N11 1BF
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School


Assistant Headteacher

Our intention is to appoint an outstanding senior leader. Applications are welcome from experienced or aspiring school leaders for a position starting in September 2021.

As a dynamic Assistant Headteacher you will enthuse staff and students across the school to achieve their potential. High quality teaching and learning is at the core of the school’s work and is driven by all members of the senior team; the successful candidate will support this and deliver on a range of specific

We are looking for a candidate who is:

• An exceptional leader, with experience of securing outstanding outcomes for students;
• An outstanding classroom practitioner, and role model for all stakeholders;
• A committed team-player with experience of having led and managed successful teams;
• Committed to the education of the whole child and to equal opportunities for all.

Our most recent set of GCSE results in 2019 were outstanding. Our first cohort of A Level students received Centre Assessed Grades in August 2020 and all students progressed on to their choice of higher education or career. Students at St Andrew appreciate being taught well and enjoy their learning.  They expect high standards and like to be challenged and stretched in the classroom.  They participate well and enjoy taking responsibility across the school. It is an exciting time to join the school as we are well along the way with plans for the construction of our permanent site, which will also be on the site of the North London Business Park.

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School opened in September 2013 as the first Greek Orthodox secondary school in the country. It was developed from the beliefs, vision and commitment of a wide group of parents, teachers, business people and intellectuals in the Greek Orthodox community and the Church itself. We were judged to be outstanding in all areas at our first Ofsted inspection in June 2015. St Andrew the Apostle is part of the academy sponsor, the Russell Education Trust (RET) and was established as a partnership between RET, the Greek Orthodox Church and the Classical Education Trust. RET is a specialist education sponsor and has five secondary schools which work together to share and promote best practice.

Our schools and teachers benefit from RET’s expert professional development service. In addition to St Andrew, Becket Keys CofE School was also judged outstanding in all areas at their first inspection; and King’s School in Hove, Bristol Free School and Turing House in Twickenham were all judged good with outstanding features.

The opening of St Andrew the Apostle promoted a significant level of interest in the local community. The school offers 50% of places on a faith basis supported by a supplementary information form, and 50% to the local community. In discussion with parents it has become clear they are attracted to a school with high academic standards and a distinctive Christian ethos and vision, drawing on the tenets and values of the Greek Orthodox Church. The curriculum is “traditional but contemporary” and is based on the best practice from independent and state schools. Our Trust’s emphasis on excellence in English, maths and science is fully endorsed by our current parents and those applying for places for at the school. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the full range of students, developing them intellectually, culturally, spiritually and morally.

We are determined to appoint a candidate who will fit well with our staff body and one that will exude the whole school ethos. The candidate must be an excellent classroom practitioner and be able to demonstrate that s/he can play a leadership role across the school. Our ambition is to achieve an outstanding Ofsted rating but beyond that to make our school a wonderful day-to-day experience for our learners and staff. If you are confident that you can rise to these challenges then visit our website for further details.

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About St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School

School vision and values

Our school motto is Ever to Excel.

At St Andrew-the-Apostle School we will

  • Deliver a broad curriculum that promotes academic excellence and exceptional progress across the ability range
  • Foster a spirit of kindness, tolerance and responsibility which will allow each student to grow in character as an individual and as a community member
  • Allow students to excel in sports, music and the arts
  • Encourage students to progress to higher education

Promote a high number of students to study maths, sciences, the classical subjects languages at university

Proud to be first

We are honoured to be the first state-funded Greek Orthodox secondary school in Britain. Anglican, Roman Catholic and other Church schools are very much respected by parents; and we are delighted to join them, making our contribution to the high academic standards and values-based education with which Church schools are associated nationally.

In common with most Church schools, a daily act of collective worship is fundamental to the organisation of St Andrew-the-Apostle. Assemblies are held for the whole school twice a week and in tutor or year groups on the remaining days. We will actively encourage an understanding and respect for all faiths and our assemblies will draw on the musical and choral traditions of many Christian churches; supporting our students as they develop into respectful and well educated young people.