Virtual School Deputy Headteacher (part time 0.5)
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SP/22/212061
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 17:09 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Salary: STPC- Leadership scale 8-12
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Waltham Forest

Vacancy Location

More Information

More about this employer

Virtual School Deputy Headteacher (part time 0.5)

Deputy Headteacher of Waltham Forest Virtual School (part time 0.5)

Salary Scale: Teachers’ Pay and Conditions L8-12

In the London Borough of Waltham Forest, we take equality and inclusion seriously and are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and difference and is a true reflection of the diverse communities of Waltham Forest. We are committed to fostering an environment that empowers our workforce and gives them the freedom to bring their authentic self to work to provide excellent services to all.

Children are at the core of the Council’s vision and strategy, with the well-being of the children in its care taking top priority.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Head of the Virtual School to join our multi-disciplinary team.  This is a high-profile role and requires an innovative approach to delivering the service going forward.  The successful applicant will lead on monitoring, tracking and planning interventions to raise attainment and progress for Waltham Forest’s children in care and care-experienced young people.  You will work as part of an integrated team approach with social care and partners in other services and the community.  You will have a breadth of experience and expertise in primary and/or secondary education and be highly skilled in providing challenge, advice, and support to schools, social care teams and carers. The successful applicant will report to the Virtual School Headteacher and will be responsible for the line management of a small team of Learning Advocates and Advisors.

You will have:

  • QTS with SEND, school improvement and leadership experience
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children and a good understanding of the issues affecting the outcomes of children in care and care leavers and experience of implementing strategies to improve outcomes
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to care and a good awareness of the latest national political picture
  • Experience of working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders within educational settings, the community and local authorities
  • Excellent leadership, communication and management skills
  • Experience of working in a Virtual School would be an advantage

If you join us we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a team committed to improving outcomes for children in care
  • The opportunity to develop leadership skills and contribute to policy development across disciplines
  • Professional development and supervision

This post is for a fixed period until 31/08/2024

For general enquiries please email Fay Blyth and David Aizenberg, Virtual School Headteachers at

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Waltham Forest and its partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to Apply

Application Information


Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please email so we can arrange an alternative.


For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council



Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

Apply Now