This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: Lister Community School
  • Reference: Sec/21/147020
  • Published: Tue 30/03/2021, 11:14 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 26/04/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Range L33 to L39b £100,604 to £115,215 (subject to 2021 pay award)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lister Community School, Newham

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Required from September 2021

Newham Community Schools Trust is delighted to invite applications for the post of Headteacher for Lister Community School.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring headteacher to lead our growing and popular secondary school into the next stage of its development.  You will be supported by a strong and dedicated leadership team.

You will have:

  • Determination, resilience and integrity
  • The ability to motivate and work with the entire school community
  • Commitment to the highest possible standards, both in academic outcomes and in pastoral care
  • Proven strategies of raising and sustaining attainment in a secondary school setting

We welcome applications from experienced Deputy Heads seeking their first Headship, as well as experienced Headteachers.

We are a popular specialist school in Music and Science and we are also the Resourced Provision for secondary aged Deaf and Partially Hearing Students in Newham.  In the last seven years, Lister has consistently achieved outcomes above national averages and positive Progress 8 scores, while remaining a genuinely inclusive and community-based school.

With over 1,500 students, we are a larger than average school in the heart of the London Borough of Newham. The school benefits from being located in new and purpose built accommodation on a single site with ample outdoor areas and the use of an all-weather sports pitch. We work in close partnership with three other 11-16 schools in the Newham Community Schools Trust partnership (currently made up of two Academies and two Foundation schools).

Lister Community School recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Please read the Headteacher Recruitment Pack on our website ( for more information about the role and the recruitment process.

Tours of the school are available on request, please contact Claudia O’Garro, School Business Manager, on 020 8471 3311 / 07904 838785 or email

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Monday 26th April 2021

Interview dates:  Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th May 2021