Newham is an exciting borough in which to start your senior management career. Our population is expanding fast, resulting in a high level of investment both in school buildings, and in developing our school staff. Promotion comes quickly for many of our staff, and a high number of head teachers were previously class teachers, senior managers and deputy heads in our borough. We are recognised as a leading authority for inclusive education. The Family and School Support Teams, Sure Start programmes and trained teaching assistants are just some of the initiatives which were implemented in Newham. There are exciting links with local businesses, and in using the arts programme to raise achievement. There are established links with the Tate, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet, as well as the University of East London and local theatres and arts organisations.
Head teachers receive a supportive and comprehensive induction. There are networking and leadership conferences to encourage the sharing of best practice, and advisers can be called on for support.