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About Waltham Forest
This East London borough is one of the few highly affordable places left in the city to live.
Waltham Forest offers quick and convenient tube links into the centre of London, making it ideal for commuters who can’t afford the high prices of other areas of East London.
Waltham Forest’s cultural life has been growing steadily over the course of the past decade. The Arts and Crafts Movement, stewarded by poet and designer William Morris, has its origins in Waltham Forest and the borough now hosts the annual arts exhibition the E17 Art Trail.
Waltham Forest in numbers:
- The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Walthamstow is £1,134 pcm, compared to £1,662 pcm in London
- The cost of living for a single person in Walthamstow is £753 pcm, compared to £772 pcm in London
- The journey from Walthamstow Central to London Liverpool Street is 18 minutes
Teaching in Waltham Forest
Of the 24 registered schools in the area:
- 5 schools were rated outstanding in their last OFSTED inspection, 16 were rated good and 1 requires improvement
- 6 are academies, 11 are maintained schools, 2 are independent, 2 are special educational needs schools and 3 are colleges
- 17 schools in Waltham Forest are primary schools, 7 are secondary schools and 8 are schools for those aged 16-18
- 5 schools have no religious character and 3 are Christian faith schools, (1 Church of England, 1 Roman Catholic and 1 Other)
Why choose Waltham Forest teaching jobs?
- A very affordable place to live and rent in comparison to much of London
- Period properties in Waltham Forest – many of them Edwardian or post-war – are very good value for money, often half the asking price of those in nearby Hackney
- Excellent commuting links, served by the London Overground, Central, Victoria and Greater Anglia lines
- Many good schools both within the borough itself and in London within a short distance
Whatever your teaching style, requirements and specialities, at Engage Education we are dedicated to finding you the perfect teaching job.
We have vacancies for Waltham Forest teaching jobs in all subjects and a range of school types. To ensure a smooth transition between roles we also provide local support for all Engage teaching placements in Waltham Forest and elsewhere.
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