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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    11 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Yes, visa sponsorship available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L4 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you someone who really wants to make their mark in a school that is committed to improving the lives of children with special educational needs? Then we have the role for you!

Danecourt School is seeking to appoint a proactive, enthusiastic, energetic and reliable Assistant Headteacher with experience of working as a senior leader within a specialist setting.

Danecourt is a growing special school for primary aged children in Medway whose needs include complex learning, sensory, communication and behaviour . The school currently has 250 children on roll across three sites and is due to expand further over the next academic year.

The Assistant Headteacher will have incredibly high expectations and the ability, desire and determination to support the leadership team to continue to develop the school. They will also need to be a strong leader with great empathy and moral direction, leading by example the professional conduct and practice of teachers and teaching assistants to ensure and celebrate high quality continuous professional development for all.

This role would suit an existing Assistant Headteacher or leader who has a proven record as a highly effective teacher. You will have held positions of responsibility that have made a noticeable difference within your current school and must be able to offer the knowledge, skills and understanding to co-develop teaching and learning and implement a truly outstanding and aspirational curriculum to all the children attending Danecourt School.

What the school offers its staff

At Danecourt we offer:

A dedicated, friendly, highly trained staff team

Extensive training package

Opportunities to further develop

Early salary access scheme & financial advice

National terms and conditions

Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

So if you are an innovative thinker who is motivated by inspiring and encouraging pupils with special educational needs to achieve the very best they can, Danecourt could be the right school for you.

Further details about the role

Please see further details of the post, school and trust in the attached candidate information pack.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Danecourt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants.

Commitment to safeguarding

Maritime Academy Trust is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.
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About Danecourt School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01634 232589

Danecourt is a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The school caters for children with a wide breadth of need including complex learning difficulties, autism and social emotional mental health needs. At Danecourt our mission is to provide all pupils with a “stimulating learning environment that allows children to explore through a personalised curriculum to become STARS! Self reliant Team Player Aspirational Resilient Successful The highly trained staff teams maintain high expectations of what each individual pupil is able to achieve, striving to ensure that they all achieve their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. Staff work collaboratively with families and a range of other agencies in order to meet the pupils needs and as a result, they make strong progress academically, emotionally and socially. Pupil achievement is hugely valued and celebrated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate for each pupil.

Arranging a visit to Danecourt School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@danecourt-maritime.org.

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