Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral Care & Pupil Premium

Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury, Kent


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £56,579 to £62,426

Job summary

Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral Care and Pupil Premium

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Leader to the post of Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral Care (One Key Stage to be discussed at interview) to join a leadership group of an Executive Headteacher, Headteacher, Senior Deputy Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and one other Assistant Headteacher from September 2020. The opportunity to work across the Trust is available to interested candidates.

The successful candidate will:
•Be an experienced leader already contributing significantly to whole-school developments
•Be passionate about high standards and achievement and excellence for all
•Be passionate about teaching and learning
•Be an enthusiastic team player
•Be an excellent teacher

The focus of responsibility for the post will be the strategic development of the School Pastoral Care within one Key stage and the outcomes and progress of Pupil Premium students across the School. The successful candidate will have the potential and desire to be active and influential across the whole leadership spectrum. As such it will provide a first rate preparation for those considering going on to Deputy Headship.

The successful candidate will:
•Have an intelligent grasp of raising standards and achievement through excellent pastoral care, guidance and support
•Have an intelligent grasp of raising standards and achievement for students in receipt of Pupil Premium

The role is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly effective leadership team in a forward thinking school which benefits from excellent resources, good ICT facilities, a dynamic and friendly staff team and students who are able and enthusiastic. As Assistant Headteacher this post is key in ensuring the further developments of our school. We aim to ensure that the successful candidate will be central to all major strategic decisions and will be leading some of these, working with Governors, staff and students. Central to this role is the ability to be a secure link between the staff and the Headteacher and so be able to work with the Headteacher, in an honest and open forum, in advising on staff morale and enthusiasm.

Application Process
•Closing date for applications is Monday 2 March 2020 at midday.
•Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 9 March 2020

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Please complete the application form and provide a supporting statement (on no more than two sides of A4). The supporting statement should include how you meet the person specification and your skills and experience to date that make you an ideal candidate for this post. Both should be emailed to Mrs R Light -

If you wish to discuss this post or tour the school please contact Mrs Light on the email address above.

Barton Court Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

Essential educational requirements

Good degree

Essential qualifications

Good degree

Essential skills and experience

We are looking to appoint an experienced leader into our Senior Leadership Team to help us lead the school towards the next stage of its development and to maintain our status as an Outstanding School. A high level of commitment to our vision of excellence and high standards is required.

Employee benefits

Supportive leadership team
Kent Rewards scheme
Excellent CPD
Enthusiastic students, keen to learn
Access to Canterbury Christ Church University gym with reduced membership

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 968 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website Barton Court Grammar School website (opens in a new window)
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About Barton Court Grammar School

Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS) is a state, selective, co-educational school with a strong reputation for its high academic standards and its caring and supportive ethos. The School is an accredited ‘Advanced Thinking School’ and is also the lead school of Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT). We are a small, but highly ambitious trust which consists of three secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS); The Charles Dickens School (CDS) which joined BCAT on 1 March 2017 and Barton Manor School, a free school which is a 5 form entry 11-18 non-selective school with a joint Sixth Form with BCGS. Barton Manor School is co-sited to BCGS and work on developing its multi-million-pound site has just started with a view to this opening within the next 2 years.

School location

Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PH