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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

48483.00 - 54684.00

Assistant Headteacher Secondary job summary

Job overview

We are looking for an outstanding Assistant Headteacher, with a Secondary focus to join our staff team from September 2024.


The Gatwick School (TGS) is an all-through school catering for pupils aged 4 -16 located in a unique position 10 minutes from Gatwick airport in the busy and thriving Manor Royal District.


This newly created position will play a critical role in the further development of provision within the secondary phase of our TGS family.


The successful candidate will be:

  • An experienced leader with a passion for developing curriculum and helping staff to be the very best that they can be
  • Committed to providing the best possible learning opportunities for students and helping them to overcome any barriers to create the Choices, Chances and Culture for continued success
  • Excited by the opportunities and potential that all-through schools offer with their unique place in the sector
  • Extremely ambitious about a fast-track career path to their first Headship role


We can offer:

  • A unique opportunity to lead in an all-through school with an ambitious, committed and highly skilled leadership team
  • Pupils who are hungry to achieve and know the value of a great education
  • The opportunity to be part of a multi-academy trust that has collaboration at its heart and will support you every step of the way
  • A school that has recently been through a rigorous and highly positive full OFSTED inspection
  • Highly positive emergent reputation of excellence
  • A recently updated extremely comprehensive benefits package


To find out more about the role please see the supporting information along with the job description and person specification.


For an informal chat or to arrange a visit to our incredible school, please contact our Headteachers’ Executive Assistant, Vicki Haridimou at vharidimou@thegatwickschool.org.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our whole school approach to safeguarding is based upon an understanding of the local context and an attitude of ‘it could happen here’. The Gatwick School uses the 3 ‘C’s’ – Character, Culture and Currency to promote our inclusive ethos, including our approach to safeguarding.

Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. Our school is a community and all those directly connected, staff, volunteers, IEB members, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.

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About The Gatwick School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
935 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

The Gatwick School has been set up to establish an All-through school for children aged 4 to 16.

All-through state schools are rare but we feel that it is precisely what gives The Gatwick School a unique place in the local provision for schools.

Here are some of the reasons why we think an all-through education is so valuable and why we think it provides an exciting opportunity for our children:

It removes the well-researched performance ‘dip’ at age 11

It removes the learning barriers and age-old fears that many children face as they leave primary school and make the transition to a secondary school

It enables primary aged children to benefit from having some specialist teaching at an early age, which means that gifted and talented children will be challenged and stretched

It enables some children to benefit by having more time to develop their skills

It enables older children to have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by mentoring younger children (which in turn promotes a healthy and positive school climate)

Older And Younger Children Working Together

Since we have been open, it has been special to see so many and varied interactions which have led to very positive relationships being forged between our Primary and Secondary pupils.

House competitions provide opportunities for older pupils to support our younger pupils. Our primary phase sports days are run by teachers and our pupil leaders

Secondary pupils regularly visit Primary classes during special school events and drop down activities. This has inspired our Primary children to demonstrate greater confidence in reading and oral expression

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