Assistant Headteacher - Sixth Form

The Robert Napier School, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2LX

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 May 2022

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Leadership Scale L12 - L16

Assistant Headteacher - Sixth Form job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic and outstanding leader to lead our Sixth Form. Working under the direction of the Deputy Headteacher, the successful candidate will continue to develop the profile of the Sixth Form as the destination of choice for KS5 study for Year 11 students. They will be responsible for the implementation of the vision, policy, and ethos of the Sixth Form, and for sustaining a high achieving, thriving and successful Sixth Form community. They will promote the Sixth Form to families who seek first-class post-16 education.

In recent years we are delighted that we have successfully supported increasing numbers of students to access and engage with higher education, despite the economic downturn and increasing numbers turning away from the notion of a university education. Quite often, these students are the first generation within their family to achieve this. We are looking to build upon this and support even greater numbers to access both higher apprenticeships and higher education.

We are rightly very proud of our sixth form community, as they play such an important role within our school. The successful candidate will be responsible for building upon the successes we have achieved so far and will support us in taking our sixth form into the next chapter of its journey and supporting our students in achieving the very best in key stage 5.

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About The Robert Napier School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1031 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Based in the heart of the Medway Towns, The Robert Napier School is a non-selective, mixed secondary school of 1100 students, including 130 in the Sixth Form. The school is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, with the original buildings constructed in the 1850s when the school was the original ‘Gillingham Grammar School’. Since then, the school has grown to include a range of buildings, the most recent being the ‘Caxton’ block, formally opened in 2011. The school has excellent facilities including state of the art ICT provision, a purpose-built lecture theatre, retractable bleacher seating in the hall to accommodate up to 380 people, a permanent stage with full lighting and sound rig, a multi-use games area, large playing fields and excellent sports facilities. The school also provides specialist Access to Mainstream Provision for vulnerable students, as well as a dedicated Visually Impaired unit.

The school is a proud member of the Beyond Schools Trust. Working in partnership with the Robert Napier School, the Trust is made up of Fort Pitt Grammar School for Girls, The Thomas Aveling School, Balfour Junior School and Phoenix Primary School. All of the schools are located within a 5-mile radius and work closely to provide an outstanding education and opportunities for the children of Medway.

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