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Assistant Headteacher

Thamesview School, Gravesend, Kent

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Scale Point 11-15

Job summary

Assistant Headteacher
(Full Time - Perm)
Required for a Jan 2021 start

FOCUS AREAS: Based on prior experience and expertise.

Are you a dynamic and ambitious middle leader with a record of school improvement? Are you looking for a new challenge with the potential to support our school at an exciting stage in its development?

Due to the relocation of one of our senior leaders, we are looking for a passionate and committed leader who can build on the significant improvements already made and take the school to new levels of success. You will find a well-kept physical environment and a culture of high aspiration. We expect our students to Believe – Achieve – and Succeed.

The school is expanding, with a new Sixth Form studying a mixture of A Levels, Vocational programmes including the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) and new forms added at Year 7 in the last few academic years. This presents a tremendous opportunity to further develop our vibrant school community.

We want our students, whatever their background or ability, to have the best possible all round education to prepare them to take their place in society. We pride ourselves on our inclusive approach and seek to promote positive values in all aspects of school life.

For the right candidate the role provides an exciting challenge with significant opportunities for professional and personal development. If you believe you can make a positive contribution to our students’ success and support our culture and values with passion, then we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like an opportunity to meet the Headteacher before applying, please contact Michelle Pennington (m.pennington@thamesview.kent.sch.uk).

Completed applications should be emailed to our HR Manager, Kay McGowan at k.mcgowan@thamesview.kent.sch.uk.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applying for the job

A copy of our application form is available from the school website

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 886 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Thamesview School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email k.mcgowan@thamesview.kent.sch.uk

About Thamesview School

Thamesview School is a place where every member of school is encouraged to have the highest aspirations in their personal and academic lives. Our students are encouraged to become globally aware citizens who embrace high moral standards.

We place Teaching and Learning at the very core of everything we do and are committed to empowering students to become:

• aspirational
• confident in learning
• adaptable
• creative
• responsible

Our school emphasises the importance of core skills and the importance of the fundamental skills involved, particularly in English and maths, and in all other curriculum areas. Our rich curriculum enables each student to make progress on a pathway which is right for them. This means that the school offers both academic and vocational qualifications so that each individual is fully prepared to maintain strong habits of learning throughout their lives and to be fully prepared to participate in society as lifelong learners.

Thamesview School cares for its students so that everyone feels safe and is able to learn. Our ethos of care and respect permeates through every aspect of school life. Students are encouraged to act with integrity and honesty in every aspect of their lives and to ensure that they leave school with a tenacity to succeed and willingness to make positive contributions to our society.

Arranging a visit to Thamesview School

For further information or to arrange a tour of the school please contact us on 01474 566552 ex 1120

School location

Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4LF