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Assistant Headteacher

The King Edmund School, Rochford, Essex

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership pay range L13 - L17, £56,718 to £62,570 per annum

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, creative and committed Assistant Headteacher as an integral part of our established Senior Leadership Team. An exceptional leader is required to help move the academy forward during this exciting period as we advance with our newly announced re-build. The specific responsibilities will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate, as there is flexibility to shape our Senior Leadership Team.

Applicants are required to demonstrate in their application how their leadership ability and experience have positively impacted on student achievement and progress, and/or demonstrate their contribution to the development of teaching and learning initiatives and their positive impact on staff development, quality of lesson observations and raising standards. We want staff with the vision and determination to ensure all our students receive a first class education and who will rise to the challenge of building on success.

Applicants must have a strong academic track record, experience of effective management, the ability to lead and be capable of building good working relationships with staff, students and parents. The role will suit an experienced middle manager seeking an opportunity for professional development or someone already experienced at senior level. As this is a senior position it carries a reduced teaching timetable. Please state your teaching subject specialism in your application.

Employee benefits

• Comprehensive tailored induction programmes
• Mentor / Buddy System
• Outstanding Teacher Programmes
• An extensive support programme, including a system of twilights
• Commitment to continuing professional development, including MA / MSc and other courses
• Excellent career development opportunities
• Various staff benefits including access to the gymnasium and swimming pool

Applying for the job

To apply please click on the ‘How to apply’ link, complete the Quick Apply Application and upload your CV.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1543 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01702 560904

About The King Edmund School

KES is a school with good leadership and management and one with great public transport links. The school day lends itself to a good work/life balance with the teaching day ending at 14:10 each day. Offering an extensive support programme, including mentor/buddy system, Initial Teacher Training support for NQTs or for those seeking Qualified Teacher Status (QTS / QTLS), a system of twilight training sessions, as well as excellent development opportunities. Staff benefits include free car parking, onsite gymnasium and swimming pool, as well as staff recognition schemes including a ‘Shout Out Board’ and your own personal ‘KES Angel’.

KES has a set of values and expectations of the way that everyone in our school community should treat each other - everyone works together to ensure the school is welcoming and that everyone feels valued. We are #KESway.


Arranging a visit to The King Edmund School

To find out more about our school please visit our website. We would also welcome and encourage visits to the school over half term. Therefore, please email adminoffice@kes.essex.sch.uk and the PA to the Headteacher will arrange for the Headteacher to provide a tour of the school.

School location

Vaughan Close, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1TL

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