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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 37.5 hours a week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £65,000 and £72,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal to join our growing senior leadership team. We are looking for an exceptional classroom practitioner with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes for young people. The successful candidate will have the highest standards of themselves and of others and be skilled in creating and developing teams of people. We require a science specialist who has a track record of skilfully leading postholders and teachers to create an exceptional department. At Goresbrook, we pride ourselves on acting with integrity; we do what is right for young people, always. You will be no different. You will display an authenticity that builds trust and maintains excellent relationships with others. You will offer thoughtful and considered contributions to whole school leadership and be able to drive forward improvement in your areas of whole school responsibility through intelligent thinking, methodical implementation and effective evaluation. You will strike the very careful balance between offering highly effective support and development to those that you lead, alongside providing rigorous challenge and accountability. The unique nature of working in a new start school means the successful candidate will be need to highly flexible and will thrive on a working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same. Whether you are already an Assistant Principal seeking a new challenge or a Middle Leader looking for the next step in your career, if you want to be part of creating a transformational school, Goresbrook is for you.

What the school offers its staff

What we offer:

- Clear purpose. We are all here to make a real difference to students lives

- Lots of opportunities to observe others and receive feedback. We have an open door policy and place Teaching and Learning at the centre of what we do. We never grade lessons and all feedback is developmental

- An environment in which student behaviour is exemplary. Teachers can teach and students can learn

- Curriculums that are designed in order for pupils to achieve mastery of both content and skills. We have a strong focus on core knowledge and use cutting-edge insights from cognitive science and educational research to ensure that content is retained over time

- Year groups of 120 students. We are a small school and pride ourselves on knowing our students

- A minimum of two hours curriculum time for each subject area allowing teachers to know students next steps

- Weekly in-school CPD, including a tailored NQT programme

- External CPD programmes, including NPQML and NPQSL

- Opportunities for promotion and development

Commitment to safeguarding

Everyone who works with children and young people has a responsibility for safeguarding and protecting children and young people from harm.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility therefore all staff at Goresbrook School are trained and have regular refresher training in order to remain vigilant when protecting our children and young people.

Goresbrook is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

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About Goresbrook School

School type
Free School, Multi-faith, ages 4 to 18
School size
1102 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number

As an all through school, we offer students the opportunity complete their entire educational journey with us, joining us aged three and leaving aged eighteen. Our school is built on a formula of high expectations, a relentless focus on standards and a belief that every young person, regardless of background or circumstance, can succeed. Our calm and purposeful atmosphere allows student learning to be at the centre of all that we do and we are committed to ensuring that students’ high-quality classroom experience is matched with enriching extra-curricular opportunities. Success after formal education, relies on securing excellent academic outcomes, but it also requires a wealth of experiences that nurture and develop the whole child. We want our pupils to be able to access top universities and professions, whilst also having the cultural and spiritual awareness to be generous and enriching members of society.

Arranging a visit to Goresbrook School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sirrela.dinesh@goresbrookschool.org.uk.

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