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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£69,969 - £77,194

Pay scale

L17 – L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Westlands Secondary School
  • Salary: L17 – L21(£69,969 - £77,194)
  • Permanent; Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Deputy Headteacher at Westlands School; the successful candidate will be a talented, inspiring and highly motivated leader who has the skill to successfully maintain and develop the values, culture and traditions of our school.

The position requires a leader who can maintain our well-established behaviour management systems whilst also developing new strategies to ensure we continue to have high standards of behaviour for learning and strong working relationships with students and their families.

As Deputy Headteacher leading on Behaviour and Culture, the successful candidate will work closely with the Headteacher and will lead a large team of Assistant Headteachers and support staff to ensure our RADAR values are at the heart of everything we do.

This role proves an outstanding career opportunity for an ambitious and experienced professional who can demonstrate impact of strategic leadership, excellent management and has a proven track record of success.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Headteacher for an informal discussion, and to visit the school, by arrangement with the Headteachers PA Ellen Apps

For further information on the full main duties and responsibilities and the requirements for the job are detailed in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications will be considered upon being received. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive

What the school offers its staff

If you are interested in this post, please contact Christina Honess at christina.honess@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contactrecruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Westlands School may undertake online searches of any candidates as part of the Shortlisting Process.

Interview Date:23 & 24/04/24

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

This job post has expired.

About Westlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1784 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01795 477475

Arranging a visit to Westlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email wssrecruitment@swale.at.

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