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  • Start date details

    April 2024 or Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership - L21 to L25

What skills and experience we're looking for

Position: Deputy Headteacher - Curriculum (New position)

Employment type: Full-time Salary: £77,195.00 - £85,146.00 pa, (Leadership Scale L21-25) Closing date: Monday 19th February at 9 am Shortlisting date: Wednesday 21st February

Interview date: w/c 26th February 2024 Position start date: April 2024 or Sept 2024

Are you a dynamic and ambitious leader with a record of school improvement looking for a new challenge, or an experienced leader with the potential to support our school at an exciting stage in its development? Our successful candidate will be a talented, inspiring and highly motivated leader who can build on the significant improvements made by the Senior Leadership Team in recent years and take the school to new levels of success. You’ll 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 growing Sixth Form studying both BTEC and A-Level subjects and new forms added at Year 7 in the last few academic years. We are also anticipating the forthcoming opening of our new dedicated Science Block with purpose-built lab facilities. 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.

We encourage candidates to visit our school and meet our brilliant staff and students for themselves prior to applying. Please contact the HR Manager, Kay McGowan on 01474 566552 ex 1120, to book a tour of the school.

Completed applications should also be emailed to our HR Manager, Kay McGowan at k.mcgowan@thamesview.kent.sch.uk or sent by post to Thamesview School, Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4LF marked for her attention.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. CVs without an application form will not be considered. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

What the school offers its staff

  • A friendly place to work holding the Gold Kent and Medway Staff Wellbeing Award, where all members of staff are valued as people as well as professionals
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Team
  • Low staff turnover
  • Active support with your career development
  • Many CPD opportunities such as NPQML, NPQSL, coaching and more
  • Students that are proud of their school and performing well in Progress Eight, in comparison to many other schools
  • Very well looked after school site and facilities that are only 10 years old and very modern, including ample, free, on-site parking.
  • Free annual Flu Vaccination vouchers.
  • Favourable consideration of requests for time off to attend family events such as weddings, graduations, school plays, Christmas concerts, Sports Day, award ceremonies etc.
  • Access to Health and Wellbeing support via Occupational Health and access to free, confidential counselling services with the Staff Support Line Service.
  • Positive union relations and a representative from the largest teaching union on the staff body.
  • A school that looks to develop people’s skills and abilities at all levels with opportunities for staff to progress quickly and develop into posts of responsibility at all levels up to SLT.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.
Appointment to this post will require an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Thamesview School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
955 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01474 566552

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

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email k.mcgowan@thamesview.kent.sch.uk.

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