Deputy Headteacher job summary
Kennet School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, including being subject to a full DBS check.
Contract: Full Time (Permanent)
Required for: September 2022
Are you an inspirational, highly skilled leader with a proven track record of success at senior level? We are seeking to appoint an experienced leader looking to take the next step in their career.
Kennet is an Outstanding (Ofsted 2016) co-ed comprehensive with 1,800 pupils and 250 staff and plays a pivotal role as the founding school of the Kennet School Academies Trust. We strive to be a forward-thinking,
inspirational and exciting place to be as a pupil and member of staff.
Kennet School’s House system is the lifeblood of our organisation. It creates the structure and routines to ensure pupils are safe, happy, confident and growing in their individuality and ability to contribute to their community, both now and later in life. The Pastoral Team are an exceptional group of hardworking and devoted teachers and we are seeking an inspirational leader to take the helm and continue to develop and improve our systems of support within Kennet School. This commitment and passion is seen across all middle leadership and our team of Department Heads are exceptional: Kennet prides itself on the clarity of our 7 Principles for Learning.
Teachers at Kennet form a collaborative learning community; we share and celebrate each other’s strengths.
We value the importance of research in shaping pedagogy and want our teachers to feel connected to their profession through an understanding of the most recent thinking.
As a pivotal member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will have a large responsibility with the opportunity to harness the power and commitment of our exceptional staff. We seek a Deputy Headteacher to join our Senior
Leadership Team to help shape the vision and direction of Kennet School, who is dedicated and ambitious and who aspires to headship. The Headteacher encourages a co-operative and challenging environment and is looking for someone who will thrive in this context. This role includes considerable operational as well as strategic responsibility, so requires somebody who can shift between these ways of working and is able to deputise as Headteacher. This is a significant leadership role and we welcome candidates with a range of previous experience as responsibilities are flexible.
Applicants must have a strong academic track record, demonstrate the potential to be an exceptional leader
and have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all key stakeholders.
If you’re undecided about applying, we would love to welcome you for an informal visit at your convenience so you can see the school in action. If this is something of interest, please contact Mrs Cambridge, Head’s PA,
The academy is considering growth opportunities locally which could create further career development for our
staff at all levels.
How To Apply: The easiest way to apply is by accessing the role on www.TES.com and clicking the ‘Quick Apply’ button. Alternatively, you can download our application form from the ‘Vacancies’ section of our website and send your completed document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Friday, 20 May 2022 (9am)
Interview Dates: w/c 23 May 2022
Kennet School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all employees, governors, trainees and volunteers to share in this commitment. We seek employees who are keen to contribute to the fuller life of this highly over-subscribed and ambitious school.
Applying for the job
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About Kennet School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 1815 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Kennet is a dynamic and ambitious 11-18 comprehensive school which opened in September 1957. The school has grown over the last 60 years, both in terms of size and success. We currently have approximately 1,780 pupils on roll including strong numbers in the Sixth Form at around 350 pupils. We were judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding in May 2016 and have accumulated a number of awards including Arts Mark Platinum, Exceptional Schools Award, NACE Challenge Award and Investors in Careers. We are currently working on the Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark focusing on the mental health and well-being of our whole organisation.
Arranging a visit to Kennet School
We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with We welcome enquiries and visits
prior to application, so please get in touch with Ms L Mathews, Deputy Headteacher for more information.