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  • Job start date

    5 January 2024

  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L19 - L23 (£72,542 - £76,003)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To support the Headteacher in planning, leading, developing, supporting, administering and monitoring the religious, academic, pastoral, social and financial life of Archbishop Tenison’s.
  • To lead staff, pupils, students and parents in developing a consistent approach to the practical realisation of the school’s educational vision – through strong policies and practices, a good understanding of professional standards and a high level of parental engagement with the school and its provision for its pupils.
  • To find the resources for this challenging task in the Christian character and calling of the school, making the connection between the spiritual life of a church school community and our day-to-day teaching and learning.

What the school offers its staff

The school is well regarded in the area for its music, drama and sport, especially netball, football and cricket. Students are active in debating and public speaking. We regularly achieve very impressive results in National Mathematical Challenges. There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities with around 40 different clubs and societies. Charity support also features strongly in the life of the Sixth Form and the school. We have a particular link with RUSH in Kenya and each year collect shoe boxes for children at Christmas through the Biggin Hill Romania Group.

The rewarding aspect of working at Archbishop Tenison's is reflected by the way in which staff stay at the school and the high level of staff commitment to extra-curricular activities mentioned earlier. Moreover, each year there are language exchanges, educational journeys abroad, residential field courses, Duke of Edinburgh and Christian Union residential weekends.

Further details about the role

  • Working with Heads of Department, other senior leaders, the Headteacher and Governors to form, develop and articulate a distinctive and coherent Tenison’s curriculum
  • Maintaining awareness of current trends and developments in the curriculum, teaching, learning and 16-19 policy; briefing the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governors accordingly.
  • Assisting the Headteacher in leading the work of the Senior Leadership Team on the review, formation and implementation of the school’s curriculum, teaching and learning and assessment policies; playing a leading role in work on curriculum changes and consultation with staff, parents and Governors; contributing to the active review and evaluation of the curriculum; ensuring that it retains its breadth and balance and remains imaginative and intellectually stimulating, as well as appropriate for and consciously reflective of the pupils currently in the school; working with the school’s Assistant Headteachers to ensure the high standard of teaching, learning, professional development and outcomes needed to fulfil the school’s educational vision.

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About Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
764 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8688 4014

Archbishop Tenison’s Church of England High School is a long-established school with an excellent reputation in the community. Our school motto is ‘Academic excellence for each person in a Christian community’ and we aim to instill these values in everything we do at Tenison’s. We take the personal development of pupils, students, and staff seriously.

Arranging a visit to Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email patoheadteacher@archten.croydon.sch.uk.

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