Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£78,507 to £86,450 per annum depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you looking for a new and exciting senior leadership opportunity, to be part of a growing school and a trust that cares about your wellbeing and career?

Thames Park Secondary School, part of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an 11-16 secondary co-educational school, with 570 pupils within years 7-10 currently on roll. In September 2024 we will have year 7-11. We are full with waiting lists in every year group. We are seeking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and dedicated leader to actively promote the aims and objectives of Thames Park Secondary School. The successful applicant will be an outstanding leader, who will have the ability to think strategically. As an effective team player, you will work within a diverse community of students’ parents, staff, Trustees and Senior Leaders. The core purpose of this role will be to take a lead in shaping the Behaviour and Attitudes throughout the school, and to play a major role under the direction of the Headteacher in formulating the aims and objectives of the school.

Some of the Key Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the school and monitor progress towards their achievement
  • Undertake the professional duties of the Deputy Headteacher reasonably delegated to you by the Headteacher and duties of the Headteacher, in the event of their absence from the school
  • In partnership with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team, provide professional leadership and management of Behaviour and Attitudes throughout the school

What the school offers its staff

Why apply for Thames Park Secondary School?

Thames Park Secondary School opened in September 2020 and we moved into our £25 Million state of the art facilities in 2022. Thames Park Secondary School aims to provide an outstanding education for all its students. We have a strong focus on digital education running throughout our curriculum as each of our student has access to their own Chrome book to enhance their learning experience. We are passionate about making our learning both exciting and memorable through our ACE framework for teaching and learning.

We aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. We have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything we do. These values are not just words but help to create the “Thames Park Way.”

Our school was judged to be “good” in all areas by Ofsted. The report states that "Pupils are proud of their school" and "In lessons, they show commitment to learning and work hard". The report states that "The positive ethos at the school is valued and pupils contribute towards this in the way they behave and the way in which they take on positions of leadership", at Thames Park, students "capably take responsibility to lead". The report goes on to describe how Thames Park has "a positive learning atmosphere" and how "pupils conduct themselves maturely". The report also states that "Staff enable pupils to consider and discuss the personal issues faced in adult life”.

Due to increasing student numbers, Thames Park Secondary School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff, to support our growth. We are a school which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. Thames Park is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

  • Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
  • Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
  • Part of a knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, Trustee’s and Central Staff with a robust understanding of education

Thames Park Secondary School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

In return for your hard work you will receive:

  • Support from highly experienced SLT members, the wider trust network and collaboration with our two other secondary schools
  • Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
  • Recognition of continuous service
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
  • On site gym
  • National Conditions of Service
  • Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme

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About Thames Park Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
362 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number
01375 470790

Thames Park Secondary School. opened to Year 7 pupils in central Grays in September 2020 as a brand new school. Grays is a vibrant, dynamic, rewarding and inspiring place to work, and enjoys excellent transport links. The area is undergoing large scale redevelopment in Europe as part of the Thames Gateway Development. We are part of a £20+ million building programme and will have excellent, purpose-built accommodation with state of the art specialist equipment and facilities in September 2022. We are the newest school in the Osborne Co-operative Academies Trust which comprises of 12 schools.

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