Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 2pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

L12 - L17

Head of Primary Phase job summary

Head of Primary Phase

Hours: Full-time

Salary: L12 - L17 (This range will be reviewed as the primary phase of the school moves to full capacity.)

Required for September 2024

Part of the Aletheia Academies Trust, Saint George’s Church of England school is a successful and thriving school that has served the children of Gravesend since the 17th century. The school is a Church of England, co-educational school which became an all-through school when our primary phase opened in 2019. The school is a warm, caring and highly inclusive place where all members of the community are cared for and valued, this is lived out through our CHRIST values of Creativity, Honesty, Resilience, Inclusion, Stewardship and Thankfulness, and through our vision statement, All Different, All Equal, All Flourishing. The Aletheia Academies Trust now has 12 schools, 11 of which are primary and both of our phases benefit greatly from the work of the Aletheia Best Practice Teams in all key areas of school life.

The all through school has been inspected once so far under a Section 48, (SIAMS) wherein the effectiveness, character and ethos of the school was judged to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The most recent Ofsted inspection in October 2023 judged the school as ‘Good’ and found both the personal development of pupils, and our early years provision, to be outstanding. Both phases are significantly oversubscribed.

The site has been greatly developed and refurbished over the recent years. In addition to the new primary phase building the site has benefited from a new science building, a floodlit 3G sports facility and a £6 million secondary building housing the 6th form, performing arts and core subjects. All facilities are accessible to the entire school community regardless of key stage. Some staff teach and support across both phases and subject leaders from all phases work closely together to build a clear and cohesive curriculum journey from Year R to 13 in each academic subject. In addition, the primary phase is based upon the Essentials Curriculum developed by Chris Quigley across all subjects, this is complemented by a number of other teaching and learning tools, including through the use of White Rose Maths, Little Wandle for phonics and Accelerated Reader.

This is a truly exciting time to join the Saint George’s leadership team. Given the demand for places the primary phase expanded to 2 forms of entry in reception from September 2023 and will see our very first Year 6 cohort in September 2024. The successful applicant will play an important part in leading the further growth of the primary phase and working with other leaders to develop a genuine all-through provision at St George’s. We recognise that the role and associated responsibilities will develop as numbers in the primary phase increase which makes this an ideal position for an applicant who wishes to genuinely shape the educational future for local children.

We are a committed, dynamic and innovative team and pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring that all students progress through high quality teaching and learning provision for all. The successful applicant will share these values and play an active part in delivering on this commitment.

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You feel you are ready for primary headship;
  • You want to work in a supportive and highly successful trust;
  • You have the vision to lead this crucial phase in pupils’ learning journey as part of a larger all-through school;
  • You understand the importance of every student achieving the very best they can;
  • You are ambitious for the outcomes of every pupil;
  • You have proven leadership experience and a strong track record of school improvement.

Closing Date: Monday 15th April 2024 at 12 midnight

Interview Date: Tuesday 23rd April and Wednesday 24th April

Aletheia Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Commitment to safeguarding

Saint George’s Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and governors to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found on our website. All new employees, volunteers and governors will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

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About Saint George's Church of England School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 18
School size
1381 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Saint George's Church of England School is a popular wide ability school for boys and girls. It is located in pleasant green fields and is within easy reach of the A2/M2 motorway with excellent transport links to London. In 2016 it was the most oversubscribed high school in Kent.

Saint George’s Church of England School converted to Academy status in November 2011 and is a founder member of the Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust formed in December 2014.

The school recently underwent a section 8 inspection (February 2017) and was considered to have remained 'Good' overall with 'Outstanding' for Leadership and Management; continued improvement since the last inspection was also recognised. I recommend it to you as a friendly community, where an energetic, willing, supportive staff work enthusiastically and collaboratively to enable students to excel.

We are delighted that we have been able to expand our age range to open a new primary department on site, making Saint George's an all through school from 4-18 from September 2019.

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