Head Teacher The Wells Free School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Job description

The Wells Free School in Tunbridge Wells is looking for a new Head Teacher to lead the school on the next stage of its exciting journey.

Established in 2013, we moved into our new premises in September 2016; a purpose built school with brand new facilities and a huge opportunity to create a unique learning environment for the children of Tunbridge Wells.

First inspected while located in our temporary accommodation in 2015, we are delighted to have maintained our Good Ofsted rating following our inspection in June 2019.

We are seeking a Head Teacher to lead our established and dedicated team of teaching and support staff to take us onwards and upwards, with clear values and moral purpose to promote and build upon the founding values of school.

Can you deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, mixing academic achievement and progress with the life skills and compassion that our students will need to thrive in the modern world?

The Wells is a standalone primary academy which means there are many opportunities as well as some exciting challenges. We would like to appoint a leader who can make the most of our school's freedoms whilst providing a strong vision for the future of the school.

Visits are warmly welcomed, please contact the school office on 01892 739075 to arrange a suitable date and time.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Essential educational requirements

Recent and relevant leadership experience, with evidence of having made a significant impact on standards; 
Successful teaching and curriculum experience; 
Experience of management of human resources; 
Experience of using financial management information effectively within a school setting to ensure proper stewardship of school funds; Knowledge of Key Stage 1, 2 and EYFS principles and practice;  Proven track record of driving school improvement. 
Experience and ability to safeguard and protect the welfare of children

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status 
Evidence of further professional development 
NPQH (desirable)

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge of national education strategy, the wider context for schools and the contribution of education to promoting and sustaining a fair and equitable society; 
Understanding of quality in learning and teaching, and how to achieve excellence; 
Understanding of values development within the broader curriculum to support the school community, local community and pupils as citizens of the world; 
Knowledge of monitoring and evaluating performance and use of school self-evaluation in order to raise attainment; 
Understanding of tools for the interpretation, analysis and use of data to inform school improvement; 
Knowledge of key considerations in effective management and deployment of people and other resources; 
Knowledge of best practice and procedures for safeguarding children; 
Up to date knowledge and understanding of the SEND Code of Practice

About The Wells Free School

King Charles Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8FA
Free School
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