Chichester High School, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8EB

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  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2022

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TKAT leadership scale L31 (89,489) – L36 (£101,154)

Headteacher job summary


We are seeking a Headteacher who has the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to rapidly build on Chichester High School’s existing strengths; to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team of staff and governors who are passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences within a culture of highest expectations.

About the school

As one of six secondary schools within the ‘Coast’ region within The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), we are a close and supportive community, working hard to ensure all our students excel. With a current and growing role of 1366 students (Years 7-13), we aim to provide all pupils with a rich and dynamic curriculum to enjoy in a safe environment. Judged to be a ‘good’ school by Ofsted in June 2019 with an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Sixth Form, our vision is for every member of our school community to Enjoy, Endeavour and Excel. We aim to provide a high quality, innovative education ensuring that every student has the opportunity to fulfil their maximum potential. Our curriculum is built upon a strong academic GCSE core and delivered through creative and engaging teaching.

Vision and Values

Chichester High School is an Academy at the heart of its community that aspires for outstanding achievement, developing the highest aspirations for all and providing first rate opportunities. We aim to prepare every individual thoroughly so that they can take their place as a responsible global citizen in our modern world. We want to nurture exemplary ‘citizens of our world’ who will leave Chichester High School as well-rounded individuals with high self-esteem and the courage to grab hold of opportunities and try new things. Young people who seek to do something for others. We want to encourage the type of behaviour that is considerate and responsible, caring about others and caring for the planet and making the world a better and more just place.

Encouraging our students to be confident, caring and capable of taking on life’s challenges is at the heart of what we do. We set high standards and nurture our students so that they are able to meet and exceed our and their own expectations.

We have 4 values that underpin the education we deliver to our students:

• Respect for each other and for learning

• Equality of opportunity and experience for all

• A Community that supports and nurtures all its members

• Achievement for all

As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust, we have access to the expertise, support and opportunities offered by one of the larger multi-academy Trusts in the country. Our staff are dedicated to improving the lives of our students and, unusually, regardless of seniority, every teacher teaches. In this way, all our staff maintain the highest possible standards with regards to subject knowledge and the challenges of the changing secondary curriculum.

To find out more about our school we strongly advise that you visit our website https://www.chstkat.org/

Working for TKAT – ‘Inspiring Learners, Changing Lives’:

Leadership within TKAT schools requires passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

Why work for TKAT?

• The freedom to shape your school within Trust guiding principles

• A support network second-to-none: We passionately believe in the power of collaborative working and actively promote school-to-school support. This includes accessing support from our strong Learning Development Network that offers a range of high-quality professional development opportunities for staff at all levels. In this role, you will also have the direct support of a Director of Education, not to mention the strength of the wider TKAT group.

• Boundless opportunities for career progression: When you deliver and achieve, you will be rewarded for your success – and that could be from leading multiple schools, to additional responsibilities that will impact across TKAT, through to Directorships. If you are ambitious, we’ll help you succeed.

For more information, an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Mike Garlick, Director of Strategy and Development, via email at Mike.Garlick@tkat.org.

To apply, please download and complete an Application Form and return it to hr@tkat.org. This should include an outline of what attracts you to Chichester High School, your own values and how they relate to TKAT and the School values, and your qualities against the person specification. In addition, and again on no more than 2 sides of A4, outline how you would expect your success to have impacted after 3 years, 1 year and your first term, referring to the Job Description, again returning it to hr@tkat.org


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. We will also undertake an online search as part of our due diligence.

Equal Opportunities

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

Access to interview - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist, we will.

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About Chichester High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1359 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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At CHS we are a close and supportive community, working hard to ensure all our students excel.

Our aim is that Chichester High School provides all pupils with a rich and dynamic curriculum to enjoy in a safe environment.

Our aim is that:

All pupils ENJOY high quality, inspirational and innovative teaching and learning

ALL pupils EXCEL in ways they did not think possible

ALL pupils ENDEAVOUR to be excellent 21st Century Global Citizens

All members of our community Enjoy, Endeavour and Excel

During their 7 years with us we will ensure each individual exceeds their expectations and is fully prepared to excel in their future.

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