Headteacher Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham, Kent

Job description

The School

Holcombe Grammar School are recruiting for an outstanding, energetic and inspirational Headteacher to lead the school.

We are a successful grammar school for students aged 11-18 with a long-standing reputation for being a supportive and caring environment in which to teach and learn. We are the best performing boys’ grammar school in Medway.

After the school’s 'Good' Ofsted judgement in April 2018, Holcombe Grammar School has continued to make rapid progress towards becoming one of the most successful grammar schools in the Southeast. Our new Headteacher will lead Holcombe Grammar School from Good to Outstanding and will do all that it takes to get us there.

The Trust
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is in the Top 10 performing Multi Academy Trusts for KS4 progress.
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a successful, diverse and growing Multi-Academy Trust, we are a family of schools who are stronger together. This excellent opportunity will allow for an inspirational, consultative and strategic leader to grasp the role with a ‘hands on’ approach and lead the continuing developments of the school and improve the life chances of children across the school.
If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust we would encourage you to apply.

Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:
Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

Next Steps

A visit to the school during the school day will give you a far better insight as to the character and spirit of the school, whilst being an opportunity to see our staff working to transform the life chances of students in our care. We strongly encourage any applicants who may be interested in working at our school to contact Wendy Tanner w.tanner@tsatrust.org.uk or 01634 830084 to book a no-pressure tour of the school.
Interviews will be held on 19 and 20 September 2019.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

• Fully acquainted with the demands and requirements of the KS4 and KS5 curriculum
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Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status and degree qualification

Essential skills and experience

• A strong track record of educational leadership and improving attainment and achievement
• Highly effective communication skills
• Ability to maintain great relationships with students, staff, parents, governors, the community and all stakeholders.
• Skilled in Behaviour Management

• Highly effective communication skills
• Ability to maintain great relationships with students, staff, parents, governors, the community and all stakeholders.
• Skilled in Behaviour Management
• Experience of working at leadership level in a school which includes secondary age range
• Fully acquainted with the demands and requirements of the KS4 and KS5 curriculum
• Qualified Teacher Status and degree qualification
• Fully acquainted with the demands and requirements of the KS4 and KS5 curriculum

Employee benefits

What you will get in return

• The opportunity to work for a school with a rich heritage and fantastic facilities
• With an outstanding Leadership and Management team within the trust, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD
• Vast support network including the CEO, Executive Team and Directors of Education
• Work with parents who are supportive of our Trust’s values and ethos
• A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas.


About Holcombe Grammar School

Address
Holcombe, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Holcombe Grammar School website (opens in a new window)