23 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£89,413 – £103,578

Pay scale

L27 – L33

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Meopham School
  • Salary: L27 – L33 (£89,413 – £103,578)
  • Permanent; Full Time
  • September 2024 start

Are you a passionate, dynamic and inspirational senior leader who is keen to take on your next challenge? Do you have a proven track record in educational leadership and have aspirations to take your next leadership step? Do you wish to grow with a school and earn the autonomy to shape its future development?

We are seeking to appoint a Headteacher to Meopham School, a medium, successful, and popular 11-18 school in Meopham. Meopham School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust in the South East.

We are looking for a creative and collaborative leader who has experience of building teams and devising systems to drive the high performance of both pupils and staff.

We are proud that each school within the Trust has its own unique identity and ethos. Meopham School is already well established and highly regarded in the local community. We are looking for an exceptional leader who has the drive, vision and talent to build on the many strengths at the school and take it forward on its journey to excellence.

Swale Academies Trust provides an extensive network to empower all to achieve success. You will be supported by a school Improvement Executive, and will be encouraged to work closely with the other schools in the Trust to share best practice.

If you have the ambition, resilience and determination to inspire the next generation of students and staff at Meopham School, we look forward to receiving your application.

What the school offers its staff

Applications should be made either via Kent Teach or by submitting a completed SAT Application Form to simon.cox@swale.at. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Simon Cox, Executive Headteacher, for an informal discussion regarding the post by telephone: 0785214 0896 or by email: simon.cox@swale.at

We strongly recommend all interested candidates visit the school. Visits can be arranged at any time by contacting Diane Mills, Headteacher’s P.A, by telephone: 01474 819 464 or by e-mail: diane.mills@swale.at

Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

Closing Date: 9am 25th March 2024

Interview Date: 18th & 19th April 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Meopham School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
989 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
0785214 0896

Arranging a visit to Meopham School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email simon.cox@swale.at.

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