24 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    9 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    11 January 2022

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

Due to the retirement of our current Principal, the Governors of Goldwyn School are seeking to appoint an exceptional, motivated and inspirational Principal who is passionate about the education of students who have Special Educational Needs.

We are an Outstanding and unique secondary (11-18) SEMH special school in Kent, operating over 4 sites in Ashford and Folkestone, with each site running its own distinctive educational pathway. We are a highly regarded and successful school which has expanded its provision to meet the needs of our increasingly complex and vulnerable students.

We work closely with parents, carers and other agencies to give every student high quality education and care. Goldwyn has experienced and specialist staff who are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of all students.

It is desirable for applicants to have leadership expertise in the education of students who have Special Educational Needs and are committed to providing the best quality education and having high aspirations for their futures.

Goldwyn School is committed to the highest standards in safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.

References may be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Special school, ages 10 to 18
Education phase
School size
192 pupils enrolled
Age range
10 to 18
Contact phone number

About Goldwyn School

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have a learning difference. Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high GCSE aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational education and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education which develops the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School for students with SEMH needs, and consists of:
• Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT)
• Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY)
• Goldwyn Sixth Form in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB)
• Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Arranging a visit to Goldwyn School

We would strongly encourage you to browse our website www.goldwyn.kent.sch.uk as it will also give you a good idea of what our school is like. However, no website can replace the experience of coming into the school and seeing us first-hand. We would warmly welcome you to visit our school under Covid safe guidance prior to shortlisting. We currently require students and staff to wear a mask when moving around the school, so we ask the same of all applicants unless they are exempt. If you would like to schedule an appointment please contact Tina Brobyn, HR Manager.

School location

Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3BT

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