Satellite Director

Milestone Academy, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JZ

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership commensurate with experience

Satellite Director job summary

Please be aware that this role is based at Wilmington Academy; one of Milestone Academy's satellite provisions.

About the role: Milestone Academy is seeking to appoint a talented and motivated Satellite Director to join us from September 2022. Our successful candidate will offer the very best teaching and learning to our pupils in the satellite provision to ensure they achieve the excellent outcomes they deserve and skilled leadership of the staff team. We are driven to ensure our pupils are safe and happy and we have high expectations that every pupil will be valued, challenged and supported to make sustained academic and personal progress. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a consistently Outstanding SEN academy! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Milestone Academy is an exciting and dynamic setting providing a rich environment for anyone wishing to develop their career and find job satisfaction. The team at Milestone work together to achieve the very best for their students. Engaging in high level CPD and exploring creative avenues to improve the curriculum offer; staff develop a range of skills to ensure the diverse needs of pupils are met and they achieve their very best regardless of background or need. Aspiration for both staff and students is at the heart of our community and we now need a new Satellite Director to lead one of our teams based at Wilmington Academy. If you are in the mainstream and looking for career progression or a different challenge, or already in a special school setting read on and contact us if you think this is the role for you.​​​​​​​

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Milestone Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and are:

an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record;
a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.
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About Milestone Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
362 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Katie Whitelaw (Office Manager) - Visits will be offered in May 2022 and will be hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer Katie a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the SLT about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Katie (as above) in the first instance.

Application closing date: Monday 16th May 2022
Shortlisting date: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Selection activity date: Friday 20th May 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Coordinator) on 01634 412 263 or

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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