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  • Earliest start date

    1 June 2023

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£50,000 - £55,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • This is an exciting time to join The Gatwick School, this role will give the right candidate a real opportunity to make a difference to the 1,000 pupils that attend our school from age 4 to 16.
  • The School Business Manager will play a crucial role on the Senior Leadership Team, providing strategic focus and help shape the future building project.
  • We are looking for an experienced Business Manager to ensure the school’s financial, HR and administrative systems are effective.
  • You will lead the admin and premises teams so the school runs smoothly and embed a culture of continued improvement and innovation.
  • Candidates should have experience of working in a fast-paced environment and be able to lead a wide operational remit.
  • In conjunction with the Headteacher and Trust Finance Director you will be responsible for managing the school's £6m budget, and providing effective operations at The Gatwick School.

What the school offers its staff

  • You will be joining a supportive trust, with a strong Business manager Network,
  • Professional guidance and support from the Aurora Academies Trust central team
  • Extensive CPD opportunities for all staff including Aurora Trust-wide CPD
  • Coaching culture established for staff
  • Employee Wellbeing and Assistance Scheme
  • A supportive induction programme is provided for all new staff.
  • LGPS pension scheme
  • 26 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years service
  • Staff / Long Service Awards
  • Termly hospitality

Commitment to safeguarding

Our whole school approach to safeguarding is based upon an understanding of the local context and an attitude of ‘it could happen here’. The Gatwick School uses the 3 ‘C’s’ – Character, Culture and Currency to promote our inclusive ethos, including our approach to safeguarding.

Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. Our school is a community and all those directly connected, staff, volunteers, IEB members, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.

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About The Gatwick School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
935 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number
01293 538779

The Gatwick School has been set up to establish an All-through school for children aged 4 to 16.

All-through state schools are rare but we feel that it is precisely what gives The Gatwick School a unique place in the local provision for schools.

Here are some of the reasons why we think an all-through education is so valuable and why we think it provides an exciting opportunity for our children:

It removes the well-researched performance ‘dip’ at age 11

It removes the learning barriers and age-old fears that many children face as they leave primary school and make the transition to a secondary school

It enables primary aged children to benefit from having some specialist teaching at an early age, which means that gifted and talented children will be challenged and stretched

It enables some children to benefit by having more time to develop their skills

It enables older children to have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by mentoring younger children (which in turn promotes a healthy and positive school climate)

Older And Younger Children Working Together
Since we have been open, it has been special to see so many and varied interactions which have led to very positive relationships being forged between our Primary and Secondary pupils.

House competitions provide opportunities for older pupils to support our younger pupils. Our primary phase sports days are run by teachers and our pupil leaders

Secondary pupils regularly visit Primary classes during special school events and drop down activities. This has inspired our Primary children to demonstrate greater confidence in reading and oral expression

Arranging a visit to The Gatwick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sfirth@thegatwickschool.org.uk.

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