5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    4 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L20 - L24 (Outer London)

Job summary

The Governors are seeking to appoint two exceptional leaders with the drive and determination to make a significant contribution to the strategic leadership and management of Hurstmere School.

We welcome applications from highly motivated, inspirational individuals with outstanding leadership qualities who have the expertise and passion to support our students in achieving their potential and becoming the very best versions of themselves.

The specific requirements of the post are subject to discussion to balance the roles of the wider Senior Leadership Team, the strengths and experiences of the successful candidates and to offer rotation to enhance a skill set for future career development.

We welcome applications from individuals with experience of strategic leadership of learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum development and those with experience of strategically leading a whole school pastoral strategy.

The successful candidates will:
• have the vision and skills to support the Principal with the school’s journey of continuous improvement
• possess proven leadership in a school context, including the ability to delegate, identify areas of underperformance and to lead improvement
• be able to work effectively as part of team, initiating and implementing change with a sustained impact
• be an inspirational, creative and exceptional teacher with a strong background in raising student achievement
• be passionate about improving outcomes for students and to ensure all students reach their potential
• possess a positive, solution focused approach

If you are looking for an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding role in which you feel you could make a difference to our students, then we warmly welcome your application.

Applying for the job

Please complete the application form and either email to Mrs Murphy or post to the school.

Hurstmere School is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all students and a "culture of vigilance" to safeguard and protect all in its care. There are policies and procedures in place, including safer recruitment procedures. All staff and volunteers are expected to uphold this safeguarding commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and other employment checks.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1047 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 8300 5665

About Hurstmere School

Hurstmere School is a popular, non-selective secondary academy for boys aged 11 – 16, serving the local community of Sidcup. It is a special place, with a strong sense of community and a determination to succeed in all that we do. The school has approximately 1,040 students on record and is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all students and a “culture of vigilance” to safeguard and protect all in its care. Hurstmere School’s vision is for our students to 'Believe and Achieve'; to be the best that they can be. By promoting high aspiration and fostering a confident, self-belief that with hard work and determination, there are no boundaries to what they can achieve. Hurstmere offers a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity. We expect everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and of each other. Our students are expected to be ready to learn, to work hard and to celebrate their own and each other's achievements. We have staff who are devoted to providing the best education and pastoral care possible, and students of whom we are extremely proud; this mix creates a school that is a pleasure to work and learn in. We are committed to a strong home-school partnership and believe the whole community can contribute to the progress of our students as they journey through Hurstmere School, to sixth form, apprenticeships, university, the workplace and beyond.

Arranging a visit to Hurstmere School

Please contact the Principal's PA, Mrs Murphy, on 020 8300 5665 or by email c.murphy@hurstmere.org.uk

School location

Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9AW

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