This job expired on 12 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L20 - L25

What skills and experience we're looking for

We seek to appoint an exceptional leader and outstanding classroom practitioner to join our school family and add to our unique vision for an outstanding quality of education. We are looking for a flexible, creative individual who will help us in our ambition to become the best school in the world; nothing less!

You will need great people skills, reserves of energy and enthusiasm and a capacity for sustained hard work. Perhaps most importantly, you will be positive, optimistic, kind and have a can-do attitude to anything that will benefit FSG Students.

Areas of responsibility will marry the needs of the school with the experience pool across our leadership team. This role would be ideally suited to an existing Assistant or Deputy Principal with broad experience across a range of senior leadership areas of accountability. The post will be excellent preparation for Headship in due course.

You can find out all about our school and about our unique school vision and ethos via our school website.

If you would like to make an appointment to view the school and see our world-leading ethos in action, then tours will be available on the morning or afternoon of Tuesday 19 March 2024 – please contact Suzanne Bell – on sbell@folkestonegirls.kent.sch.uk stating your preference for morning or afternoon and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Details of this position and an application form are available

on our website www.folkestonegirls.kent.sch.uk

or by email: sbell@folkestonegirls.kent.sch.uk

Only applications submitted on the schools or Kent Teach application form will be considered

Closing Date: 12 April 2024 at Midday

Interviews: 25 & 26 April 2024

The Folkestone School for Girls is committed to the protection and safety of its students.

Applicants should be aware that we use the Disclosure and Barring Service to assess suitability for positions of trust.

Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education Legislation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

What the school offers its staff

We are a busy, vibrant, and happy school – academically successful but driven to achieve much more. We believe that education must maintain a balance between intellect and character. An outstanding education is not either/or. It is both. We believe that qualifications are what girls get; they do not define who they are and will play only a part in shaping the people they become. Our academic curriculum therefore is only a part of what we do.

At the Folkestone School for Girls, girls do not complete an excessive number of qualifications. This allows them not only time to focus efforts on achieving the absolute best grades within these, but also time to participate in our huge array of co-curricular activities in school and/or pursue interests & hobbies out of school. There is time to spend with friends and family and time, too, to just be a child. A justifiable balance between intellect and character.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Folkestone School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1217 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

It’s not just a school.
It’s not just a circle of friends or a social network.
It’s a global family,
a fountain of knowledge,
a pearl of wisdom,
a spark of genius,
It’s questions to ask
and a quest for answers.
It’s not just an essay, an equation, an experiment, an exercise,
a heated debate or a point of principle.
It’s not just qualifications.
It’s a tent to pitch, a stage to fill, a wall to scale, a trail to master,
It’s the keys to the door, a broader experience, a wider perspective, an international outlook.
It’s not just the classroom, the concert hall, the sports field.
It’s life’s rich tapestry.
It’s an adventure, an expedition, an opportunity,
It’s an empty book, a blank page, a loaded pen.
It’s a new chapter. Write it.
It’s a new journey. Live it.

The Folkestone School for Girls is driven by the unshakeable belief that exam results are what you get; they do not define who you are and will play only a part in shaping the person you become. Our academic curriculum therefore is only a part of what we do! We want all girls to have the opportunity to explore and excel, to learn and to grow - not only in the classroom but beyond it. Alongside our unique personal development and character education programme, the FSGBacc, our international outlook is also at the heart of what we do and equally vital to our ethos; we want our girls to know that as human beings there is much more that unites us than divides us. We believe that our curriculum should not just interest and inspire the girls, not just reflect and respond and be relevant to the world we live in but that we need to be much more ambitious; that the curriculum we teach should help to change the world for the better: a curriculum that teaches our girls to value themselves, value each other, value the world we live in and the world around them. A curriculum for values. A curriculum for empathy. A curriculum for wisdom. A curriculum to change their world. A curriculum to change the world.

Our ambition for our school is to be the best in the world; nothing less. To be world leading and world changing; to know the whole child/every child and have a curriculum which develops the whole child/every child.

Our ambition for our girls is that they leave us after seven years well qualified and well rounded; intellect and character. They will feel ten feet tall, be bold and spectacular. They will have the knowledge, the skills, the drive, the courage, the wisdom, the optimism and the values to change the world for the better.

Intellect & character. This is our curriculum. It’s what we do. It’s who we are. We are extremely proud of it.

Come join us.

Arranging a visit to The Folkestone School for Girls

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbell@folkestonegirls.kent.sch.uk.

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