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Head Teacher - Full-time

Abbey Court , Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-7053-72L
  • Posted:13/05/2022
  • Pay:£86,061 - £99,681
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:06/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:20th & 21st June 2022


Abbey Court Community Special Foundation School

Medway Local Education Authority



Vacancy: Head Teacher

Age range: 3 – 19 years

School type: Special (PMLD)

Starting date: 1st January 2023

School Group: 7

Salary: £86, 061 - £99, 681

Location: The applicant will work across both school sites


Following the retirement of our extremely successful and highly respected head teacher, the governors wish to appoint a passionate, and dedicated leader with the vocation to inspire us to achieve further success and full commitment to our inclusive approach to special education. Abbey Court has:

  • a fully inclusive class structure;
  • an exciting curriculum with breadth and depth to meet all needs;
  • a new and very well resourced school building and community farm;
  • friendly, unique and very special children and families;
  • achieved a rating of outstanding at the last 3 Ofsted inspections.

 Our new head teacher will:

  • be a strong leader and manager who believes in our ethos of ‘we grow people’;
  • continue to make learning an outstanding and inclusive experience for all;
  • value every child and have high aspirations for them;
  • motivate, inspire, and build strong relationships;
  • have energy, drive and creativity to champion the needs of our children;
  • develop the use of the school’s new facilities;
  • be a prudent and focused manager of resources;
  • use their expertise and that of other staff to support and collaborate with other schools and the wider community.

Applicants can expect:

  • a strong commitment to equality and diversity;
  • a tailor made induction program;
  • effective systems to support mental health and wellbeing;
  • to work with an experienced, supportive and committed staff and governing body.


Applications: Applicants are welcome to visit the school.  Please contact us on 01634 338220 or office@abbeycourt.medway.sch.uk to arrange your visit. Please apply via kent-teach.com

Application Deadline: 6th June 2022 Midday

Interview dates: 20th and 21st June 2022

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of appointment for this post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring clearance.

Information about the school

Abbey Court School provides a stimulating, challenging and safe learning environment where pupils and staff efforts, work and achievement are celebrated.

Abbey Court School caters for pupils aged 3-19 with Severe Learning Difficulties, and is currently located in pleasant surroundings on 2 Strood sites; Cliffe Road (Nursery & Primary) and Rede Court Road (Secondary & Further Education). The Primary provision is located in a new purpose built facility, and includes a school farm.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).