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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

Southborough CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3297-209L
  • Posted:25/05/2022
  • Pay:L1-7
  • Start Date:September or October 2022
  • App Close Date:06/06/2022 at 15:00
  • Interviews:13th June 2022



We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring Assistant Headteacher following the promotion of the current postholder. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within the leadership team in shaping the future of our school. This strategic role will include leading, developing and supporting effective practice.

We are looking for someone who 

  • Is an outstanding teacher with strong curriculum knowledge 
  • Has experience of leadership and management
  • Has vision, passion and enthusiasm for learning at all levels 
  • Has excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • who has the ability to inspire others , nurture and motivate others to develop their potential and achieve the highest standards
  • Is an innovative, creative, strategic thinker and problem solver
  • Demonstrates commitment to developing the Christian ethos of our school 

We offer – • A caring ethos where everyone is welcomed, valued, supported and developed  • A happy, vibrant, learning and working environment with a superb, well resourced site •Happy, enthusiastic children with positive attitudes to learning • Friendly, hardworking and dedicated staff team • Supportive and engaged parents, Governing Body and local community • Excellent professional development opportunities.

The role does not have a class commitment although will involve teaching for 0.4FTE

In your application, please refer to the job description and person specification and outline how you meet these.

Closing Date: Monday 6th June. Interviews 12th June. The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All postholders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Information about the school

About our school.

Our School ethos is 'Giving Inspiring Flourishing Together'. We encourage, nurture and respect each other as we grow in our learning and our living. Together we shine brightly.

Our Christian ethos, vision and values underpin all of our actions. We believe everyone has limitless potential and that all of our children can flourish if given rich opportunities, experiences, care and guidance. With children who are eager to learn, together with parents and Governors who are supportive, our team of dedicated staff promote an inspirational culture of creativity with high aspirations where there are no barriers to a child’s success. We challenge our children and ourselves to be the best we can be in a safe, rich and purposeful environment, while relishing life and learning at Southborough.

Our school buildings are designed to create a small school feel. We ensure our focus is on recognising each and every child’s uniqueness and individual needs which we achieve by working in close partnership with every family. Our children benefit from the expertise and diversity of a dedicated large staff team and the facilities a 3-form entry school offers.

We have high expectations and relentlessly strive for excellence. We encourage children to take pride in their presentation, environment and learning. We expect children to demonstrate excellent manners and behaviour with respect for others and their environment. Staff work closely together to ensure consistency of these expectations and a shared responsibility for all children regardless of class or year group.

We consider every member of our school community to be a life-long learner and value all contributions to the continued improvements to our school. School initiatives are carefully considered, discussed and research led to ensure we continue to build upon our successes as: “The quality of teaching is the most powerful factor in determining the life chances of children. If we get it right, this can be 20 times more significant than all others.” Sir John Jones.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 512619


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).