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Assistant Principal - Full-time

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-189L
  • Posted:19/05/2022
  • Pay:L8 to L12
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:26/05/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:27th May 2022


Hugh Christie School

Assistant Principal (Quality of Education) L8 to L12 (£50,150 - £55,337)

Hugh Christie is a mixed all-ability school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2017. The school is a welcoming community with a friendly atmosphere. All staff strive to ensure every child is happy, successful and prepared for adult life.

A rare opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious teacher to join our Leadership Team. This follows the successful promotion of the existing post holder to Deputy Headteacher.

We are seeking a leader to join our Quality of Education Team. This team oversee the improvement of the curriculum and educational quality across the whole school and within individual departments through line leadership. Specific roles and responsibilities within the team will be negotiable depending on the skills of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate needs to already have experience as a middle leader and be preferably able to teach either Science or English to at least Key Stage 4. As a member of the Leadership Team, you will share in our collective responsibilities in supporting students, parents and staff.

To support teacher welfare, we benefit from an early 1.35pm finish on Fridays and a two-week half term in October.

Further information is available on the school’s website: www.hughchristie.kent.sch.uk. For more information about the role, please contact Palak Shah (Senior Deputy Principal) by email pshah@tonbridgefederation.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 8am Thursday 26th May. You must be available for interview on Friday 27th May.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

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The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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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).