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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

Palace Wood Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3906-102L
  • Posted:19/05/2022
  • Pay:Leadership scale point 3-5
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:25/05/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:27th May 2022


We are currently looking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic Assistant Headteacher following the promotion of the current post holder.  This is such a wonderful opportunity to be part of our school.   One that truly has the children at the heart of every decision made.   

We recognise that children have the energy and curiosity that most adults can only dream of! We therefore, aim to harness these natural instincts in their learning, and provide children with a curriculum that is exciting, engaging, knowledge-rich and provides many memorable experiences.  Our aim is that all our children at Palace Wood thrive and flourish to become well-rounded, happy and informed young people. 

Could this be you?  Are you up for the challenge?  

We are looking for someone who - 

  • Is able to develop strong and positive relationships with the school community 
  • can harness children’s love of learning and support them to thrive 
  • can lead by example, providing high-quality teaching and learning 
  • has vision and passion for learning in all years 
  • has the ability to inspire, encourage and support others in their own development  
  • has excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills  
  • is a strategic and creative thinker who problem solves 
  • is committed to developing our school values and culture 
  • values and uses educational research  

We can offer: 

  • A learning community where everyone is valued, respected and supported to achieve their fullest potential. 
  • Children that are happy, polite and friendly who have positive attitudes to their learning. 
  • Friendly, supportive and hardworking staff. 
  • A place with professional development opportunities. 
  • Parents and governors who are passionate in supporting the school 

This is a strategic role with responsibility for whole school teaching and learning as well as assessment.  It also comes with a teaching commitment and class responsibility for 0.5FTE. 

Use the job description and person specification to guide your application 

Information about the school

Palace Wood is a popular two-form entry primary school situated in a pleasant residential area on the western outskirts of Maidstone. Our children are motivated happy learners, they enjoy school and behave well. We are lucky to have supportive parents and governors and a staff who are very friendly and caring. We are well known for our sporting achievements and we pride ourselves in being innovative and creative in carrying out our shared vision. We have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 753474


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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).