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Assistant Head of Community - Term Time

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-920S
  • Posted:07/08/2022
  • Pay:NJC Scale S01 Points 23 - 28 (£26,131 - £30,364)
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:12/08/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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ASSISTANT HEAD OF QUEST COMMUNITY

NJC Scale SO1 Scale Points 23-28 pro rata to £26,131 - £30,364

Term Time plus 5 days in the holidays, 39 hours per week

This is a key non-teaching post in the school. The successful candidate will work alongside the Head of Community, co-ordinating a team of dedicated professional staff supporting all elements of student welfare, pastoral care, and behaviour.

This strategic role has responsibility for ensuring that all students in Quest Community are cared for and engaged in their learning. The role will also involve managing the Community form tutors, monitoring individual students’ progress, liaising with staff and parents/carers as well as rewarding success.

Applicants should have experience working with children. Some management experience is desirable but not essential. They should have the ability to inspire others, be decisive and ensure impact. A capacity for sustained hard work is vital.

With our ethos of ‘Learning, Respect and Belonging’, we have high aspirations for everyone and expect everyone to contribute positively to the school by working hard and participating in school activities.  We treat everyone as an individual and value personal strengths and qualities.  Homewood School is part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the beautiful Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages.  There is a nursery based on the school site which offers discounts to Trust  Staff.

Application packs are available from our school website www.homewood-school.co.uk alternatively please send an email to Karen Nicholls in Human Resources on vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk .

Closing date: midday on 12th August 2022 however an early application is encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.

Information about the school

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools and nurseries serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside. Home Farm Nursery is based in the grounds of Homewood School.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of Community provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their Community, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of Community. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580764188

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