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Assistant Headteacher with Teaching Responsibility - Full-time

Eastchurch CEP School, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-3106-234L
  • Posted:21/09/2022
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L2 - L7
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:12/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:17th and 19th October 2022


Are you an experienced Assistant Headteacher looking for a new and exciting challenge? Do you have the passion, drive, energy and enthusiasm to support the Headteacher and Leadership Team in leading the school on the next stage of our journey?

We are looking for an excellent leader who demonstrates consistently high standards of teaching and learning.  This role will include a teaching responsiblity.  We welcome candidates with creativity and fresh ideas who are excited to join Eastchurch School with an eagerness to contribute to our school community.

Eastchurch School is a unique school with high aspirations and expectations for all underpinned by a strong Christian ethos and values. We are one school located at two sites, one at Eastchurch and one at Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey. The right candidate will have experience of leadership with a skill set that will not only complement the existing team, but will have a direct impact on raising standards and improving outcomes for all our pupils.

Visits to our school are welcomed.  Please telephone 01795 880279 to make an appointment.

All applications to be made via Kent-Teach.


Information about the school

Eastchurch Primary School is a nurturing, inclusive, learning community that celebrates all possibilities. Through a journey of faith and exploration, we strive to enable all to grow as resilient life-long learners who value themselves and others. Rooted in God's love and our Christian values, we are a nurturing, inclusive community where all can flourish and achieve their full potential. Our vision flows from our biblical strapline taken from Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Together with our vision our core values of courage, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, love and respect are at the heart of everything we do.

As a single form entry school in a village location, we aim to offer a family friendly and unique experience for staff and families. Our school has a well established Christian ethos and our staff team work together to ensure our children experience success and excitement in their learning every day. We are a member of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk).

We are proud of our ECO status and take an active role in the environment and community life. We value outdoor learning.

Eastchurch Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Please be aware that references will be taken up prior to short listing and online checks will be carried out on shortlisted candidates. We reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracy Ryan
  • Address:Warden Road, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 4£J
  • Telephone: 01795 880279
  • Email: ryant@eastchurch.school


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