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Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion - Full-time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-256L
  • Posted:03/11/2022
  • Pay:Leadership Group Range - £50,122 - £53,973
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:01/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:8th & 9th December


Chartham Primary school are looking for a new Assistant Headteacher, with specific focus on inclusion, to assist the new Headteacher in leading our wonderful school through the next stage of its development. This is a new and exciting opportunity to join a large primary school situated in a large village on the outskirts of Canterbury and to build upon the school’s current successes and strengths. 

Working with the senior leadership team, local Governing Body and Academy Trust Team, you will shape and deliver our vision and objectives for inclusion across the school delivering successful outcomes for all children.  

As an Assistant Head, the role will include supporting the Headteacher in the everyday running of the school, setting high expectations for pupils and staff developing and implementing our strategic plan in order to provide continued school improvement and success. Along with the other members of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for providing outstanding leadership, ensuring the safety of all pupils and staff, whilst providing all children with a well-rounded and enriching curriculum where learning is enjoyable, stimulating and exciting. 

This role may be suitable either for an inspirational SENco, or for an exceptional Middle Leader or Assistant Headteacher with some experience and passion in this area who is looking for an opportunity to build on previous successes. 

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged where the Headteacher will happily discuss the role further and give candidates an invaluable insight into the school’s buildings and grounds and of course to meet our wonderful pupils and staff. 

Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 380.

We have extensive playing fields, plenty of space for outdoor learning and multiple Forest School areas. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Inspira Academy Trust is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jamie Noble, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: hr@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


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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.