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Headteacher - Full-time

The Lenham School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4015-199L
  • Posted:17/01/2023
  • Pay:£90,365 - £104,666
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:07 February 2023


We would like an enthusiastic, dedicated and ambitious team player to join us at The Lenham School. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced senior leader to join a popular school with an established staff body, to take the school to its next stage of growth development.

As a Trust, VIAT recognises the need to drive standards and to reflect and adapt according to the changing context of our community and the world we live in. We would like a leader who has a genuine interest in the needs of their school community.

The Lenham School has moved at a rapid pace with a clear set of core values which provides students/staff with the opportunity to learn and thrive in a safe, secure and supportive environment. The school is proud to offer a broad and balanced curriculum and an excellent Personal Development Programme, which aims to develop well-rounded students who will work hard to make a difference to the world around them.

The Lenham School appoints staff who share the school’s vision and ethos, are specialists in their subjects, and are keen to collaborate.

Set within a large campus in the village of Lenham, the school has a state-of-the-art Science block, with further improvements to facilities planned in the coming months. The school has recently been chosen for the national School Rebuilding Programme (SRP). It is hoped that the scoping work for this project will start in April 2023.

The school curriculum has been designed carefully to be broad and balanced - this, coupled with high expectations and high quality teaching, means students aspire to excellence and have the resilience to succeed. Our students are well behaved, courteous and keen to learn.

Are you the right candidate?

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • An energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at secondary level;
  • A motivated and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff and students;
  • Confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school with our existing leadership group;
  • Able to develop students and staff to reach their full potential;
  • A team player who understands the benefits of working in a Trust;
  • Determined to provide the best for your school community.

For more information, please read the full job information pack available here.

An application form can be downloaded from the Trust website here.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.


Information about the school

The Lenham School is a mixed secondary school, with a growing Sixth Form, in the heart of the community. The school is determined to deliver outstanding progress and outcomes for students, who are encouraged to thrive as part of a cohesive and tolerant community with the highest possible aspirations for themselves and others.

Students at The Lenham School experience a high quality ‘Mastery Curriculum’ and students and staff access extensive digital resources using their individual mobile devices. The curriculum provides personalised learning pathways and student progress is monitored using a Mastery Assessment system.

The school benefits from a state-of-the-art Science block and a large outdoor space, with a range of sports facilities.

The Lenham School is proud to have achieved the Wellbeing Award.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs E Owen, PA to Trust Executive
  • Address:Huntsman Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DS
  • Telephone: 0303 303 0000 Opt 7
  • Email: e.owen@viat.org
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.