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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

Maidstone & Malling AP Service, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-1127-61L
  • Posted:27/01/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Scale (L6 - L7)
  • Start Date:1 September 2023 (or sooner if possible)
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:23 February 2023


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an aspiring leader.  We are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to join our dedicated team to primarily focus on Teaching & Learning, ideally with a Science or Maths specialism.  

The successful applicant will join the school's Senior Leadership Team and provide support to the Headteacher with her vision to raise standards across all areas of school life.  

Applicants need to be dynamic and dedicated to providing an exceptional environment for pupils to thrive and achieve not only in academic study but across their lives generally.  For many students, the Maidstone & Malling Alternative Provision is providing a fresh start and we work hard to ensure that standards are stretched and improved in order to provide the best learning opportunities for our students.

You will be given an area of special focus which you will drive towards our goal of reaching 'Outstanding' in our next Ofsted inspection. Our fantastic team all have a steadfast commitment to improving performance, provide support and encourage success.  In return, we will provide an extensive training package and support from an experienced SLT with opportunities to develop further towards the role of Deputy Headteacher.

Our organisation is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff and postholders to share this commitment.

This commitment involves:

  • adhering to the requirements as set out in the current version of KCSIE
  • attend/complete all MMAP training in relation to safeguarding
  • report all safeguarding concerns in a timely manner as specificed by the school
  • ensure there is a culture of safeguarding within all areas of the role
  • be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the role.  All candidates are appropriately screened prior to the appointment and an enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks will be required for the successful candidate.

Potential applicants are welcome to visit the school prior to application. Please contact Stacie Smith, Headteacher, by email: ssmith@mmap.kent.sch.uk if you would like to visit or if you have any queries.

 All applications are required to come via Kent-Teach.

Information about the school

The Maidstone and Malling Alternative Provision (MMAP) is located approximately 1 mile from the centre of Maidstone and is the hub of the Maidstone and Malling Inclusion Service.

The Provision supports young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties from KS3 to KS4. These students may be at risk of permanent exclusion from their mainstream setting and the Provision offers outreach, transition and respite support for KS3 students. The placements in KS4 are usually longer term to enable students to complete their qualifications.

Maidstone and Malling Alternative Provision is committed to the education and social development of all its students and our broad curriculum provides the opportunities for our students to be successful academically and vocationally.

Our Ofsted inspection in November 2019 was rated Good with Outstanding elements and we are continuing to develop the quality of learning and our holistic strategies.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Hillman, School Business Manager
  • Address:Cedars, 8 Bower Mount Road, Maidstone , Kent, ME16 8AU
  • Telephone: 01622 753772
  • Email: chillman@mmap.kent.sch.uk


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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.