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Assistant Headteacher / SENCO - Full-time

St Martin's School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2313-207L
  • Posted:28/01/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Spine L3-7
  • Start Date:Term 5
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:8th-10th February


We are looking for an inspirational Assistant Headteacher with a passion for Inclusion.

Are you an experienced SENCo, or willing to train, and have the commitment to drive inclusive practice? Do you have experience of working collaboratively with professionals and external agencies to achieve best outcomes for pupils?

Can you support others to develop outstanding teaching and learning? Are you self-motivated, with the ability to motivate and inspire others?

You will be:

  • an experienced Middle/Senior Leader;
  • an excellent classroom practitioner;
  • an effective communicator;
  • committed to securing the best outcomes for all.

 We can offer:

  • enthusiastic, happy and friendly children;
  • a dedicated, supportive and motivated team who value the collaborative working practices our Trust offers;
  • a setting that values the wellbeing of all;
  • a forward-thinking school that utilises research and current educational thinking to improve practice;
  • a focus on providing an engaging and rich creative curriculum, that fosters curiosity and a desire to succeed;
  • professional development opportunities to nurture your ambitions, (including SENCo training).

This is a non-class based leadership role working closely with the Headteacher and within the Inclusion Team. However, there will be some PPA/absence cover involved in the role.

Please note, a part time SENCO role would also be considered and this is advertised separately on Kent Teach. Please apply here: https://www.kent-teach.com/Recruitment/Vacancy/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyId=112665 

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Information about the school

St Martin’s School is proud to be part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust; a MAT committed to providing excellent local schools for local children. We work closely with our two partner schools, Priory Fields and Vale View to give children the very best learning experience. Our trust truly believes that learning changes lives.

St Martin's School is a one form entry school, situated in a long-established residential area on the western outskirts of Dover. We have a friendly and supportive team who work in close collaboration across the Trust to secure best outcomes for children through an exciting and engaging curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our children. We actively work to develop all our staff and offer a comprehensive programme of professional development for staff at all levels and in all roles.

St Martin's School benefits from the skills of a range of support staff including a FLO, Learning Mentor, a range of Teaching Assistants, sports coaches and a specialist music teacher.

The school was awarded good by OFSTED in September 2018.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and requires satisfactory references. Where a role involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children, it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. As part of our safer recruitment process, we will conduct an online search of all shortlisted applicants. The purpose of this search is to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet the safeguarding duties set out in KCSIE.

The Trust's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Ex-Offender's Policy can be found in the School Details section and below.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01304) 242626


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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.