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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-514L
  • Posted:03/02/2023
  • Pay:Leadership
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:24/02/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:6&7th March 2023


Assistant Headteacher

L10 – L14

Assistant Headteacher - The Malling School, Kent (Sept 2023)

The Malling School is seeking a highly motivated and experienced leader to join our leadership team as an Assistant Headteacher from September 2023. We are a growing and oversubscribed school, known for our strong behavioural systems, Developmental Learning Walks, and commitment to fostering a positive learning environment for both students and staff.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading Teaching & Learning and line management of a subject, as well as a clear understanding of current education policies and initiatives.

They will be responsible for:

  • Leading the development and implementation of the school's Teaching & Learning strategy
  • Line managing and supporting subject leaders to ensure high-quality teaching and learning across the school
  • Collaborating with the Headteacher and other members of the leadership team to drive school improvement
  • Contributing to the school's overall strategic direction and decision-making
  • Leading and managing specific school projects as required

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant teaching qualification and significant teaching experience
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Experience in leading Teaching & Learning and line management of a subject
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to inclusion and raising the achievement of all students

We offer a supportive and collaborative working environment, opportunities for professional development, and a competitive salary. If you are an experienced and ambitious educator with a passion for school improvement, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit an application form with a covering letter outlining how your knowledge, skills, and experiences meet the requirements for this role. We highly recommend visiting our school during the day to experience our outstanding behaviour, high standards in lessons, warm and welcoming staff, and kind and respectful students. Contact hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Closing date: 24th February 2023

Interviews: 6th, 7th March 2023

The Malling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, online check, Occupational Health check, and two satisfactory references and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check.

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

All complete applications will be considered upon receipt, and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 1000 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

Our school is increasingly becoming the first choice school for parents. As a result we are currently oversubscribed. We have robust behavioural systems and Developmental Learning Walks, rather than formal observations. All of which allow a teacher to flourish and do what they do best – teach!

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Visit our website at www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk for further information

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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.