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Assistant Headteacher / Inclusion Leader - Full-time

St John's C.E.Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3050-221L
  • Posted:02/03/2023
  • Pay:Leadership scale 5-9
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:28/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 20th April


We are looking for a committed, dynamic and creative leader who shares our passion for learning. You will join our Leadership Team and play a key role in raising standards across the school and taking a lead on Inclusion, Equality & Diversity. This position is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career and join a supportive and successful 3 form entry primary school.

The post will not include a class responsibility, but the post holder will be expected to teach some lessons.

The Inclusion Leader will have responsibility for leading colleagues in:

  • Inclusion, Equality and Diversity policy
  • ensuring that children eligible for Pupil Premium funding and other vulnerable groups such as EAL, SEND, High Achievers and Looked After Children achieve better outcomes
  • safeguarding (senior Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • mental health and wellbeing strategies
  • pupil behaviour strategies.

You must be able to:

  • demonstrate a track record of excellence in teaching and pupil outcomes
  • motivate, lead and inspire by example
  • coach and mentor staff
  • promote and secure high quality teaching and learning
  • have high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour
  • lead key areas of school improvement
  • foster and maintain excellent relationships with Pupils, Staff, Governors, Parents and the wider community
  • fully support the Christian ethos and values of our school.

We will offer you:

  • a great place to work where we are learning together to nurture the potential of pupils and staff
  • genuine leadership opportunities and professional development
  • non-contact time
  • a reflective and enthusiastic group of staff
  • a supportive leadership team
 and governing body
  • warm and enthusiastic children and parents
  • friendship and lots of laughter.

Visits to the school are essential. Please contact our PA, Mel Godwin, for further information on 01892 678980 or by e-mail m.godwin@st-johns.kent.sch.uk 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS Disclosure System.


Information about the school

St. John’s is a school with a Christian foundation and we welcome all children and adults into our community. We want our children, families and staff to know that they are valued, cared for and to be happy. We want our children to be passionate about learning and to equip them with the tools that will enable them to flourish academically, emotionally and spiritually.

1 Corinthians 12 v 12 says, ‘there is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body.’

We are a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School situated in Tunbridge Wells. We have three forms of entry with a total of 632 pupils. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities to pupils.

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.

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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.