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Lead Practitioner - Full-time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-695L
  • Posted:15/03/2023
  • Pay:L3 - L8
  • Start Date:1 September 2023
  • App Close Date:21/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Lead Practitioner

We are part of Kent-based Valley Invicta Academies Trust, and are proud of our high expectations in terms of student conduct, attitudes and academic standards.

Having started our school improvement journey under new leadership in September 2019, and following our experiences with Coronavirus since March 2020, we are committed to driving up standards and supporting our students with their learning post-lockdown.  We are very keen to expand our leadership and our teaching teams, so that we can offer the very best for our students as they identify gaps in their learning and strive for future successes, and we are looking to recruit high-calibre colleagues who will join us on our exciting and fulfilling next steps.

What areas of specialism are we looking for?

We are looking to expand our Lead Practitioner team with the right experienced practitioner; colleagues with passion and drive for excellence, an eye for detail and an influential manner that will inspire teachers and students alike.

Our Lead Practitioners will help us to embed the changes we have already made, whilst propelling us further towards our vision for all-round excellence. 

In your application, to help us to identify your strengths, please identify your own experiences in relation to coaching and supporting others, leading change and driving up pedagogical standards.

We are seeking dedicated colleagues to join our established community and we look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.

Valley Park School is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to a DBS check and satisfactory, relevant, employment references.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date for applications.


Information about the school

Valley Park School is a large mixed secondary school with a vibrant Sixth Form and an Arts-rich environment. Set within the Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) main campus, based in Maidstone, the school has enviable indoor and outdoor facilities, including a state-of-the-art Sports Hall. There is a strong co-curricular programme, providing students with opportunities beyond the classroom.

Sixth Form students have the opportunity to study some subjects at Invicta Grammar School, also set within the VIAT campus.

Valley Park prides itself on aspiring for every student to reach their full potential, with encouragement to engage in the Creative Arts – a resounding strength of the school.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 661671


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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.