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Headteacher - Full-time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-696L
  • Posted:16/03/2023
  • Pay:Negotiable - Guide £90,000 - £100,000
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:29 & 30 March


We would like an enthusiastic, dedicated and ambitious team player to join us at Valley Park School. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced senior leader to join a popular school with an established staff body, to take the school to its next stage of growth development.

As a Trust, VIAT recognises the need to drive standards and to reflect and adapt according to the changing context of our community and the world we live in. We would like a leader who has a genuine interest in the needs of their school community.

At Valley Park School, we aspire for every student to reach their true potential; our broad and balanced curriculum reflects both the academic and the personal development knowledge and skills required in order for our young people to take up meaningful and knowledgeable roles in society when they leave us.

Valley Park School appoints staff who share the school’s vision and ethos, are specialists in their subjects, and are keen to collaborate.

We are looking for someone who feels an affinity with our values and our vision, and a core purpose of delivering the very best education for our students and communities.

Are you the right candidate?

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • An energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at secondary level;
  • A motivated and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff and students;
  • Confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school with our existing leadership group;
  • Able to develop students and staff to reach their full potential;
  • A team player who understands the benefits of working in a Trust;
  • Determined to provide the best for your school community.

For more information, please read the full job information pack available here

An application form can be downloaded from the Trust website here.

Applicants must have an impressive track record of school improvement, with superb leadership skills and the ability to motivate and empower others.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.

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

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

  • Name:Liz Owen
  • Address:Huntsmans Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DR
  • Telephone: 0303 303 0000
  • Email: e.owen@viat.org.uk
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.