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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

The Gordon Children's Academy, Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-2010-75L
  • Posted:20/03/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Scale Point L5 - L9 £49,614- £54,768
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:14/04/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


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Assistant Headteacher

The Gordon Children’s Academy are recruiting an Assistant Headteacher to lead within a mutually agreed specific area.  The successful candidate will have a subject responsibility and therefore experience of leading English or maths would be an advantage.  They will support colleagues across the hub in their curriculum work, and will work with the SLT to ensure high expectations and high quality outcomes for all pupils, regardless of starting points. You will also maintain an inclusive approach and ethos, leading to excellent standards of behaviour and conduct, for all pupils including those facing barriers and challenges.

There may also be the opportunity to work across our Strood Hub, consisting of All Faiths Children’s Academy and Cedar Children’s Academy, as well as Gordon Children’s Academy.

Some key responsibilities of the role are listed below, further details can be found on the job description;

  • Lead on a specific area across the hub (to be agreed depending on experience and skills).
  • Assist in the promotion, direction and oversight of high standards of teaching and learning, pupil achievement and progression through leading on personal development across the school, developing teachers’ skills and pedagogical knowledge.
  • Secure the highest possible standards of pupil achievement across the school in all curriculum areas through monitoring, evaluating and setting targets for improvement.
  • Lead, develop and enhance the teaching/support practice of others across the school by evaluating, supporting, coaching and guiding.
  • To be accountable for the strategic leadership and management of personal development in the school, developing and implementing plans, policies, targets and practices within the context of the school’s aims and policies.
  • To be a line of communication between parents and the Leadership Team.
  • Ensure the consistent accurate use and implementation of Thinking Schools ethos

What our Trust will offer you: 

  • TSAT pay scales above national pay scales. 
  • Excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School.
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers. 
  • Free parking in our staff car park.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.   
  • Refer a Friend Scheme. 

What you need to do now:

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.  Visits to our schools are encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact Alison Harding (Alison.Harding@Southeast.tsat.uk). 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk




Information about the school

The Gordon’s Children’s Academy is based in the Strood area. Our Junior and Infant school work closely together to ensure that all staff and children work together as one. We are lucky enough have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school.

We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too. We have high expectations of behaviour and we recognise that it is our responsibility to listen to the children verbally or by interpreting their behaviour. Pupils of Gordon’s Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in, we encourage use of a creative curriculum and all children enjoy decorating their classroom whilst they focus on a particular topic across the curriculum.

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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 Education.