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Assistant Headteacher & Head of MFL - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-733L
  • Posted:22/03/2023
  • Pay:£55,360 - £61,042 (L10-L14)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:29/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 8th May 2023


  • School: Westlands School
  • Salary: £55,360 - £61,042 (L10-L14)

Are you passionate about Modern Foreign Languages?  Do you want to join a dynamic SLT driving school improvement?

We can offer you:

  • A school with a long history of success;
  • Students who thrive on high quality teaching;
  • An excellent CPD programme;
  • The support and opportunities associate with a highly successful Trust;
  • A school where staff wellbeing is a key priority.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have experience of leading a department and raising standards;
  • are ambitious for themselves, their students and the school;
  • are able to teach French to at least KS4;
  • hold a high quality degree in Modern Foreign Languages; or who are native speakers with a high quality degree in another specialism;
  • are able to plan, implement and deliver an inspiring curriculum in a vibrant learning environment;
  • have high expectations and aspirations for all students;
  • are committed to our vision to ensure student well-being and good progress is at the heart of everything we do.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to withdraw the advert should a strong candidate apply before the deadline.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who want to make a different to our young people’s lives.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive;

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you would like to visit the school or for any informal discussion about this role, please contact Gary Sayers, Deputy Headteacher at gary.sayers@swale.at or 01795 477475

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Headteacher)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.