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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

Herne Church of England (Aided) Junior School, Herne

  • Ref:KCC886-3338-81L
  • Posted:30/03/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Payscale L1 - L5
  • Start Date:01/09/2023
  • App Close Date:24/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:28/04/2023


We are looking to recruit an Assistant Headteacher with leadership responsibility for Teaching and Learning and a core subject (to be mutally agreed)

This is a challenging and important post requiring someone of the highest calibre. The successful candidate must have the ability to support and work with the Headteacher and SLT in all aspects of school improvement. With key responsibility to sustain and develop our Inclusive Ethos.

If you have:-

  • leadership and management experience
  • have been involved in school self-evaluation and school improvement
  • understand the importance of high-quality teaching

you may be the person we are looking for.

If you are:-

  • Dedicated to making a real difference for the children in your care
  • Passionate about teaching and learning
  • Positive in your outlook with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An aspiring leader of learning
  • able to work under pressure and prioritise the workload, to ensure the best possible outcome for our pupils
  • A strong team member keen to develop as a professional and build effective working relationships with all our stakeholders
  • Happy to work within and support our Christian ethos.

Then we can offer you:-

  • Happy children who are keen to learn and in their own words are 'awesome'
  • Parents who support and describe the school as 'inspiring and thriving'
  • Hardworking and supportive staff and Governors who have a commitment to excellence for all
  • A school that believes in positivity, transparency, consistency and shared accountability where leaders at all levels are valued and are empowered to inspire and affect change for the benefit of pupils
  • Opportunities to develop professionally within your role.

Salary is on the the Leadership Scale L1 - L5 (depending on experience)

Visits to the school are essential and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01227 374069, or email office@herne-junior.kent.sch.uk.  this will take place w/b 17th April

If you are currently teaching, early or late appointments can be organised.

Please use the Kent-teach application form to apply - CVs only not accepted.


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 office@herne-junior.kent.sch.uk


Information about the school

Herne CE Junior School is a well-respected and oversubscribed school in the village of Herne.

Our parents recognise our Christian distinctiveness and state, ‘The school offers a homely environment for our children to learn’. This is supported by our SIAM’s inspection.

We are a large 3 form entry Junior School, which benefits from extensive playing fields, a MUGA and beautiful surroundings.

Most of our children join us from our local infant school.

Our children are happy, keen and talented, not just academically, but musically and through sports.

We would encourage you to come and visit to discuss joining us on our journey.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Malcolm Saunders
  • Address:Herne CE (Aided) Junior School, School Lane, Herne, Kent, CT6 7AL
  • Telephone: 01227 374069
  • Email: office@herne-junior.kent.sch.uk


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.