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Head of School - Sedleys CE Primary School - Full-time

Aletheia Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F41-6-L
  • Posted:29/03/2023
  • Pay:L6 to L10 (fringe)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:24/04/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:2nd & 3rd May 2023

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Head of School – Sedleys C of E Primary School  

About the Role 

As the new Head of School of Sedley’s C of E School, you will have the opportunity to take this valued community school on its next exciting chapter. 

We are looking for an outstanding senior leader who is ready for their next challenge. This role is suited to someone who is an innovative, responsible, and insightful professional, with the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to build on the many strengths of the school but with the confidence to drive change where it is needed. 

You will be values-driven, recognising that our moral purpose guides all that we do, and ensuring these values remain at the forefront of daily life. The culture that you create will drive the popularity of the school. You will work collaboratively with the Executive Head and Trust central team in all activities, bringing your knowledge, energy, and charisma to be a role model for the school and what it represents. 

The Head of School will be responsible for providing proactive leadership and management of Sedley’s in line with the vision of the Trust and will manage the day-to-day running of the school. This includes: 

  • Strategic leadership of the school and its staff to achieve extremely high standards of teaching and learning, behaviour, and attainment.
  • Leading and organising the school to meet its aims and targets in line with the 180 Day Plans.
  • Evaluating the school's performance and identifying priorities for continuous improvement and raising standards.
  • Further developing partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and taking advantage of opportunities when they present themselves to improve personal, social, and academic outcomes for all pupils. 

If you are excited by this role and believe you have the values, vision, and expertise to lead our school through on its next exciting chapter, then we would love to hear from you. 

Please download a vacancy pack below or at https://www.aletheiatrust.org.uk/join-aletheia-academies-trust/vacancies

Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2023

School Visit Date: w/c Monday 17th April 2023

Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May 2023



Information about the trust

Saint George’s CE School is a thriving educational setting that has served the children of Gravesend since the 17th century. The school is relatively unique as a co-educational, Anglican and an all-through (4-18) school. The school is a warm, caring and highly inclusive place where all members of the community are cared for and valued. The primary phase was added to the school in 2019. Prior to this the secondary phase first became an academy in 2011 and later, in 2014, was one of three founding schools of the Aletheia Academies Trust. The Trust now has 11 schools, 10 of which are primary and the school benefits from the work of the Best Practice Teams in all key areas of school life. The all through school has been inspected once so far under a Section 48, (SIAMS) wherein the effectiveness, character and ethos of the school was judged to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The 2 most recent Ofsted inspections have judged the school to be ‘Good’ with outstanding leadership and management. Both phases are significantly oversubscribed and operate lengthy waiting lists.

The site has been greatly developed and refurbished over the recent years. In addition to the new primary phase building the site has benefited from a new science building, a floodlit 3G sports facility and a £6 million secondary building housing the 6th form, performing arts and core subjects. All facilities are accessible to the entire school community regardless of Key Stage. Some staff teach and support across both phases and subject leaders from all phases work closely together to ensure that there is a cohesive curriculum experience for all pupils during their school journey from Key stage 1 to Key Stage 4 and 5.

Aletheia Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, governors and Trustees to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks where applicable.  Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found on our website. All new employees, volunteers, governors and Trustees will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR department
  • Address:AAT C/O Saint George's CE School,
    Meadow Road,
    DA11 7LS
  • Telephone: 01474 531480
  • Email: hr@aletheiatrust.org.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 Education.