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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

The Orchard School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-7062-227L
  • Posted:10/11/2023
  • Pay:Leadership (dependant on experience)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/12/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Thursday 7th December 2023


Could you be the inspirational leader The Orchard School needs?

Are you looking for a new challenge and seeking a Leadership opportunity? 

Are you driven to achieve outstanding outcomes for vulnerable learners? 

Are you ambitious and collegiate?


The Pupils, Governors, Leaders and staff at The Orchard school are seeking an individual whom is;

  • An experienced qualified teacher with a proven track record of excellent pedagogy or
  • An existing middle or senior leader whom has demonstrably led on School Improvement
  • An individual whom is ready to share and broaden their experience within a dynamic SEND setting
  • Experience of or willingness to train as DSL and Designated Teacher.
  • Creative, enthusiastic and solution focused practitioner
  • Bold, optimistic and tenacious in setting and achieving high standards for children with SEND

We are committed to providing the right candidate with;

  • High quality support and mentorship within a strong Leadership team
  • Supportive and kind staff with collegiate, reflective values
  • Access to training and development opportunities within KsENT and nationally
  • Opportunity to work with the most charming young people with complex SEMH needs in Kent

As a Cooperative Trust school, we have a strong commitment to our cooperative values, ethos and culture, building on personalised learning to ensure all students thrive within school and beyond. We are driven by our shared moral purpose to do all that we can to improve educational outcomes and life chances for all our young people. We believe strongly that the best way to do this is through the partnership, collaboration and a commitment to work together to achieve excellence in all we do.  We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher for whom that vision resonates.


Information about the school

The Orchard School caters for primary and secondary aged pupils with social, emotional, mental health difficulties and associated learning difficulties. Recently judged Good by Ofsted, the PAN is 93. Our catchment covers East Kent although pupils also attend from outside the area.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 781589


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.