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Assistant Principal: Behaviour, Safeguarding and Attendance - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-335L
  • Posted:27/11/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Scale: L6 - L10
  • Start Date:April 2024/ASAP
  • App Close Date:12/01/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Goldwyn School is seeking to appoint an Inspirational, creative, committed and energetic colleague to be a key contributor to the future development of our Outstanding school. We are a reflective and aspirational school that always strives to provide the very best for our school community- students staff and families.

The successful candidate will need to be driven and solution focussed and will join a strong leadership team, a dynamic and loyal staff and a vibrant student cohort.

The Assistant Principal (Behaviour, Attendance and Safeguarding) has delegated responsibility for student emotional development and welfare at Goldwyn School.  You will be passionate to break barriers for our vulnerable students with emotional needs.

To ensure that our staff remain at the cutting edge of educational thinking and practice we offer a wide range of professional development opportunities, you will support us in implementing the highest quality ‘whole child curriculum.’

 The role involves

  • Empowering staff with inclusive teaching approaches – coaching consistent approaches across all Goldwyn sites
  • Interpersonal skills to act as an advocate for our students with multi agency partners such as the Local Authority, CAMHS, Social Services and Youth services.
  • Attendance: monitoring whole school attendance – supporting re-engagement programmes and student centred planning to increase attendance for students with prior poor engagement.
  • Safeguarding: you will lead our weekly safeguarding meeting bringing DSLs from across our schools together to ensure consistency and a robust approach to putting safeguarding at the heart of all we do.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged prior to application. Please contact Tina Brobyn, HR Manager: tina.brobyn@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk to arrange an appointment


Closing Date:  12 January 2024                                  

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Goldwyn School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.

Information about the school

Goldwyn is an outstanding and unique secondary (11-18) SEMH special school in Kent, operating over 4 sites in Ashford and Folkestone, with each site running its own distinctive educational pathway.

We are a highly regarded and successful school which has expanded its provision to meet the needs of our increasingly complex and vulnerable students.

Following an internal restructuring, we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed strategic leader to work with the Principal to maintain the outstanding provision we have created, whilst seeking to develop innovative and exemplary practice within SEMH education.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2022) for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Vocational Centre in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177


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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 Legislation.