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Senior Vice Principal - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-336L
  • Posted:27/11/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Scale: L18 - L22
  • Start Date:April 2024/ASAP
  • App Close Date:12/01/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Goldwyn School is seeking to appoint an exceptional, committed and inspirational leader. This is a special role at a truly unique and forward-thinking school.  Your passion to support and empower the staff and students will be evident, and intrinsic to all your approaches.

This new role comes at an exciting time in our development, as we look to build upon our success of 3 outstanding Ofsted inspections, IQM ‘Flagship Status’ and multiple accolades. Goldwyn school is innovative, reflective and driven to always be at the forefront of exceptional practice.

Student wellbeing, in its most holistic sense, is our priority.  Our mantra is ‘there is no significant learning without a significant relationship’.  This is the foundation of the Goldwyn ethos.  

We aim to re-engage, and to re-ignite enthusiasm and love for learning, in all its forms, whilst building confidence, resilience and positive relationships.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the school operates smoothly and efficiently, maintaining the highest level of provision, support care and academic excellence. You will be integral to a strong leadership that truly operates as a team.

Delivering the vision and values of the school.

Together with the Principal you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.  You will have exceptionally high standards and a drive for students to break barriers and achieve unparalleled success, supported by our outstanding teachers and support staff.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged prior to making a formal application for the post. Please contact Tina Brobyn, HR Manager: tina.brobyn@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk  to arrange a visit.

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.