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Assistant Headteacher : Teaching, Learning and Raising Standards Leader - Full-time

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-336L
  • Posted:06/02/2024
  • Pay:L11 to L16 (depending on experience)
  • Start Date:1 September 2024
  • App Close Date:04/03/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed




Assistant Headteacher : Teaching, Learning and Raising Standards Leader


L11 to L16

Start Date

 1 September 2024



Developing minds, creating futures and striving forward together


Borden Grammar School is seeking an Assistant Headteacher to join us from September 2024. They should be a dynamic leader who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people from all backgrounds. They must be a team player with a proven track record of improving standards, developing minds and making a difference.

The Trustees are seeking to appoint a proven leader committed to nurturing a school ethos that inspires all members of the school community to reach their full potential, in a supportive and caring environment.

We seek an Assistant Head,                    

  • with proven experience and success in leadership
  • with an ability to inspire and motivate their colleagues, working well as a team
  • who is reflective, passionate about learning and is driven to help develop students
  • who never gives up and always believes we can improve the life chances of young people from all backgrounds

Borden Grammar School has students aged 11-18 with currently 932 students on roll (225 in Sixth Form). This is an exciting time for the school. Under new leadership the school received a very Good 2021 Ofsted inspection report, significantly improved results and is in the process of  increasing our admission numbers, with the local authority supporting an accompanying significant building expansion.

The school has

  • a high quality, reflective and dedicated specialist staff
  • a long standing broad and varied curriculum
  • able and engaged students motivated to learn
  • a commitment to developing students values both in and out of lessons, as well as through Borden’s vibrant extracurricular programme
  • Trustees committed to continual professional development and wellbeing of the Staff


Application process: Although the closing date is 4.00pm on Monday 4 March; the school reserves the right to consider the merit of early applications. The interview process will be designed for you to demonstrate both your leadership and teaching ability. If you would like to apply please return a fully completed application form (leaving no gaps in employment)  to Mrs Lara Wilton lbateman@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk . Please do not provide a CV however you may provide a letter of application as a continuation of the application form.

Visits to the school are encouraged, and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Wilton on 01795 424192 ext:201





Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

Benefits of Working at Borden Grammar School

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer the following benefits:

● Benenden Healthcare paid for by the school ● Counselling and mental wellbeing support service ● Cycle to work scheme ● Free and adequate parking for all staff ● Free flu jabs ● Therapy dog ● Wellbeing charter signatories with an active wellbeing committee ● No more than one directed meeting a week and early finishes before events. ● More than minimum PPA time provided to all teaching staff

GDPR UK Summary Notice:

Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Lara Wilton
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: lbateman@bordengrammar.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 Education.