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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Astor Secondary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-4113-316L
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:Leadership Payscale, L19 - L23
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11 March 2024


We are seeking a dedicated leader to support and assist our Headteacher with strategic planning and in managing, leading, and developing the school.

You will work closely with the Headteacher to formulate the aims and objectives of the school, establish policies, manage staff and resources and monitor progress.  You will spearhead the development and implementation of an ambitious, effective and progressive curriculum, provide strategic leadership to elevate the overall quality of education within the school, implement and oversee progress tracking, champion a culture of continuous improvement and serve as an inspirational role model for both staff and students.

We offer a working environment where we take immense pride in our rich history, our vibrant community and the broad education that we provide to our students and our collaborative spirit.  We are a tight-knit community that works together to create an environment where every individual, including our staff, can thrive.

We also offer a range of benefits to all staff including a wellbeing day, AXA Healthcare employee support (which includes an advice line for emotional, financial, legal, housing, home, and family issues support, a medical helpline and quick to access GP appointments), an eye-care scheme, membership with the Chartered College of Teaching and outstanding professional development.

If you have successful leadership experience, an established track record of achieving positive Year 11 results, you share our passion for education and the wellbeing of students and staff, and you are ready to contribute to our ambitious goals, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Please see the Application Pack attached to this advert for full information. 

Click 'Apply Now' or email hr@samphirestar.com for an application form.

If you would like to speak to someone in advance of your application or arrange an appointment to visit us, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Lisa Penn, on 01304 201151.

We are committed to equality and value diversity, and therefore particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020, which means certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers. If they are disclosed, they will not be considered.

Samphire Star Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, including a Barred List check.


Information about the school

Samphire Star Education Trust is a family of schools which serve the south of Kent community and beyond. We are Astor Secondary School, Barton Junior School, Shatterlocks Infant and Nursery School, and White Cliffs Primary and Nursery School.

We prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. At all levels, individuals have the opportunity to extend their interests and develop their talents through collaboration and celebration within strong and imaginative teams.

We have a well-established reputation for offering our pupils a safe and caring environment in which they can be happy and thrive as they learn. Ideas and opportunities are explored with enthusiasm through a broad and balanced curriculum throughout our Schools. All young people in our community, from the youngest to the oldest, are encouraged and supported to be the very best versions of themselves possible.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kirsty Garcia Mills
  • Address:HR Team, Astor Secondary School, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0AS
  • Telephone: 01304200150
  • Email: admin@astorschool.com


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.