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Associate Assistant Headteacher (Responsibility for Communications) - Full-time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-769L
  • Posted:26/02/2024
  • Pay:VIAT L6-10 (£53,380 - £58,959)
  • Start Date:Sept 2024
  • App Close Date:15/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Type of position: Associate Assistant Headteacher

Responsible for Communications (English, MFL)

Salary: L6-10

Start Date: September 2024

Closing Date: Friday 15 March 2024 at midday


Valley Park School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Are you the dedicated and visionary leader for whom we are looking? Are you….

  • An enthusiastic and forward-thinking teacher and leader, able to influence students, teachers and parents/carers alike?
  • An advocate of all students feeling valued, safe and happy?
  • Passionate about driving up standards, including in the quality of education?
  • Always striving for excellence in student outcomes and opportunities?
  • Committed to making the very best provision for all students?

Valley Park School (Maidstone, Kent) is both a highly respected and over-subscribed and we are able to offer an exciting opportunity for you to join us.  

Valley Park School has been designated Good by Ofsted and so the right candidate will help to drive the school towards our vision of academic and pastoral excellence.

This is a role for a committed and motivated professional who would like to work in a school that provides a wealth of opportunities for both its students and staff. We have a strong ethos at Valley Park School and we are looking for a visionary team-worker who will fit into our established community. 

Our school continually evolves in our drive for excellence; we aspire to provide excellent academic results alongside excellent pastoral care and high-quality opportunities for personal development. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across our Multi-Academy Trust (VIAT) is also available to provide: networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you!

This post comes with opportunities that can be discussed at interview.

If you are interested in this role, please read the attached information carefully, and send your completed application to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk 

Information about the school

Valley Park School is a large mixed secondary school with a vibrant Sixth Form and an Arts-rich environment. Set within the Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) main campus, based in Maidstone, the school has enviable indoor and outdoor facilities, including a state-of-the-art Sports Hall. There is a strong co-curricular programme, providing students with opportunities beyond the classroom.

Sixth Form students have the opportunity to study some subjects at Invicta Grammar School, also set within the VIAT campus.

Valley Park prides itself on aspiring for every student to reach their full potential, with encouragement to engage in the Creative Arts – a resounding strength of the school.

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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 Education.