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Headteacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Cross Keys Learning, Broadstairs, St Peters

  • Ref:KCC886-6149-18L
  • Posted:01/03/2024
  • Pay:L11 - L15
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:22/03/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:27th March 2024


We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and ambitious Headteacher to fulfil an exciting leadership role within our established and successful school which operates across two sites in Broadstairs and Womenswold near Canterbury.

This is an opportunity for an experienced senior leader to join a school with an already established staff body, and to take it to its next stage of growth development.

The successful candidate will lead Cross Keys Learning, playing a significant and key part in accelerating the ongoing development of the school into an outstanding provider of education.

We will expect the Headteacher to support the further development of a positive culture and ethos, where every child matters and is supported every step of the way.

Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly motivated leader, with the drive and commitment to excel, along with the strong interpersonal skills required to communicate professionally and positively with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team, who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their individual and full potential. We are looking for an experienced professional, who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards.

To request an application pack please email Steve fuller at "steve.fuller@kms.kent.sch.uk" 

Information about the school

Cross Keys Learning is a small independent school with the capacity for seventy students (aged from 11 to 17), where excellent attainment and progress for students is consistently maintained. We are situated in both Broadstairs and Womenswold, We take great pride in creating a warm and friendly environment and a positive culture for learning so that our students are given opportunities to excel. We place great emphasis on the social and emotional development of our students, alongside the encouragement of a love for learning so they can achieve their full potential academically. High emphasis is placed on student and staff well-being to make Cross Keys Learning a great place to be.

We are an established and well respected provision offering education to students aged 11-17. Our provision is designed to offer learning within small groups (5-8 per group) and we offer a broad and balanced alternative curriculum with a choice of pathways for KS4 students. Although we can support students with a wide range of needs, our curriculum and provision are designed to support students with ASD/ social and communication difficulties, students unable to manage a mainstream environment due to high levels of school-based anxiety or school refusal, students that require an alternative curriculum/ pathway as their cognitive ability or school experiences have resulted in them being significantly behind ARE (age related expectations), students that may have low self-esteem and confidence.

Our mission is to work together continuing to make our school a safe and secure environment where we are aware of our own and each other’s well-being, and have a pride in our community and our learning, so we can all reach our potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Steve Fuller
  • Address:Cross Keys Learning, The Lead Centre , Dane Valley Road, Broadstairs, St Peters, Kent , CT10 3JJ
  • Telephone: 07884144625
  • Email: steve.fuller@kms.kent.sch.uk


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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.