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Assistant Headteacher: Core Subject Lead, Phase Leader with Class Teaching Responsibility - Full-time

Tymberwood Academy, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2029-265L
  • Posted:07/03/2024
  • Pay:Leadership PayScale L1 – L5
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:21/04/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:w/c 29 April 2024


We are looking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious Assistant Headteacher to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team to deputise in the absence of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. The successful individual will provide strong leadership that results in the provision of first-class teaching and learning opportunities for pupils, which leads to strong statutory outcomes. This also includes leading a core subject, managing and developing learning and teaching across the phase you lead, as well as leading and managing a specific area of whole-school responsibility/Ofsted area.  The AHT will also work alongside other members of SLT in designing and delivering strategic leadership and to support / build community cohesion.

At Tymberwood Academy we strive to ensure that all our pupils are happy, confident, ambitious individuals with a passion for learning; who possess the skills, knowledge, learning attitudes and behaviours to enable them to be successful in the world today, and in the future. We achieve this through creating a strong sense of community and by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities through an inspiring curriculum.

We provide all staff with excellent CPD, a supportive working environment and the opportunity to contribute towards projects, initiatives and experiences that make a real impact.

We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher who demonstrates a commitment to our school ethos and vision and who is:

  • driven by values and a model professional setting an excellent example to teaching and support staff
  • experienced in curriculum development and improvement
  • experienced in working in diverse settings with associated challenges
  • experienced in ensuring the children attend school to access high quality teaching and learning
  • an outstanding practitioner, an experienced curriculum and team leader

For successful candidates we can offer:

  • Amazing children who want to be the best versions of themselves
  • A dedicated, motivated staff
  • A leadership team who works with the staff and listens to feedback
  • An active school community with supportive families
  • A commitment to bespoke professional development based on EEF research
  • Feedback to ensure growth
  • A vibrant and welcoming learning environment
  • Excellent training at all levels through the school and REAch2 Academy Trust
  • A recently judged ‘good’ rated ofsted school

Information about the school

Tymberwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful candidate will be subject to the relevant recruitment checks including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Tymberwood Academy reserve the right to early closure should the right applicant be found

Tymberwood Academy is an Ofsted rated ‘good’ school as reported in March 2022, please do view our report.


Tymberwood is a wonderfully vibrant and welcoming place where pupils learn and flourish. Pupils are rightly proud to belong to this harmonious community. Everyone looks out for each other. Pupils embody the school’s values of ‘equality, respect, kindness, responsibility and honesty’. OFSTED, March 2022

We are a mainstream primary academy (REAch2) with a Physical Disability Specialist Resource Provision - this means have pupils who are physically disabled that are taught within mainstream classes. Not only are we able to enhance their learning, but they support the inclusive and empathetic atmosphere we have built at Tymberwood.

We joined the REAch2 Academy Trust in February 2014 and enjoy being a part of a supportive and collaborative trust.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 338660


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.