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Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education - Full-time

Medway Green , Wouldham

  • Ref:KCC886-6157-66T
  • Posted:16/04/2023
  • Pay:Up to £55,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Job Title:         Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education

Location:         Medway Green School, Kent

Salary:             Up to £55,000 per annum dependent on experience

Hours:              37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday 08.30-16.00

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time Only

Due to growth in our service, we are recruiting for a Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education to join our wonderful team at Medway Green located in Wouldham, Rochester! 

Job Purpose

You will support the Headteacher with the leadership and management of the school in order to promote effective education and care and contribute to the learning, personal development and well-being of all students. You will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) discharging individual responsibilities to a high standard as well as supporting the work of the team at all times. You will work closely with the Headteacher, SLT and colleagues to ensure the school is compliant with statutory regulation.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the Headteacher to provide the vision, leadership and strategic direction that ensures the school is lead, managed and organised to meet its aims and targets.
  • Work with the Headteacher and SLT to lead and manage colleagues and associates across a multi-disciplinary team in order to promote a mutual understanding of the curriculum and its impact on school policy and practice, with the aim of improving standards.


  • Qualified Teacher status
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relating to school leadership and management, and curriculum/teaching and learning

Why join Acorn Education?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS and social media checks.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 

Information about the school

Medway Green School is a special needs provision that provides for students whose SEMH/SEN needs have resulted in placement breakdown at their mainstream schools. We provide a nurturing and welcoming environment to SEMH students in Key stages 2-4, however within the next 2 years the provision will move to Key stages 3-4 only. Students will experience a personalised curriculum based on previous learning and identified needs. With a keen focus on therapy, education and personal development the school aims to help young pupils grow academically, socially and emotionally to enable them to achieve success as they progress through life.

Opened in 2019, Medway Green School presently provides education to 67 students, with a capacity of 70 students. We have welcomed our first KS4 cohort this year and have been excited to introduce subject specialists to our school, providing a secondary model of learning.

Medway Green is a part of Acorn Education. Acorn Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education with accommodations for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

This opportunity is within commutable distance of Rochester, Maidstone and surrounding areas, with excellent access to the M2 and M20 motorways. There are no regular public transport routes to the school.

Job Contact Information


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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.