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Headteacher - Full-time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5464-151L
  • Posted:28/05/2024
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L32 – L36
  • Start Date:January 2025
  • App Close Date:18/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2024


Headteacher – Bennett Memorial Diocesan School


Salary: Leadership Scale L32 – L36

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent


This This post is a rare and exciting opportunity for candidates with exceptional personal and professional qualities to lead Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, a recently inspected “Outstanding” secondary school in Tunbridge Wells.

Our successful candidate will join a school with a strong reputation for exceptional achievement as well as highly effective care and support. They will lead our expert teachers as they deliver our ambitious curriculum teaching powerful knowledge for all.


To take us on the next steps of our journey we need an inspirational leader who can motivate others and drive continuous improvement. They will have the support of a highly effective leadership team and specialist Trust central services and executive team.


To be our next leader you will need to understand and be confident in articulating a theologically rooted inclusive Christian vision. Our headteacher plays a vital role in making this vision a reality and for ensuring that our faith foundation is an integral part of our culture and mission. As such you will need to model and sustain a culture of respectful relationships where all can develop the confidence and security to excel and flourish.



More information and a candidate pack for this role can be found on the Tenax Schools Trust website at jobs.tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk


Please submit your completed application form via email to:Isaacs@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk or recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk


Closing: Tuesday 18 June 2024 at 12 Noon

Shortlisting: Wednesday 19 June 2024

Interviews: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2024


Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and all applicants are expected to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Situated in Tunbridge Wells, with excellent transport links to London, Bennett is a popular and over-subscribed academy with an enviable record of outstanding academic achievement over many years. A Church of England co-educational school with independent academy status

• 1,903 on roll including 400 in the Sixth Form • Judged Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in 2023 • World Class School Quality Mark reaccreditation in 2021
• Outstanding GCSE and A Level results • Excellent reputation; oversubscribed

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Karolina Seath, HR Manager
  • Address:Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9SH
  • Telephone: (01892) 521595
  • Email: recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 514424


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.