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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-52L
  • Posted:03/03/2018
  • Pay:£43,416 - £52,650
  • Start Date:Sep 2018
  • App Close Date:06/04/2018 at 10:00
  • Interviews:17.04.18/18.04.18


The North West Kent Alternative Provision Service is looking to appoint an exceptional Deputy Head of Service for a permanent post. The service caters for children and young people from 5 -16 who have disengaged from mainstream education due to social, emotional or mental health difficulties.

  • The successful candidate will be required to lead on all aspects of personal development, behaviour and welfare. We are looking for someone who is relentless in their pursuit of positive outcomes for young people and willing to lead by example to effectively role model what they expect of others.
  • You must have high expectations in relation to individual progress and an uncompromising ambition for all pupils to succeed.
  • Partnership working is a crucial element of this role and you must have proven experience of building and maintaining successful stakeholder relationships. This role is unsuitable for people who lack experience of working with young people with Social, Emotional or Mental Health Needs.
  • The role will include the line management of Pastoral and Support staff therefore experience of successfully supporting, appraising, managing and sourcing professional development opportunities for staff is essential.

The successful applicant will have the following skills:

  • Previous leadership experience
  • Previous Line Management Experience
  • Previous experience within Pupil Referral Units or experience working with children who have social, emotional or mental health difficulties
  • The ability to stay calm in all situations


We can offer you:

  • A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences
  • The opportunity to be a leader in a service which is committed to providing extensive support and inspiration for young people,
  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated passionate team of professionals

You will offer us:

  • An Assistant Head of Service who is motivated and enthusiastic who has experience of working with children with SEMH
  • Your commitment to engaging and inspiring our pupils and the ability to make a real difference to their learning.
  • Your flexibility, commitment and excellent interpersonal skills.

Information about the school

The North West Kent Alternative Provision Service is a Pupil Referral Unit based across two sites in Gravesend. The school delivers bespoke interventions and Alternative Curriculum pathways for pupils between the ages of 5 and 16 who have disengaged from mainstream education

At NWKAPS we aim to provide a nurturing, inspirational learning environment where aspirational, individual pathways are created. We are committed to developing a service which aims to ensure that extensive specialist interventions empower pupils to successfully reintegrate in to mainstream education or continued education, training or employment

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kay Fitzgerald
  • Address:Various Sites, Nwk Alt Provision Service, 189 High Road, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7DP
  • Telephone: 01322 228395 Opt 1
  • Email:


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.