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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Foreland Fields School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7040-129L
  • Posted:03/10/2018
  • Pay:Leadership L16 - L24
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:19/10/2018 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 29th October


We are seeking to appoint an additional Deputy Headteacher, from January 2019, to assist the Headteacher in leading the school. With rising pupil numbers, and a recent move to a new purpose built school, this is an exciting time to join Foreland Fields.

Specific areas of responsibility will be allocated to each of the 2 Deputy Headteachers by agreement. Both Deputy Headteachers will be Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputies) with the Headteacher taking the lead role (DSL) on Safeguarding. The Deputy Headteacher post being advertised has responsibility for Curriculum Development, Pupil Progress Data and Continuous Professional Development (linked to Teaching and Learning). These Roles could however be re-allocated amongst the Deputies depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. 

This could be your opportunity to play a major role in shaping the future of our school. We are looking for dynamic people who have vision; relish a challenge and who have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, in order to meet the Headteacher and find out more about the nature of the work involved. To arrange an informal visit candidates should contact the PA to the Headteacher on 01843 863891 or through email at foreland@foreland.kent.sch.uk.

Information about the school together with all relevant application documents are available to download from the ‘Attachments’ section below. To ensure equity to all candidates, it is our policy that applications will ONLY be accepted on a completed KCC Teaching Staff application form, available below via 'Apply Now' button.

Foreland Fields School and all its personnel are totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As such this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Information about the school

Foreland Fields School is a Day Special School for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN), many of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We provide for 200+ pupils aged 2-19 in five departments, Nursery, Infants, Juniors (KS2) Secondary (KS3/4) and 6th Form. In addition, we have two fully staffed mainstream inclusion classes within Garlinge Primary School and Hartsdown Academy.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training and coaching.

The successful candidate will embrace the special ethos of the School, and the role will provide an opportunity to take Foreland Fields School into this next exciting phase and beyond.

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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.