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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-184L
  • Posted:17/01/2019
  • Pay:L10 - L14
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:01/02/2019 at 14:00
  • Interviews:13th February 2019


This is an exciting time to join an ‘outstanding’ school where ‘success is evident in the outstanding academic and personal outcomes for pupils’ (OFSTED, 2015) as it moves through a new phase of development and growth. Five Acre Wood currently has 432 pupils aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs. The number of pupils on roll is due to increase in September 2019. Five Acre Wood is a split site school with two satellites, one at a local primary school and the other at a secondary school, for 6th Form and KS3 and 4 students. The safeguarding and welfare of our pupils is actively promoted throughout our school community.


Our future colleague will:

  • Lead on the development of a strategic area within the school
  • Possess a deep and thorough knowledge and understanding of special needs
  • Have joint responsibility for Child Protection
  • Be able to lead innovation and change positively and effectively
  • Be a very good classroom practitioner
  • Have very good leadership, management and organisational skills and be an effective team player
  • Have high expectations and a desire to ensure that all pupils and staff achieve their full potential
  • Be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils


  • We will offer you:
  • Inspiring and enthusiastic pupils
  • A central role in the future development of the school
  • Openness and support from caring colleagues
  • The opportunity to be part of an excellent network of schools
  • A creative, fun and innovative environment 


  • If you would like to see the school and visit prior to application please contact Nicola Devereux, HR Officer, at ndevereux@five-acre.kent.sch.uk 
  • If you would like to know more about working with us please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk 
  • Closing date - Friday 1st February 2019.
  • Selection process will take place on Monday 11th February 2019.
  • Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over 3 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We currently have 432 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs. Our "Outstanding" school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students. For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk .

Our school is committed to safeguarding pupils and staff. Our staff recruitment policies and practices comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We always ensure clearance of enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to employment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 744828


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.