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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

Bishop Chavasse Primary School , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2086-21L
  • Posted:10/02/2019
  • Pay:Leadership 1-3
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:04/03/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:WB 11th March 2019


Assistant Headteacher

We are seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and energetic professional who has the drive and enthusiasm to build upon our new school’s current success. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who is looking to move to their next stage in their career path. As an Assistant Headteacher at Bishop Chavasse they will be responsible for maintaining our drive for continuous school improvement.

As we continue to expand, growing one year at a time until we reach capacity in 2023, we require an outstanding teacher who has experience of leadership and monitoring teaching and learning in the drive to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils.  In addition to carrying out the professional duties of a teacher, the Assistant Headteacher will work closely with the Headteacher on school leadership and management, and will deputise for the Headteacher in her absence.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be sought for the successful candidate.

Information about the school

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School opened in September 2017 as part of the Tenax Schools Trust. The school is a 4-11 Church of England two form entry primary free school which has recently opened in brand new, purpose built school, located in and mainly serving South Tonbridge (postcode area TN11).

The core of our vision is to create an outstanding Church of England primary school at the heart of local community where all pupils, regardless of background are offered an inspiring curriculum which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential.

Our Christian values prevail throughout our school. Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School continues to strive to be at the forefront of developing new approaches to learning, embedding the ‘mastery’ approach to primary phase teaching, whilst securing the very best outcomes for all of our pupils.

Our school, which currently provides a high quality education for just Year R and Year 1 pupils this academic year, will welcome new Reception children each September until it reaches capacity in 2022.

We have moved into our brand new state of the art school building in April this year and are able to offer a stunning environment for the right candidate, comprising of a stunning library, food technology room, intervention rooms and colourful, well equipped, breakout spaces and forest school area.

Our school has already developed a strong community, and together, staff, parents and children we are flourishing through working, learning and playing together. Providing our children with a rich and varied experiences encourages our children to develop independence and confidence.

Tenax Schools Trust was founded by Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (Bennett) an Outstanding secondary school, located in nearby Tunbridge Wells. Bennett is a designated Teaching School, part of the Altius teaching school alliance which provides significant opportunities for development to staff across the Trust.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Donna Weeks, Headteacher
  • Address:Bishop Chavasse Church Of England School, 2A Baker Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0FB
  • Telephone: 01732 676040
  • Email: headteacher@bishopchavasseschool.org.uk


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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.