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Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) - Full-time

Trinity School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-4006-216L
  • Posted:03/04/2019
  • Pay:Leadership Pay Scale
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:26/04/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:May 2019


Salary negotiable depending on experience.

A unique opportunity has arisen to work as Deputy Head (Pastoral) in a Christian setting. Trinity School was established in 2013 by a group of local Christian leaders and parents and today, 780 students occupy a state of the art building. Demand for places is extremely high and a building programme has begun to accommodate increasing student numbers.

Trinity school has a broad and holistic approach to education embodied in our strapline ‘Education for Life in all its Fullness’. Our Christian ethos pervades everything and is central to who we are and what we do. A calm and friendly culture exists and the partnership with parents and other stakeholders is strong.

The Pastoral Deputy Head will play an integral role in building upon recent successes. Trinity School achieved a respectable first set of GCSE results last summer, which we expect to better this year, an ‘Outstanding’ Section 48 inspection and a solid ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. The Sixth Form started in September 2018 attracting an exceptional group of students.

We are looking for a person who has a proven and impressive track-record for high standards, who has the drive and energy to get things done and continually seeks to improve the educational experience of students. You will be a strong teacher and be able to show how you have supported other teachers as well as demonstrate an excellent record of exam results.

The Pastoral Deputy Head will be uncompromising in his/her pursuit of excellence and be able to challenge and inspire others to do likewise. The role does not require the person to be a practising Christian but it will be expected that they will support the Christian ethos of the school fully. Naturally, integrity and other personal qualities that align themselves with Christian principles will be expected.

You will be someone who currently holds a senior leadership position and has a good understanding of the changing educational landscape and areas that pertain to the pastoral care of young people.

The right person will be given the autonomy and trust to help take Trinity School to the next level in its journey. You will also benefit from working with a committed team of staff and incredible students. The Deputy Head (Pastoral) will also work closely with the Deputy Head (Academic).

You are most welcome to visit Trinity School.

To apply please use the Apply now on the TES jobs website.  Alternatively our application pack can be found on the school’s website www.trinitysevenoaks.org.uk and should be sent to hr@trinitysevenoaks.com

Candidates are also asked to write a short letter of no more than one side of A4 to the headmaster explaining how they will support the Christian ethos (Trinity Way) in practical ways. Letters should be sent separately to Karen Partridge at hr@trinitysevenoaks.com

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.  The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and checks regarding proof of ID, medical clearance and the right to work in the UK.

If you would like any further information, arrange a visit or an informal discussion please contact Karen Partridge, School Business Manager on 01732 469111 extn. 217 or email hr@trinitysevenoaks.com 

Information about the school

Trinity is a growing, non-denominational Christian free school based in Sevenoaks, Kent. We are a single academy trust which operates under the sponsorship of 30 local churches in the Sevenoaks area. Trinity was founded in 2013 by a committed group of local people, many of whom are governors of the school. We moved into our state-of-the-art building in September 2016 with years 7,8,9 and 10 (470 students). At full capacity we will accommodate 790 - 840 students, including our new Sixth Form, which opened in September 2018. We are a 11-18, non-selective, mixed school with four forms of entry and we attract many pupils who reach the standard to pass the 11 Plus. Half the intake have a faith reference.

Parents, staff and students describe the school as a truly special place to work, teach and learn. The culture is supportive, challenging and every member of the Trinity team has high standards and expectations and strives for excellence in every aspect of school life.

Our vision and values permeate everything we do and this is demonstrated by our extremely well-behaved students right through to our flourishing co-curricular programme. High quality teaching, coupled with outstanding pastoral care, ensures that our students have every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Teachers are well supported and developed through our CPD programme. Our state-of-the-art building has excellent, spacious facilities, well-resourced classrooms and designated staff work rooms. There is ample on-site staff parking, and a staff free duty lunch.

As a Christian school, we promote the Trinity Way in all we do: Truth, Excellence, Love, Leadership and Service. We believe that in doing so, students are well placed to grow into confident, outward focused individuals who live rewarding and purposeful lives. We hold unswervingly to a belief that every Trinity student should receive an education for life in all its fullness;.

Students at Key Stage 3 follow a broad, balanced curriculum and are allocated extra time for English and Maths. Our focus on these subjects, together with our rigorous attention to individual student performance, helps students to achieve the highest possible grades so that all of our students have the opportunity to take the English Baccalaureate at Key Stage 4.

At Key Stage 4 we offer a personalised curriculum, working together with students and parents, to ensure that students are following a Key Stage 4 programme of study that is wholly appropriate to their needs. The option blocks at Key Stage 4 are intended to facilitate this and all students are encouraged to consider taking the English Baccalaureate. The curriculum allows students to progress at the appropriate rate in all subject areas.

We are delighted to have opened our new Sixth Form in September 2018, with the capacity to accommodate 190 students. A variety of pathways are on offer. We are offering seventeen subjects, which includes nine facilitating subjects, a group of subjects that are frequently required for entry to degree courses, typically courses that run at Russell Group universities. In addition, we have a further eight subjects that are also academic and some with a creative learning.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Partridge
  • Address:Seal Hollow Road, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3SL
  • Telephone: 01732 469111
  • Email: hr@trinitysevenoaks.com


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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.