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Headteacher - Full-time

Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-5444-190L
  • Posted:02/09/2019
  • Pay:Leadership Group Pay Range
  • Start Date:January 2020
  • App Close Date:16/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Exciting new opportunity, to lead an outstanding co-educational grammar school in Canterbury in Kent

Are you seeking an opportunity to play a major role in leading an outstanding selective school which is the Lead School of a high performing Multi Academy Trust with excellent outcomes, year on year, for our exceptional pupils? Are you an experienced Headteacher looking for a new challenge or an experienced Deputy Headteacher looking for your first Headship? If so, Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS) is looking for a dynamic, forward thinking and an energetic leader to lead the school through its next phase of development.

BCGS is the Lead School of Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT), we are a smaller but highly ambitious trust which consists of three secondary schools; BCGS, The Charles Dickens School (CDS) which joined BCAT on 1 March 2017 and BCAT Free school which is a 5 Form entry 11-18 non-selective school with a joint Sixth Form with BCGS and will open in 2021. BCAT Free school is co-sited to BCGS and work on developing its multi-million-pound site starts shortly. The Trust has also submitted a bid to the DFE to open a satellite grammar provision of Barton Court Grammar School on the Coast between Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Working within BCAT you will be supported to lead Barton Court ensuring that high standards and excellence are maintained. We have high expectations and working together within BCAT we are able to share best practice and offer outstanding professional development for you and all staff across the Trust.

The opportunities to be part of Barton Court Grammar School and Barton Court Academy Trust’s history and to develop a school that truly stands apart are significant: shaping the curriculum, igniting enthusiasm and excitement for learning. A perfect career move!

You will be passionate about teaching, learning and ensuring children irrespective of their background, gender or race can be the best they can be.

Barton Court Grammar School offers our students and our staff a unique opportunity working in a beautiful and historic city to explore, to excel and to achieve.

Closing date: Monday 16 September 2019, midday

Further information about our School can be found on our website To apply, please click on the ‘Apply’ button on our TES listing to fill out an online application form. Alternatively, please complete the teaching application form which can be found on the website: www.bartoncourt.org

If you do have any questions, please email Ms K Cardus, Executive Headteacher kcardus@bartoncourt.org

Barton Court Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children


Information about the school

Barton Court is very proud to be one of the few co-educational selective schools in the country uniquely delivering high academic standards within a very caring and supportive school community.

Students develop into independent, confident, open-minded, life-long learners ready to take their place as leaders in the 21st Century. They will develop into well-balanced, articulate, principled and responsible global citizens, with cultural and international awareness, who positively contribute to our school and the wider community.

Academic excellence is at the heart of our school, but we nurture equally creativity, personal and physical development, independence and inquiring minds. All students are individuals, and there can be no single pathway that all must be compelled to tread. Consequently, we endeavour to build a personal curriculum that will draw upon the raw talent and energy that students bring with them to help them achieve personal success.

We are truly a 21st Century school, concerned not just with what our students learn, but with how they learn, and how they grow in confidence, independence and critical thinking. Our unique curriculum has accelerated opportunities at KS3 and KS4, IB Diploma and A Levels. Our Language Specialist Status supports our mission statement to encourage and develop students to be responsible global citizens with cultural and international awareness.

We are Ofsted outstanding rated school.

Barton Court Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Roberta Light
  • Address:Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PH
  • Telephone: 01227 464600
  • Email: rlight@bartoncourt.org

Fax: 01227 781399


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.