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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

New Horizons Children’s Academy, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-2008-4T
  • Posted:20/09/2019
  • Pay:TSAT Leadership Scale L5 to L7 £44,207 - £46,441 p
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:07/10/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:11 October 2019


“Good in all areas” - Ofsted May 2017

 TSAT Leadership Scale L5 to L7 £44,207 - £46,441 per annum

Closing date for applications:  Noon on 7 October 2019

Interviews to be held: 11 October 2019


We require an Assistant Headteacher to assist in the promotion, direction and oversight of high standards of teaching and learning, pupil achievement and progression through effective inclusion, consistent implementation of the behaviour policy and developing teachers’ skills and pedagogical knowledge.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Hold or be willing to undertake the National Qualification for SENDCo
  • Hold QTS + be the schools Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach across the school
  • A proven track record of excellent outcomes in public examinations
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • A proven track record of supporting staff to develop their practice
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability to lead, develop and enhance the teaching/support practice of others across the school by evaluating, supporting, coaching and guiding in relation to behaviour and attitudes
  • To teach individuals or groups of pupils, if required, in line with whole school policies and schemes of work, to undertake pastoral, administrative and leadership duties in keeping with the School Teachers Pay and Conditions of Employment
  • Support the vision, ethos and policies of the school which secure effective teaching, successful learning and promote high levels of achievement and self-esteem for all pupils irrespective of background, ethnicity, gender or disability

For full responsibilities please see the attached job description


What you will get from New Horizons Children’s Academy:

  • Revised Teacher Payscale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well behaved children who are excited about learning
  • Work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other 4 Medway Primary Schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities, particularly through the New Horizons Teaching School’s alliance, which also offers a great support network for our staff
  • Brand new facilities - the school building offers lots of space and intervention and breakout areas, we also have three playgrounds
  • Free parking in our large staff carpark
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – conveniently located on our school site
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer.

Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

We want to employ teachers who are a great team member and are keen to seek CPD, an aspiring leader of learning and be happy to grasp exciting opportunities and contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our new school.

Job Contact Information


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.