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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-96L
  • Posted:11/03/2020
  • Pay:L4 £44,218 - L8 £48,808
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:27/03/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 22nd April 2020


Whitfield Aspen School are seeking a Deputy Headteacher to join its well-established leadership team from September 2020.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a unique school, which is a combination of mainstream and special school pupils with profound, severe and complex needs.   As well as being part of a supportive team, we will be able to offer both training and opportunities, in order to develop your leadership skills further.  You must be passionate about and committed to, supporting inclusion, with the rewards and challenges that brings.  You need vision and creativity to be able to problem-solve and positively overcome barriers.  Building relationships must be at the heart of everything you do in order to fulfil the school’s vision of Learning Together with Aspiration, Imagination and Determination.

We are hoping to find someone who has already had some experience of leadership and they must be able to demonstrate knowledge of how to plan and initiate improvement across the school, based on sound research.

Visits to the school are essential prior to application and can be arranged by contacting Juliette Fletcher on juliette.fletcher@whitfield.kent.sch.uk or by telephoning the school office on 01304 821526.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  Any contract will be subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, qualification checks, and pre-employment health screening.

Information about the school

We are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff. In September 2019, we were one of the first schools inspected under the new framework. Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with three hundred and eighty pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and twenty-eight pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive.

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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.