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Headteacher - Full-time

Rainham Mark Grammar School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-5420-166L
  • Posted:17/12/2020
  • Pay:L33 - L39 (£92,624 to £107,239)
  • Start Date:1/9/2021
  • App Close Date:18/01/2021 at 16:00
  • Interviews:8 and 9 February 2021



L33 - 39 (£92,624 to £107,239) starting point subject to experience from September 2021

“An Outstanding School” Ofsted 2014

The Governing Body and RMET Trustees are pleased to invite applications for the post of Headteacher at Rainham Mark Grammar School, following the retirement of the current post holder.  Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Headteacher with the vision and energy to continue to build on our achievements, working with the staff, Governing Body and Trust to develop a robust strategy for continued improvement.

You will:

  • Have a clear vision which focuses on raising achievement and standards through a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences.
  • Significant experience as a senior leader in a secondary school, with a proven track record of effective leadership and management.
  • Work with the Governing Body and Trust to lead the overall strategic leadership and management of the school, and its pursuit of excellence in relation to the educational standards enjoyed by all our students.
  • Ensure the highest quality of curriculum and pastoral provision for all year groups and ability levels, working to support the Trust’s vision, mission and values.
  • Develop and implement strategies to raise standards of attainment and progress across the whole school.
  • Work to identify the best practice available and use this to create an outward looking culture which promotes an ethos of achievement and a desire for excellence.
  • Have experience of whole school data analysis, reporting and target setting.
  • Be passionate about high expectations and high standards of achievement for all.
  • Be passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Be an effective team player and maintain high staff morale during the current pandemic.

What can RMGS offer you?

We can offer you the opportunity to work with high-ability young people in a supportive, well-equipped and forward-thinking school, as well as access to excellent professional development opportunities within our ‘Outstanding’ school. A major building programme in recent years has delivered a brand-new Art block with 2 large beautifully appointed studios, excellent sports accommodation with free gym facilities for staff and students, as well as free Health care provision.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about this position with the RMET CEO, or to arrange a COVID secure visit (in early January 2021) please contact Mrs Smith (PA to the Headteacher) on 01634-364151 or email HR@rmgs.org.uk including your available dates. Please note that visits will be welcomed after the School day and will be dependent on local/national COVID restrictions that may be in place.

Application packs are available to download from the school website (www.rainhammark.com) or can be requested by emailing peter.jacobs@kapehr.co.uk and should be submitted by the deadline to peter.jacobs@kapehr.co.uk

Information about the school

Rainham Mark Grammar School is a highly successful ‘Outstanding’ co-educational selective school with a large Sixth Form. We provide a co-educational grammar education of the highest quality. Girls and boys work together in a co-operative and academic environment which is both challenging and friendly. We have established a strong tradition of academic excellence by encouraging hard work and mutual support. Our excellent facilities include a modern sports hall, comprising a dance studio, fitness suite and main hall with three full-length cricket nets; specialist teaching suites for all subject areas; a purpose-built music block with a recital hall, recording studio and Sixth Form study suite. Pastoral support from the outset is very strong and children are happy, confident and secure. Individual progress and potential are assessed frequently to ensure that the level of challenge is appropriate for each child. Relationships between staff and students are excellent with discipline firmly based on a tradition of mutual care and respect. We are proud that students leave us as confident and well-qualified men and women prepared to benefit from higher education. Beyond the national curriculum subjects, pupils enjoy a good deal of choice. At the moment, all study two modern languages through to the end of Year 9. All pupils have the opportunity to study the three separate sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), and all students take both English Language and Literature. Drama, Economics, Business Studies and PE are popular amongst wide GCSE option choices; Information Technology is used in most subjects. Extensive extra-curricular activities include many sports, Duke of Edinburgh, orchestra, band, choir, Maths puzzle club, dance and drama, and use of the computer rooms. Around 80 school trips take place, some of which are strongly linked to the curriculum, and some (during school holidays) are more for enjoyment. Sixth Form A Level options are exceptionally wide (currently 26 different subjects are offered) and include Government & Politics, PE, Film Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Psychology and Economics besides the more traditional subjects. Almost all Sixth Formers go on to degree courses. Admission to the school in Year 7 is via the Medway test which is taken in September. All children taking part in the selection procedure take the same test, whichever Medway school they have chosen as their preference.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Susan Smith
  • Address:Pump Lane, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 7AJ
  • Telephone: 01634 364 151
  • Email: HR@rmgs.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.