Assistant Principal For English Curriculum Area - Full-time

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-137L
  • Posted:24/02/2021
  • Pay:L8 - L12
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:15/03/2021 at 07:00
  • Interviews:tbc



 Assistant Principal for English Curriculum Area

 Assistant Principal Spine L8 to L12 £50,150 - £55,337

(from September 2021) 

Hugh Christie is a mixed wide ability 11 to 18 high school based in Tonbridge, Kent. Hugh Christie is ‘the place to be’ happy, successful and where pupils are well prepared for adult life.  Hugh Christie is a good school with a stable and well-motivated staff. Staff are supported well through a bespoke INSET programme led by our Lead Practioner Group. Staff are encouraged to progress with most the Senior Leadership Team being former middle leaders in the school. The school finishes at 1-30pm on a Friday and has a two week holiday at the end of Term 1 to promote wellbeing.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Assistant Principal with responsibility for English and Media with a commitment to developing their team, promoting academic excellence and helping every child succeed. Working as part of a large team, you will play an important part in developing the school’s English provision. You will plan and deliver high quality lessons and be committed to achieving excellent results for their students, instilling in them a love for the subject and a desire to learn. You will hopefully also contribute to wider whole school development.

Our ideal candidate will: 

  • be passionate about teaching English and committed to achieving excellent results for their students 
  • be a strong team player and committed to bringing out the best in their colleagues
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the school and its students can achieve 
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils, especially those who are disadvantaged.
  • be committed to the school’s values

In return, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and make a difference to our students in a critical subject for their future

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of our students, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please visit our website for more information.  An application pack is available from the college website, email   or on 01732 353544. Closing date for applications – Monday 15th March 7am

The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

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The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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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.