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Assistant Headteacher with Responsibility for Inclusion - Part-time

Otford Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2138-178L
  • Posted:23/03/2021
  • Pay:Leadership payscale L1-L5
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:20/04/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:26/04/21


“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller

Kindness, Curiosity and Courage are our core values at Otford. Our vision is to inspire our young people to explore, discover and fly-high.

Now is the perfect time to make a positive change for children's futures through leading Inclusion so that it enables all children to succeed and flourish by giving them the tools they need for their next steps in life.

Are you the dedicated and visionary leader for whom we are looking? Are you…

  • Passionate about providing all children the opportunity to think and to learn?
  • A good learner who is excited to develop the learning skills for all children in the school?
  • An advocate of all children feeling safe, valued and happy?
  • Passionate about high standards for all?
  • Always striving for excellence in children’s outcomes and opportunities?
  • An enthusiastic and reflective leader who is able to positively influence all stakeholders

If so we have a truly exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking for an inspiring school leader to join our forward-thinking team from September, 2021. This is a part time position (0.6).

At Otford, we believe that children should be independent and innovative, resilient and resourceful. We want them to be involved in every aspect of their learning, reflect on their successes and build upon them.

Our children achieve well but we also want them to remember their learning experience at our school with a smile and with laughter. We want them to leave as effective learners and well-prepared for their future. We want to celebrate every child’s achievement whether it is in Geography or Grammar, Music or Mathematics; we want a leader who feels it is a privilege to be able to teach, lead and learn from the children at Otford.

Otford is a fabulous place for learning because we already have:

  • Dedicated, hard-working staff who are passionate
  • Amazing children who are kind, courageous and curious
  • A community that helps each other and develops together
  • Supportive parents that want to help more!
  • A truly spectacular site with amazing potential for outdoor learning
  • Governors who are supportive, offer professional challenge and embrace new ideas

If this intrigues you, then you may well be matched to our school! Please do feel free to contact us should you have any questions.  We are now able to receive some visitors and tours of the school are encouraged.  Please contact Samantha Clark, HR Assistant for details: 01959 523145  samantha.clark@otford.kent.sch.uk 

Candidates will be contacted week commencing Monday, 19th April 2021 if invited for interview. Interviews will be held on Monday, 26th April 2021.

Information about the school

Otford Primary School is located near Sevenoaks, based in the historic village of Otford. We are a two-form entry school, drawing from the village and immediate surrounding areas with committed staff and parents. We like to maximise links within the village and local community.

The School has undergone buildings and facilities development in the last few years. A large sports field and outdoor spaces are used to maximise physical activity and learning outside the classroom as well as weekly Forest School sessions off site. Please refer to our website for more information!

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. The school requires employees to obtain a Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Helen Roberts
  • Address:High Street, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 5PG
  • Telephone: 01959 523145
  • Email:


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.