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Post Title Deputy Head Teacher
Post Location Shenstone School
Crayford - 94 Old Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 4DZ
Sidcup - St Andrews Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 4RX
Parkway Primary - Alsike Road, Erith, DA18 4DP
Position Status Permanent
Contractual Hours: Full-time
Contractual Weeks: 52 weeks per year
Salary: L10 - L16 (Depending on qualifications and Experience)
Post Start Date: January 2022
Closing Date: 9:00 a.m. on the 1st October 2021
Interview Date: Monday 18th October
A rare opportunity - This vacancy has arisen due to the predecessor achieving a promotion to Head of School and is a rare find at our school where staff turnover is very low! We are looking to recruit a Deputy Head Teacher who is enthusiastic, dynamic and who has relevant experience at Senior Leadership level. Previous experience within a special school setting is also essential. This role may also require a 1 day per week teaching commitment.
Professional Qualifications required:
The successful candidate will work alongside the Executive Head Teacher, Head of School, Senior Leadership Team, Governing Board, TKAT Trust and committed staff team to support the shared vision and strategic plan, which serves to inspire and motivate pupils and all other members of the school community. You will support our staff to ensure that every child achieves their full potential through the provision of quality teaching and learning at our specialist school setting.
Your Application - To apply for this vacancy please download, fully complete and return the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that you are using TKAT application form.
References will be requested for shortlisted candidates and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
About Shenstone School - Shenstone School is a primary aged (Nursery to Year 6) special school for pupils with severe, and/or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Shenstone School is one school based across two sites (Sidcup and Crayford). We also have a temporary site at Parkway Primary School. We are committed in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils, staff and parents/carers and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”. Shenstone School was inspected in October 2019 and the outcome is that we continue to be a ‘good’ school, where the children are happy and learning is made fun.
We are very proud of Shenstone School and we are thrilled have achieved: The Wellbeing Award for Schools, Outstandingly Happy School status, Move Gold quality Mark Award, National Online Safety Certified School status and we are also an accredited Arts Award Centre. We continue to expand with new ideas and initiatives in order to maintain the improve services for both pupils and staff.
Staff at Shenstone School can access the following benefits: Excellent Induction and probation process, Comprehensive In-house training (Manual handling, Team-Teach and much more), competitive Pension Scheme, Employees counselling services, vaccination programmes, on-site mental health first aid team and various other wellbeing and social activities.
For further information about the school, please visit: www.shenstone-tkat.org
We are part of The Kemnal Academies Trust, For further information about the trust, please visit: www.tkat.org
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced DBS check.
We are committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part-time or on a flexible basis.
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