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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time

Hartsdown Academy, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-4172-300L
  • Posted:26/09/2021
  • Pay:Leadership
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:03/10/2021 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a department leader looking for a leadership role?  Or are you a senior leader looking for a new challenge?


We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher to be responsible for standards in open element and vocational subjects.


The key aspects of the role are:

  • Leading progress of open element and vocational subjects 
  • Line managing Heads of Department in the open element and vocational subjects
  • Leading and developing the Open element and vocational curriculum
  • Modelling and promoting the values of the school by being an exemplar of outstanding practice and professional standards
  • Innovating and leading on aspects of the school’s future development


You will have:

  • Significant experience of improving progress across a subject or groups of subjects
  • Experience of line managing and leading middle leaders/heads of department to raise standards
  • In-depth, current knowledge of effective pedagogy and coaching
  • Experience of the national landscape in terms of vocational subjects and those in the Open element
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective strategies for raising the attainment of students
  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills applicable to a wide range of groups. 
  • The ability to lead developments in academic excellence as a line manager to a teaching department
  • Ability to think and work creatively and flexibly whilst working with close attention to detail and under pressure to meet deadlines.


In return we will offer you:

  • An exciting environment where you can really make a difference
  • Being part of a small local trust that is totally committed to its staff and children
  • Significant opportunities for CPD and development
  • Rewards, benefits and discounts via Kent Rewards Scheme


Hartsdown Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will need to undertake a DBS Employment Check.


Information about the school

Help children make their dreams reality and put an end to wasted potential. A child from a disadvantaged background is much less likely to get good GCSES and go on to higher education. The impact of this lasts a lifetime. The number of children in poverty continues to increase and Thanet is one of the poorest areas in the UK.

Hartsdown refuses to accept that a child’s past and circumstances define their future and are looking for people who are committed to ensuring that every child has an education that gives them an amazing life.

We believe: • that education is the key to a successful and fulfilled life • that success is determined by effort and character • that education is more than exams it is about supporting children to be curious and internationally minded citizen who love learning and want to improve the world • that a great school changes lives

It is hard work at Hartsdown but you become part of a team that is committed to changing the world, one child at a time.

Our commitment to you In return for your commitment to our children we offer a supportive environment with opportunities for progression and development.

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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.