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Secondary Assistant Headteacher for SEND - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-9-T
  • Posted:01/11/2021
  • Pay:L14 – L18 (£58,135 - £64,143)
  • Start Date:January 2022 or sooner
  • App Close Date:18/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 1st December 2021


Permanent, Full time position.

At Swale Academies Trust, the provision for our SEND pupils is of paramount importance. 

Swale Academies Trust has 9 secondary academies spanning across Kent and East Sussex. 

Our vision is to ensure that the provision for every SEND pupil is outstanding. As a result, significant investment is being made to increase the capacity of our SEND staffing structures within all of our secondary schools.

We are seeking people with leadership and SEND experience to become Assistant Headteachers with responsibility for SEND.  You will have the strategic oversight of SEND in one of our secondary schools and line manage the school’s skilled SENCo and other key inclusion leads. You will provide regular progress updates to the school’s senior leadership team as well as ensure statutory SEND compliance and delivery of SEND Reforms.

In order to fulfill this role, you will have plentiful continuing professional development opportunities and the support of our central SEND team.

As this advert is for more than one school, please state clearly in your application your preference to work in a Kent or East Sussex based Secondary School.

To get an insight into our Academies Trust, please visit https://www.swale.at/

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Julie Prentice, Executive Headteacher for an informal discussion.  Julie.prentice@swale.at and 01323 762177

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: 23rd October 2021

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).