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Raising Standards Leader with Safeguarding Expertise - Full-time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-29-L
  • Posted:18/10/2021
  • Pay:Leadership Payscale dependent on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:22/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Turner Schools is looking to appoint a Raising Standards Leader with Safeguarding Expertise to play a major role in leading the school. Working under the direction of the Vice Principal, the Raising Standards Leader will contribute to formulating the aims and objectives of the school so that it is a place where children thrive and knowledge matters.

As a faculty we are committed to supporting our students in becoming confident in their ability, with a sense of purpose and vision for their futures. We want all of our students to be successful, achieving qualifications that prepare them to succeed in their ambitions. We have high expectations of our students across the Trust; our behaviour policy assures the highest expectations of behaviour in and out of lessons, creating a calm and purposeful learning environment

The Trust strongly believes that its purpose is to serve the young people of the local coastal community with a powerful education. As a Raising Standards Leader, your role will require you to be an excellent practitioner and you will be expected to contribute to innovation across the Trust to ensure that our children succeed in education and life and the schools are engaging places to learn.

We welcome applications from great teachers with leadership experience who are highly motivated and dedicated, with a passion for powerful education and research. 

Come and join us to be a part of our journey.

The ideal candidate will...

  • Be an excellent strategic leader, working to improve standards at Trust and whole school level for pupils who struggle in the mainstream
  • Be an excellent team leader, capable of building a successful team and getting the best out of colleagues
  • Be an excellent leader of pupils, commanding respect and being a positive presence around the schools in the Trust. 
  • Be an excellent manager, highly organised and operating efficiently and effectively in all areas of their work
  • Have a good working knowledge and experience of dealing with a range of complex safeguarding issues 
  • Be expected to think creatively about the schools in which they work, to be prepared to take risks and to innovate. They should be excellent communicators with a high degree of emotional intelligence.  They should be energisers, demonstrating a positive mental attitude around the trust and in all areas of their work
  • Be expected to pursue and deliver leadership strategies and agreed actions in a positive and consistent manner
  • Have the ability and willingness to contribute towards the Trust’s vision and ethos
  • Have an interest in playing a part, through education, in the regeneration of Folkestone

In return, Turner Schools can offer...

  • A strong ethos and culture that promotes the belief that all pupils can achieve
  • Calm and purposeful learning environments, with high pupil behaviour expectations
  • A warm and welcoming team of teachers and associate staff
  • Manageable workload through sensible and efficient policies
  • Personalised coaching and CPD programmes alongside an investment in your career and development through financing Masters qualifications, training courses and conferences as requested
  • A Trust which takes student and faculty welfare seriously
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision.

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary • Folkestone Academy • Morehall Primary • Martello Primary • Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com


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).