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Director of Sixth Form - Full-time

The Abbey School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-4242-138T
  • Posted:12/11/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus TLR 1.1 (£8,291)
  • Start Date:April 22
  • App Close Date:01/12/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:W/C 6 December 2021


The Abbey School is seeking to appoint a Director of Sixth Form. The successful candidate will be an exceptional practitioner who is an innovative and committed individual that will take a leading role in the development of the Sixth Form in this mixed, wide ability school.

This position offers the opportunity for strategic leadership and day to day management of the Sixth Form. The successful applicant will need to set an aspirational tone and have high expectations of students, staff and parents. We are looking for someone who will maintain high quality communication with all stakeholders and achieve the best possible outcomes for our students in both academic achievement and personal development.

As the Director of Sixth Form, you will be responsible for ensuring students in your care make exceptional progress. The position is an outstanding opportunity for a well-motivated, inspiring individual who is seeking promotion or their first appointment as a middle leader. We have an ambitious vision for our school to ensure our students experience as much outstanding practice as possible. In line with this we are looking for a candidate who can also regularly deliver lessons to these standards.

OfSTED confirmed the school continues to provide a good education for all of its pupils. Inspectors noted several strengths including “strong leadership, the quality of teaching, improving exam results, a vibrant sixth form, good behaviour, and an excellent level of care and safety”.

Information about the school

The Abbey School is a mixed secondary school with a thriving population of over 1200 students. We believe that school should be a place where young people can discover and develop their own talents. We have high expectations of all our students which are supported by consistently applied systems, structures, rituals and routines across our learning environment. We are a supportive school community including a positive staff team with high staff morale.

The school is situated in the historic market town of Faversham and is surrounded by many new housing developments that are leading to our rapid growth. We aim to provide the highest quality value-added education and excellent pastoral care for all students so that they feel secure and valued.

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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).