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Assistant Headteacher - Term Time

Abbey Court , Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-7053-61L
  • Posted:10/01/2022
  • Pay:LPS L12-L16
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:24/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week of 7.2.2022


We are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking individual, who has the passion, commitment and drive to maintain the school’s outstanding status. The ideal candidate will be an effective decision maker who can enthuse parents and staff, as well as having an ability to engage the wider community. Flexibility, the ability to respond to daily events and effective prioritisation are essential requirements. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, and will have responsibility to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of staff development policy.

In return, the school can offer: happy children who respond well to challenge, an exciting, enquiry based approach to teaching and learning, a commitment to continuous professional development, which promotes and encourages further Leadership development and freedom to develop the role further.

Abbey Court School delivers a full curriculum to pupils with Severe, and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties between the ages of 3 to 19. The school is split and currently based at two Strood sites, 1 mile apart. The school has a farm in the grounds of the primary site.

We are fully committed to safeguarding and protecting the children at Abbey Court School. All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process which includes enhanced criminal records and barring checks, scrutiny of employment history, robust referencing and other vetting checks.

Our safeguarding system is underpinned by a range of policies and procedures, which encourage and promote safe working practices across the school. On joining, you will be required to undergo continuous professional development to maintain safe working practice and safeguard our children and young people.


Please apply for this position via the Jobs Go Public website, www.jobsgopublic.com


Closing Date: Monday 24th January 2022 at 9am


Interviews: During the week of 7th February 2022


If you have any queries please contact us at Abbey Court School, Rede Court Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 3SP or on 01634 338220

Information about the school

Abbey Court School provides a stimulating, challenging and safe learning environment where pupils and staff efforts, work and achievement are celebrated.

Abbey Court School caters for pupils aged 3-19 with Severe Learning Difficulties, and is currently located in pleasant surroundings on 2 Strood sites; Cliffe Road (Nursery & Primary) and Rede Court Road (Secondary & Further Education). The Primary provision is located in a new purpose built facility, and includes a school farm.

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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).