Assistant Headteacher, Guernsey

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St Sampson's High SchoolGuernsey

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11 to L14 (£60,269 - £64,901)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and well-qualified individual who has significant middle leadership experience. Joining the SLT, you will help lead and support the school through an exciting transition period of island secondary education, whilst taking responsibility for Pastoral Leadership.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about raising learners’ individual achievements with innovative ideas to build on existing good practice. Alongside being able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning, you should also be committed to make a full contribution to the ethos, identity and life of the school.

About the Education Service

St Sampson's High School currently operates as part of the Guernsey Federation of Secondary Schools which includes St Sampson’s, Les Beaucamps and Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form, alongside St Anne’s School in Alderney. Secondary and Post-16 education is undergoing a period of exciting change on the Island, which includes a planned new structure with one 11-18 all ability school on two sites.

The drivers in Secondary phase education for this significant transformation are: equality of educational experience and outcomes, equality of opportunity and access, and efficient and effective use of resources.

Employed by the States of Guernsey and based at St Sampson's High School, you will maximise opportunities for collaborative working, teaching and learning across Key Stages and shared professional development across schools. There is an expectation that you will engage in cross-school collaboration which may require working on more than one site to meet the needs of the Education Service. The transition plans for the new structure may also mean you will work from an alternative site.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly regarded senior team and become part of our happy, vibrant school community. We invest in strong relationships and high quality learning opportunities, as well as our dedicated staff.

This post carries an eight-year employment permit. If appointed, you can also expect to:

  • Benefit from the stunning scenery and enviable quality of life;
  • Work in a well-resourced school with favourable PTRs;
  • Receive a generous relocation package to the island, including rent allowance; 
  • Earn a competitive salary, above the UK median;
  • Participate in a well-resourced public service pension scheme;
  • Enjoy the benefits of more generous tax allowances on an island with no VAT.

How to contact us

For further information about the post, please contact Annabel Bolt, Headteacher on 01481 244411 or email: 

Applications can be made online via the apply button or by clicking here.  

Our Recruitment team can be contacted on 01481 747394 and if you would like to register for information about future teaching vacancies, please visit

Closing date: 21st June 2018. 

Interview dates: 28th and 29th June 2018.

Job location

More about St Sampson's High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Rue de Dol, St. Sampson's, Guernsey, GY2 4DA, Guernsey
Telephone: +44 1481 244411
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