Assistant Headteacher, Guernsey, Channel Islands

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States of GuernseyGuernsey, Channel Islands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (L9 - L14) - £59,329 - £67,125 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Guernsey Federation of Secondary Schools and be part of an exciting period of change in secondary education and enjoy an exceptional future on a beautiful island.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and well-qualified leader who has significant middle leadership experience. The right candidate will support the senior leadership team to lead and support the school through an exciting transition period of island secondary education.

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.

The Education Service  currently operate as part of the Guernsey Federation of Secondary Schools which also includes St Sampsons High School, Les Beaucamps High School, La Mare de Carteret HIgh School 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 either St Sampsons High School or Les Beaucamps High School, you will be required to 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.

The school is a happy, vibrant community which invests in strong relationships and high quality learning opportunities.

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

• Benefit from the stunning scenery and enviable quality of life;

• Work in a well-resourced school with favourable PTRs;

• Be allocated a personal laptop;

• 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.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description 

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St Sampsons High School: Helen Barker: School Administrator: Tel 01481 244411:

Les Beaucamps High School:  Kate Corbett: School Administrator: Tel 01481 756040:

We strongly advise that applicants speak to one of the contacts named above before applying for this post.

Closing Date: 24 April 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 29 April 2019

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Job location

More about States of Guernsey
Address: Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, GY1 1FH, Guernsey.
Telephone: +44 1481 717000