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Employer King's School
Location Brighton and Hove
Salary Leadership Grades 11-15
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1st September 2017

Assistant Headteacher

Contract: Full time and permanent

Salary: Leadership L11-L15

Start date: 1st September 2017

Application closing date: 22nd March 2017, noon

Are you a highly talented and outstanding teacher who is looking for a new leadership challenge? King’s School is currently recruiting for an Assistant Headteacher to fulfill a key role within our senior leadership team. This role will encompass responsibility for supporting the Headteacher in leading the Christian Life of the school; working closely with our local church and wider community to support and embed our Christian ethos and values. The ability to teach either Maths or English would be an advantage but is not essential. The post holder would also have other significant, whole school responsibilities.

If you are a practicing Christian, with strong leadership skills, and are looking to be part of something new and exciting, we look forward to receiving your application.

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester. Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.

The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013. There are currently just over 390 students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 and a team of over 40 teachers and support staff. A further 100 students will join the school in September 2017. In 2018, the school will welcome its first cohort of sixth form students.

The school received its first Ofsted inspection in 2015 and received a rating of good with outstanding features. School leadership and pupil behaviour were rated ‘outstanding’, and the school was praised as “an exceptionally harmonious community”. We are keen to continue driving improvement and are seeking to appoint dedicated teaching and leadership staff who will support the school’s development and growth.

What are we looking for?

  • An inspirational strategic leader
  • An outstanding teacher
  • Commitment to whole child education and equal opportunity
  • Ability to use data to drive standards and secure accountability

Please see the attached job description for a full profile of the role.

Why join King’s School?

  • Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team
  • Range of opportunities for professional development
  • Exciting opportunities in school development
  • Excellent support through our sponsor- Russell Education Trust
  • Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton

The closing date for applications is noon 22nd March 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, or to visit King’s School, please contact Eleanor Edwards on 01273 840004 (option 2), or email

If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information Completed applications should be sent to by noon on the closing date.

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.

King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business).

About the employer

Information about King's School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Christian
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Locations and contacts

High Street
East Sussex
BN41 2PG
United Kingdom
+44 1273 840004