Assistant Headteacher/Head of Sixth Form, Essex

Closing date:New this week

The King John SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Point Range 11 – 15
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required: Easter 2020

Leadership Pay Point Range 11 – 15

Salary Range: £52,902 - £58,272

From Easter we are looking to appointment a highly motivated, dynamic individual with leadership and management experience to join our forward thinking senior leadership team. Taking an active role in the strategic planning and responsibility for leading our oversubscribed sixth form.

Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 54% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. The King John School sixth form is in the top 15% for A-level outcomes compared to 2996 schools and colleges.

The ideal candidate would have experience working in a sixth form environment with a demonstrable commitment to the education of our most senior students suited to the ethos of our school. They will work closely with the Headteacher and senior colleagues to realise the strategic vision for the sixth form, including overseeing the balance between our commitment to academic excellence and the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the school.

The Assistant Headteacher/Head of Sixth Form will be required to promote the school’s aims, core values, policies and play an active and visible leadership role on the senior leadership team. They will be expected to teach a reduced timetable and to be fully involved in the extra-curricular events, for example, open days/evenings, exam result days and sixth form interview evenings.

For further information regarding this vacancy please email Angie Roberts, HR Officer at 

Closing Date: 3 February 2020 (midday)

Shortlisting: w/c 3 February 2020

Interview Date: w/c 10 February 2020

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01702 42 6707.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it is with regret that we cannot respond to every application, if you do not hear from the HR Department within two weeks of the deadline, please assume that on this occasion your application has unfortunately not been successful.

We look forward to receiving your application.

More about The King John School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1RQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1702 558284
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The King John School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of 2000 students, of which 450 are in the sixth form.  We are one of the highest performing schools in the country. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, and has bee...