Deputy Headteacher, Snodland, Kent

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The Holmesdale SchoolSnodland, Kent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - L22
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Do you love a challenge?   

Are you committed to improving the life chances of young people?   

We are looking for an inspirational leader, with proven experience at senior leadership level who can work closely with the Headteacher to raise standards, improve student outcomes and increase aspiration.   

The Holmesdale School is a well-established 11-18 co-educational school in Kent.  Holmesdale’s vision is to be an outstanding community school, whose focus is on learning, as well as on personal and social development and to be ambitious for all regardless of circumstance.   

The Deputy Headteacher role is one of four on the Senior Leadership Team, which is made up of this role, two Assistant Headteachers and the Headteacher.   

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A proven track record of improving a school or department
  • A passion for improving behaviour for learning
  • An ability to inspire and motivate students and colleagues
  • An ability to establish a strong presence in the school
  • An innovative approach to teaching
  • A real desire to change lives through teaching and leadership
  • The ability to form positive working relationships  

To apply for the role please complete an application form, with a covering letter. The covering letter should outline how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the requirements for this role and should be a maximum of two sides of A4. Please remember to consider experience in previous employment and relevant experiences outside of paid work.   

Please submit your application via the TES website or download an application form from the school website and email it to   If candidates would like to visit the school prior to applying please contact Louise Bates, PA to the Headteacher on 01634 240416.     

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 23 April 2018 

Interviews: Tuesday 1 May & Wednesday 2 May 2018  

The Holmesdale School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, CV Checking Service, Occupational Health check and two satisfactory references.

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More about The Holmesdale School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Malling Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 240416
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The Holmesdale School is a well-established and friendly 11-18 co-educational school of almost 800 students, in the heart of the Medway Valley. The school was rebuilt in 2007. This provides our community with modern, exceptionally well-resourced faci...