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Head of School

The Sittingbourne SchoolKent

We are proud of the inclusive nature of The Sittingbourne School, where children of all abilities, backgrounds and beliefs feel valued and are given the guidance and support they need to flourish. We work relentlessly to ensure that students make exceptional levels of progress.


Following the retirement of our Headteacher, we are seeking to appoint a Head of School who is experienced, dynamic and has excellent leadership skills. The role will be both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. We are looking for a successful and passionate leader to take up this fantastic opportunity.


This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who will be ambitious and ready to work with the Executive Headteacher, Trust Directors and our whole school community to continue the progress we have made. You will have access to the Swale Academies Trust’s network of schools that is focused on school improvement and continuous learning for both our students and our staff. Interested applicants are welcome to contact Nicki Hodges, Executive Headteacher, for an informal discussion regarding the post by telephone: 07872 944474 or email: nicki.hodges@swale.at


We strongly recommend all interested candidates visit the school. Visits can be arranged at any time by contacting Emma Rannard, Headteacher’s P.A, by telephone (01795472449) or by e-mail on emma.rannard@swale.at.


Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs. If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2)


In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.


Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

All applications will be acknowledged within 24 hours – should you not receive a confirmation please call Chidi Okwesilieze, Head of HR on 07498 232277.


Closing date: 15th December 2020

Interview date: 12/13 January 2021


Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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