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Trust Deputy Headteacher

Zenith Multi Academy TrustEssex

Trust Deputy Headteacher

Required: September 2021

Leadership Pay Range 20 – 25 £67,364 - £76,141 per annum

An excellent and exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional and inspirational leader to work as a Deputy Headteacher supporting our Trust and School improvement team, with a focus on inclusion. 

We are a South East Essex Multi Academy Trust, currently comprising three secondary schools and one primary school: The King John School in Benfleet, The James Hornsby School in Basildon, Castle View School in Canvey Island and Laindon Park Primary School and Nursery in Basildon.

We are seeking applications from candidates with the right skills, experience and potential to add to our dynamic Multi Academy Trust. This post will predominantly be based within The James Hornsby School, and the responsibilities associated with this post will include SENCO for James Hornsby, oversight of our innovative ‘Zenith Minds’ and enhanced provisions on The James Hornsby site and SEND provision across the whole Trust. The Trust is determined to ensure that no child is left behind, and central to this aim is ensuring that our pedagogy, curriculum offer and interventions, as well as staff knowledge and expertise all enable our student with SEND to flourish.

All the students in our care deserve the very best from our schools and the successful candidate will have a deep resonance with the Trust’s Mission, Aims and Values, which should be clearly reflected at both the application and interview stages. The Trust will ensure the successful candidate has the very best resources and support to drive strategy and lead change, and thus provide a truly quality education for all. Zenith Multi Academy Trust is an exciting and dynamic community of professionals working together to achieve the very best outcomes for its pupils; as such this is a wonderful career opportunity.

If you would like an informal discussion with the Chief Executive Officer prior to applying; please contact her PA, Claire Day, on

Please refer to for further information and to download an application pack.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to before the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response.  Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Closing date for applications:  Midday Monday 12th April 2021 

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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