Assistant Headteacher: Core Subject Lead, Phase Leader with class teaching responsibility
Tymberwood Academy
Cerne Road Gravesend, Gravesham, England DA12 4BN
Start Date
September 2024
Leadership PayScale L1 – L5

About the Role

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious Assistant Headteacher to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team to deputise in the absence of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. The successful individual will provide strong leadership that results in the provision of first-class teaching and learning opportunities for pupils, which leads to strong statutory outcomes. This also includes leading a core subject, managing and developing learning and teaching across the phase you lead, as well as leading and managing a specific area of whole-school responsibility/Ofsted area.  The AHT will also work alongside other members of SLT in designing and delivering strategic leadership and to support / build community cohesion.

At Tymberwood Academy we strive to ensure that all our pupils are happy, confident, ambitious individuals with a passion for learning; who possess the skills, knowledge, learning attitudes and behaviours to enable them to be successful in the world today, and in the future. We achieve this through creating a strong sense of community and by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities through an inspiring curriculum.

We provide all staff with excellent CPD, a supportive working environment and the opportunity to contribute towards projects, initiatives and experiences that make a real impact.

We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher who demonstrates a commitment to our school ethos and vision and who is:

  • driven by values and a model professional setting an excellent example to teaching and support staff
  • experienced in curriculum development and improvement
  • experienced in working in diverse settings with associated challenges
  • experienced in ensuring the children attend school to access high quality teaching and learning
  • an outstanding practitioner, an experienced curriculum and team leader

For successful candidates we can offer:

  • Amazing children who want to be the best versions of themselves
  • A dedicated, motivated staff
  • A leadership team who works with the staff and listens to feedback
  • An active school community with supportive families
  • A commitment to bespoke professional development based on EEF research
  • Feedback to ensure growth
  • A vibrant and welcoming learning environment
  • Excellent training at all levels through the school and REAch2 Academy Trust
  • A recently judged ‘good’ rated ofsted school
Closing Date
Sunday 21st April 2024
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The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent by email using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
  • A great ECT experience,
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.