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Assistant Headteacher - St Richard's, Dover


Assistant Headteacher


    Required for September 2019


Salary Scale: L1-L5


We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an aspiring or experienced, innovative and highly motivated leader for our one form entry primary academy, which was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in our last inspection.  In this role you will work in partnership with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governors to build on the existing high standards to make a real difference to the life chances and opportunities for our children.


Our academy is an increasingly successful and popular academy that is at the heart of a supportive Catholic community.   The role will present you with many rewarding challenges and will involve you having full teaching responsibility for a class.


We are looking for:

  • A practising Catholic or someone with a clear appreciation of Catholic education.
  • A strategic leader with a proven success record of developing teaching and learning.
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner who can lead, develop and enhance the practice of others.
  • An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and ability to inspire others.
  • The ability to drive forward curriculum developments.


We can offer you:

  • Inspirational, talented and hardworking staff,
  • A vibrant, diverse, happy and positive culture,
  • Enthusiastic, respectful pupils who enjoy learning,
  • An opportunity to play a crucial role in the further development of our academy,
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities,
  • An outstanding team of staff who share a passion to provide the highest standard of education to its pupils.


Visits to the academy are warmly encouraged; please contact Andy Gretton , School Business Manager on 01304 201118 or to make an appointment. 


Closing date for applications: Friday 17th May at 9am

Interviews will take place:      W/C 20th May 2019


Any offer of employment is subject to our Safeguarding checks, including satisfactory return of an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure, references and a pre-employment health history questionnaire.