Job Ref No. ECC5421-309L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L13 – L17: £56,718 to £62,570 p/a (Leadership)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May 2022  

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Assistant Head

L13 - L17: £56,718 to £62,570 per annum (Leadership)

Relocation package available; laptop considered

Required for start in September 2022

Due to the promotion to a Deputy Headship of one of our very experienced Assistant Heads, we are looking to appoint an exceptional leader to join our dynamic Senior Leadership Team, as we lead the Academy through the next season of development.

We are particularly seeking candidates who can offer experience and a skill set to lead / contribute to the strategic direction of the curriculum, student progress or teaching and learning. Applicants must have a strong academic track record, experience of effective management, the ability to lead and be capable of building good working relationships with staff, students and parents. The role will suit an experienced middle manager seeking an opportunity for professional development or someone already experienced at senior level.

As this is a senior position it carries a reduced teaching timetable. Please state your teaching subject specialism in your application.

KES is a school with strong leadership and management and one with a strong supportive staff community. The school day lends itself to a good work/life balance with the teaching day ending at 14:10 each day. Offering an extensive support programme, including mentor/buddy system, Initial Teacher Training support for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) or for those seeking Qualified Teacher Status (QTS / QTLS), a system of twilight training sessions, as well as excellent development opportunities. Staff benefits include free car parking, onsite gymnasium and swimming pool, as well as staff recognition schemes including a 'Shout Out Board' and your own personal 'KES Angel'.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to accept new ideas and a thorough commitment to student learning and achieving their potential, with evidence of high quality professional development and leadership skills. We aim to recruit staff with the vision and determination to ensure all our students receive a first class education and who will rise to the challenge of building on success. You must be influential and be able to demonstrate expertise and enthusiasm for raising standards school wide, as well as an outstanding student support and well-being.

In return, the successful candidate can expect:

· Comprehensive tailored induction programme

· Commitment to continuing professional development

· Laptop

· Opportunity for further progression

· An extensive support programme

If you feel that The King Edmund School is the type of school you are seeking, please visit the school website and complete the 'Quick Apply' application and submit, together with a copy of your CV and send a covering letter direct to Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged, so if you wish to make arrangements prior to applying please email the Headteacher's PA through

Closing Date for applications is Midday on Monday 16 May 2022.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May 2022.

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

Information about the School

The King Edmund School is a high performing school with specialist status for Business, Enterprise and Applied Learning. The school has 1600 students, including over 200 in the Sixth Form.

The school prides itself on its excellent facilities, state of the art technology and innovative and progressive curriculum at all levels and across all key stages.

Students are well cared for and given every opportunity to shine. Extra curricular opportunities are varied and numerous.

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment Procedures.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Jonathan Osborn
Vaughan Close, Rochford
Essex, SS4 1TL
Telephone: 01702 545771

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