Assistant Headteacher KS2

Dilkes Academy, South Ockendon
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Job Ref No. ECC2662-239L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L2-L7 + Fringe
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 03/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Tuesday 7th May 2024  

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Assistant Headteacher KS2

Start date: September 2024

Salary: Fringe. Leadership Spine 2-8 (£49,668 - £57,383)

We are looking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Assistant Headteacher for KS2 to join a highly motivated team in an outstanding school (Ofsted, April 2023)

We are seeking a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as a senior leader. Along with other members of the senior leadership team, the Assistant Headteacher will be centrally involved in the management of the school and will be responsible for raising standards, instilling high expectations for all and helping to establish a culture that is nurturing and rigorous. They will also have opportunities to work across The Trust, supporting the continuing development of teaching & learning and our ambitious curriculum.

Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher and a strategic leader with a resilient character and a strong personal drive. Experience in teaching and leading in Key Stage 2 is essential with the vision and confidence to develop others.

We set high standards for the quality of teaching and will support you to become an outstanding teacher through the provision of outstanding professional development. As part of Catalyst Academies Trust, a high performing local MAT of five primary schools, you will benefit from support and shared planning. This will also provide the right candidate with opportunities for career development, including outreach work and ITT support work.

You will also be added to our "Catalyst Employee Perks" platform where you will be able to access a range of discounts from regular supermarkets, numerous retailers, family days out, restaurants and more.

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Rhys Latham, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact the school on 01708 852128 or email to arrange these. Application packs are available on our school website, in About us/Vacancies section. Application forms should be sent direct to the school to or you can apply via

Closing date: Friday 3rd May 2024 midday

Interview date: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Information about the School

Our pupils are aged 3 – 11, ranging from Nursery to Year 6, and mainly live in the area surrounding the school.

At Dilkes we want our children to be happy, confident and to share a passion for learning. We help them to achieve highly and make outstanding progress.

We value every child and ensure that we foster the individuality of their interests and experiences. Our bespoke curriculum is carefully planned to enable us to teach all the National Curriculum subjects in a creative and inspiring way. We engage children in a range of activities that enable them to develop their knowledge and skills, and equip them for life beyond school.

We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils, and this pride is echoed by the pupils themselves. We strive to continue to build on the outstanding provision that Dilkes Academy offers.

"We strive to ensure high achievement and a happy educational experience for every child."

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

Mr Rhys Latham
Garron Lane, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5JQ
Telephone: 01708 852128

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