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Job Ref No. ECC2429-135L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L2 - L7
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 29/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: WB 6th May 2024  

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Are you ready for the next step in your career?

Do you want the opportunity to develop teaching & learning across a key stage?

Do you have the high expectations required to impact whole school performance?

Somers Heath Primary School is looking for a dynamic and driven teacher who is ready to take on a leadership role. Our well-behaved children need teachers who believe that all children, no matter their background, deserve an exceptional education. As Assistant Head, you will support teachers across a key stage to deliver this.

Somers Heath is a two-form entry primary school with a newly refurbished building and a large site. This role will be an Assistant Head for a key stage and help to develop subject leadership. The post holder will need to be an excellent class teacher who can be a model for the professional development of others in the school as well as an aspiring leader who can work with the Senior Leadership Team to continue the development of all aspects of the school.

As part of Catalyst Academies Trust, a small Thurrock based Multi-Academy Trust with high expectations for all our children, we can offer:

  • Access 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.
  • Excellent support networks.
  • Career development as a priority, with 80% of senior leaders in The Trust being promoted from within.

A visit to Somers Heath is vital for any applicant so you can find out more about the role and our school. Please contact the Headteacher via the school office to arrange an appointment -

Closing Date: Monday 29th April 2024

Interview Date: Week Beginning Monday 6th May 2024

Information about the School

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Martin Curtis, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact our school office on 01708 853397 or to arrange these. We are proud of our children and our facilities and confident that you will want to work here.

This is an exciting time to join our school. Over the past few years Somers Heath has expanded to provide two classes across all years, joined Catalyst Academies Trust and appointed a new Headteacher. We hope you would like to be part of our aim to provide outstanding education for all children.

Somers Heath is situated close to the M25 and A13 road links, near The Dartford Crossing and Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Catalyst Academies Trust are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people. We expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be made a conditional offer subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, and references. Applicants will also be required to complete a 'Disqualification by Association' declaration.

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

Martin Curtis
Somers Heath Primary School
Foyle Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5LX
Telephone: 01708 853397

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