Assistant Headteacher - Pedagogy and Practice

  • SchoolWelling School
  • SalaryLeadership Scale L12 - 16 (Outer London)
  • Start DateSeptember 2021
  • Closing DateFriday 9th April 2021
  • InterviewsTBC

Job Summary

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and thrive as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for a bright and successful future and ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students. We understand challenges but do not accept them as limitations.

Welling School is an all ability, co-educational 11-18 school, located in the London borough of Bexley. As well as serving our local community we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas. Each of them bringing their own part to make up the Welling School Community. We are proud to be part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family. As well as ensuring our students are knowledgeable and confident at Welling our shared values are to be:

  • Ambitious
  • Kind
  • Active

See our website for further information about the school

We are excited to appoint a new senior leader to our existing team to champion the development of our approach to truly inspiring and cutting edge teaching. You will have a keen interest in current pedagogical thinking and know how to translate this into meaningful practice that impacts on our students' learning and progress to mean they achieve outstanding outcomes - beyond expectation. You will be excited by the prospect of driving the continuous improvement of teaching and learning and leading and delivering a high impact staff development strategy so that our dedicated people have ongoing access to the very best opportunities to do a brilliant job for our students. As well as a team of lead practitioners you will work with the Trust’s central staff development team to create even more opportunity for staff and capacity for excellence.

The length of your previous experience as a leader is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students, your understanding of high standards and your ability to motivate and inspire. Our new colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point or circumstances can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.

You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy trust. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school leaders who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

As well as having a passion for young people and their futures our colleague will:

  • be a dynamic professional with a desire for rapidly improving standards
  • be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • have a track record of delivering clear impact on standards, attainment and progress
  • bring an unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes
  • have excellent emotional intelligence and the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff
  • know how to balance holding colleagues to account with supporting them and helping them to be brilliant teachers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students’ lives. The successful candidate will have the chance to teach across the full age and ability range up to A level.

Informal discussions and/or visits are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Victoria Edwards, HR adviser on 020 8304 8531 or email

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities
TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

How To Apply

To apply for this role please download and complete the attached Application Form then send to:

Elsa Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1LBT: 020 8304 8531F: 020 8301 6414
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