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Assistant Headteacher(s)

Assistant Headteacher(s)


Leadership Range: L9-L14                                        Start date: September 2024 (or sooner if possible)


We are seeking to appoint dynamic school leaders to join our ambitious school. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and be key to the success of our school’s continual development.

Oakley School is an ambitious school that continually strives to develop excellent outcomes for pupils and their families. The school is the Tunbridge Wells district Special School for pupils, aged from 3 to 19 years, all of whom have profound, severe and/or complex needs (PSCN).


We have an opportunity for dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking Assistant Headteachers to join our friendly, positive and collaborative team from September 2024, as we continue our journey towards excellence.


The successful candidates will play an integral part in the Leadership Team, working with and supporting the school’s vision by leading, managing, supporting and developing pupils, staff and our school community. In addition to the duties expected from a member of the school’s Leadership Team the successful candidate will have specific responsibilities for:


Assistant Head Teacher

Assistant Head Teacher

Strategic Lead for Phase 2 (based Tunbridge Wells Site)

Quality of Education (Phase 2) 

Safeguarding Lead for Phase 2

Whole School Pupil Engagement, Behaviour & Wellbeing

Whole School Safeguarding & Attendance Lead

Designated Teacher Looked After Children, inc. government grants and funding (PP).

Professional Lead for Explore Learning Pathway  

Strategic Lead for Phase 4 (Post 16 - based Tonbridge Site)

Quality of Education (Phase 4)

Safeguarding Lead for Phase 4

Work Experience Coordinator 

Professional Lead for Futures & Destinations

Professional Lead for Accreditation/Outcomes    



  • to demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive principles, support our ethos of providing a safe and positive environment for all our children and young people, enabling them to reach their full potential and develop their skills for life and independence
  • have excellent knowledge, expertise and experience of working with children and young people with SEND
  • be an excellent teacher and role model with a proven track record of supporting pupils’ progress
  • have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to adapt to different situations
  • have strong leadership experience with the confidence and ability to hold others to account
  • have the ability to build and develop excellent working relationships with all stakeholders
  • have personal drive, resilience and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • to lead by example in setting a strong commitment to raising a culture where pupils experience a positive and enriching school life
  • deliver whole school and specific training as required
  • to work with and support the Governing Body
  • from time to time any other task that may be required by the Head Teacher


Visits to meet us are both encouraged and welcomed, please contact Zoey Jenks, School Business Manager  to arrange a visit.

As well as membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, benefits include access to the Kent Rewards scheme.


If you are interested in the role, please look at our website for further information and how to apply:  or email

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.


Closing date: 5pm - Friday 26th April

Selection Process/Interviews will take place on: 9th and 10th May 2024