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Assistant Headteacher - Learning and Progress (Key Stage 3)

Please Note: Despite the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, Welling School can confirm the process of recruitment will continue through reasonable adjustments; please continue to apply.

  • Start date: September 2021
  • Deadline: 13 May 2021 - 10.00am 
  • Interviews: 18 May 2021 
  • Location: Welling School – City Region
  • Scale: Leadership Scale L12 - 16 (Outer London)
  • Appointment: Full time, permanent

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish 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.  At Welling our shared values are to be:

  • Ambitious 
  • Kind
  • Active

 See our website for further information about the school

The Role 

We are excited to appoint a new senior leader to our existing team to champion the learning and progress of students studying in key stage 3. You will have a detailed understanding of how to ensure a culture of high standards and expectations which impact on conduct, engagement, learning, and aspiration. Your successful experience as a leader means you are well placed to work with Year teams, supporting them to share and implement the vision and get the very best out of our students. As an excellent classroom teacher you will also be comfortable working with staff across the school to raise standards and accelerate students’ progress to mean they achieve outstanding outcomes - beyond expectation. You will be excited by the prospect of ensuring we offer every opportunity possible for students and staff to be highly successful including engaging with local and regional providers to create bespoke curriculum experiences for those students who will benefit most from a more personalised approach to their education. As an effective leader and communicator you will also have the chance to influence whole school practice by contributing to the development of teaching and learning so that it best serves the students you know so well.

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 excellent role model ‚óŹ 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.

Contact Information:

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  

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and past employment checks.