Head of Key stage 4 - Hadlow Rural Community School

  • Location: Hadlow
  • Salary: MPS/UPS/TLR2 (Negotiable). PLUS up to £2000 Retention Bonus
  • Status: 1 FTE
  • Closing date: 24 Jan 2019

Head of Key Stage 4

Dates:                Apply by 24th January 2019. Start date: April or September 2019
Salary:               MPS/UPS/TLR2 (Negotiable). PLUS up to £2000 Retention Bonus.
Location:            Kent

Contract Type:   Full

Contract Term:   Permanent


Hadlow Rural Community School (HRCS) opened in September 2013 and offers a unique educational opportunity to students in Hadlow itself and across the wider local area. It is sponsored by and situated on the 630 acre campus of Hadlow College, the outstanding land-based college.


Hadlow Rural Community School is a popular, oversubscribed School with a current roll of 360 students, increasing to 375 in 2020. The School has recently relocated to a £7million new build and is developing a strong reputation both locally and beyond for enabling its young people to excel and flourish; providing an exciting, vibrant and dynamic experience in academic and land based vocational studies.

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated, innovative and exceptional Head of Key Stage 4 who has the necessary ambition and expertise to play a key part in the future success of the School. 

This is an exciting post for an excellent practitioner and offers an outstanding opportunity for potential future career development supported by one of the most successful educational establishments in the country. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a specialism in English as well as having the ability to teach a second subject at Key Stage 3, although these are not essential.

The school has a strong Student Support team and prides itself on high expectations of behaviour and conduct, all supported through positive relationships and mutual respect. The successful candidate will become a pivotal part of this team; taking responsibility for the academic and pastoral development of Year 10 and 11. This provides an opportunity for an experienced Teacher to join a forward thinking and dynamic school team.

If you feel that you are a highly motivated, inspirational teacher who has the expertise and experience to play a vital part in the future of our School then we would very much like to hear from you.

For more details or an informal discussion with the Headteacher please contact the PA to the Headteacher via email on Heidi.Whitmore@hrcschool.org or via 01732 853241

If you wish to apply to join Hadlow Rural Community School in the next phase of its exciting future; please see the website for further details www.hrcschool.org/.


Applicants should send to school


  • A fully completed application form,
  • A letter of application identifying how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirements of the Person Specification; and how you will contribute to making Hadlow Rural Community School an outstanding place of learning.

Letters should be addressed to the Headteacher and presented on no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 11. Please send this to: jobs@Hadlow.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 9.00am, 24th January 2019

Interviews will take place the week beginning 28th January 2019


Due to the volume of applications we receive it is impossible to inform all applicants if they have been short listed:  therefore if you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date you can assume that you have not been successful.


Hadlow Rural Community School is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.