Staff Vacancies


Start Date: Autumn Term 2020

Contract Type: Full Time

Salary: L37-L43

Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 19 November 2019 (midday)

Interview Dates: 4 and 5 December 2019

Subject to pre-employment and safeguarding checks.

With the upcoming retirement of the Headteacher, the Local Governing Body for Kesgrave High School on behalf of the EAST Board of Trustees, is seeking to appoint a new Headteacher from September 2020.

Kesgrave High School (KHS) is a unique, large 11-18 school in the town of Kesgrave on the eastern outskirts of Ipswich. As well as serving Kesgrave, it draws students from a large semi-rural area, as well as the north-eastern area of Ipswich. KHS has an extensive campus with enviable open spaces and sports facilities, as well as a significant reputation for its drama and musical productions and its wide range of extra-curricular activities.

The school pioneered the 3 period day with a fortnightly timetable allowing students to fully engage with their studies. Our wide curriculum offering allows us to give our young people lifelong learning through team working, communication, negotiation and empathy with the school proudly providing a grounded and broad education for all its students, preparing them for the needs of the 21st century, whatever their post-18 plans.

Our new Headteacher will have drive, tenacity, excellent leadership skills and strategic vision to continue to develop this popular, oversubscribed school. Kesgrave High School is a founding member of the East Anglian Schools’ Trust within which individual schools retain their own identity. KHS will continue working closely with its primary schools with an aim to provide an outstanding, inclusive and aspirational education for the children of our community.

As an inspirational and strategic leader valuing diversity and respecting difference, you will demonstrate a track record of achievement. You will already be an existing Headteacher or have extensive experience within the Senior Leadership of a large secondary school. You will have the talent and energy to inspire and motivate and be aspirational for students and staff alike. With exceptional interpersonal skills, you will be adept at communicating to a range of audiences and be driven by your values and a desire to use your leadership to transform the lives of Kesgrave’s students, staff and community. Ensuring we have a sustainable staff community will be an essential part of the role, as will be nurturing talented staff for leadership roles both here and elsewhere.

Visits to the school are welcome; please contact the Headteacher’s PA to make arrangements. The Head’s PA can be contacted at:

Candidates are requested to complete a Kesgrave High School Teachers Application Form. This is downloadable from the link below.

As part of the application process please can applicants submit a covering letter describing (in no more than 1,000 words) why they are applying for this post.

Completed application forms should be emailed to by midday on Tuesday 19 November 2019 – please note that late applications cannot be considered.

Potential applicants are invited to visit Kesgrave High School. Please arrange an appointment by emailing the Heads PA, Mrs J Garnett at

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Kesgrave High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

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How to apply for a post at KHS

All vacancies are advertised above.  We do advertise more than just Teaching Posts.  An electronic version of the application form can also be downloaded for the job and can be emailed to the Heads P.A. Mrs J Garnett below.  Alternatively, you can ring the school for details and a hard copy of the application form.

Tel:(01473) 624855
Address: Kesgrave High School, Main Rd, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 2PB

The Heads PA Mrs J Garnett


IMPORTANT: Notice to all applicants!

For all job applications, you need to submit a personal statement with your application form which addresses the job description and person specification (if provided) for the post.

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