We are looking for a visionary educational leader to help steer our school in its next phase of development.  

This is an exceptional opportunity for an intuitive and deep-thinking individual to shape the education of the next generation and contribute to their successes. 

As our Headteacher, you will have the platform to innovate, inspire and instil a lifelong love of learning in our students. Together, we can create a dynamic and enriching educational experience that prepares our students not just for academic success, but for a lifetime of curiosity, resilience and achievement. Join Wellesley Haddon Dene School and be a part of a community dedicated to unlocking the full potential of every student. 

About Wellesley Haddon Dene School 

Wellesley Haddon Dene is a co-educational day and boarding school for ages 2 to 13 years in  Broadstairs, Kent. At Wellesley Haddon Dene, we prioritise strong relationships with families, creating a welcoming environment often described by children as a ‘home away from home’. Through positive connections, we uncover each child’s potential, nurture their strengths and support their progress. Our high expectations, both academically and socially, ensure every child has the opportunity to excel without being overlooked. 

We are proud of the excellent results that our pupils achieve in their entrance exams at 11+ to grammar schools and at 13+ to a wide range of the UK’s top public schools. However, at Wellesley Haddon Dene, education is so much more than just what is learned in the classroom! Education is about igniting a passion for exploration beyond the textbooks, with encounters that will last a lifetime. 

About the Position and You 

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent 

Salary: Dependent on experience 

Start Date: 1 January 2025 

Application closing date: 12 May 2024 

Interview dates:  

Initial interviews on-line for successful candidates will be held from:  

  • Week commencing 16 May 2024 

Those selected for second interviews will have the opportunity on the  

  • Week commencing 3 June 2024 

Key Responsibilities: 

You will be responsible for: 

  • Providing strategic leadership to the school, ensuring the implementation, growth and development of our curriculum. 
  • Overseeing the academic and pastoral development of students, ensuring a holistic approach to education.  
  • Developing strong relationships with students, parents and the wider educational community, promoting open communication and partnership in education. 
  • Leading and inspiring a team of dedicated educators, promoting professional growth, collaboration, and the sharing of best practices. 

What Are We Looking For? 

We are looking for a Headteacher who has: 

  • Successfully led a school, either through Headship or significant time as a senior leader. 
  • Willingness to extend personal and professional development. 
  • Ability to lead and provide a clear vision. 
  • Sufficient commitment and energy to understand all facets of the school (and where necessary, the commitment to ‘roll up your sleeves and DO’). 
  • Ambition and vision for school development – a drive to perfection. 
  • A passion for providing an outstanding education. 

Why Choose Wellesley Haddon Dene School? 

  • Accommodation (providing on-site residence). 
  • Competitive salary. 
  • Bursary for dependent children at any Alpha School. 
  • Supportive SLT and colleagues.  
  • Heritage and tradition. 
  • Academic excellence. 
  • A conscientious and friendly staff team with a shared desire to be the best they can be. 
  • A supportive Governing Body. 
  • Wellness Programme. 
  • Life Assurance.  
  • Beautiful grounds. 

To find out more about this role, please read our Headteacher Candidate Pack.

If this role aligns with your skill set, experience and career aspirations, we encourage you to apply. 

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please fill out our Application Form and return this to recruitment@alphaschools.co.uk along with your CV.

Please also fill out our form below and a member of our Recruitment Team will be in contact with you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Wellesley Haddon Dene family! 

Wellesley Haddon Dene School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for ALL jobs will undergo appropriate child-protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enhanced level, with costs covered by the company. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.