Welcome

A message from our Principal

Welcome!

West Heath School is worth being part of! This is a special and unique place, with a rich and successful history of ‘rebuilding lives through education’.

Our mission is to ‘Support and empower our community to discover their strengths by taking responsibility for their lives, through respect for themselves and others’.

West Heath School is a unique educational environment set in 32 glorious acres of Kent countryside, on the outskirts of the town of Sevenoaks. Our staff passionately believe in the transformative power of education to change the lives of the young people in our care.

Our philosophy is to create a nurturing environment, centred around a holistic approach, whereby young people are welcomed, accepted for who they are, and their educational needs are balanced with an understanding of their therapeutic requirements. Our intuitive staff are reflective practitioners who work collaboratively with the students’ families and external professionals, to ensure that our students make sustained progress and develop a resilience that will be their mainstay in their future lives.

I look forward to welcoming you to our extraordinary community that I am privileged to lead. I am so proud of our remarkable young people, whose individual journeys have been a triumph of hope, patience, perseverance and courage.

Mrs Photini Bohacek

Principal 

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Work for us

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Are you ready to join a great team and make a real difference to the lives of our students?

West Heath School is a unique educational environment and our staff passionately believe in the transformative power of education to change the lives of the young people in our care. If you would like to join our dedicated and ‘outstanding’ team, please take a look at our current vacancies.

We hope that West Heath school is somewhere that you would like to grow your career and we are committed to professional development and opportunities for progression. Staff benefits also include free onsite parking and free school lunch.

We are located on the outskirts of the town of Sevenoaks and the school is set in 32 glorious acres of Kent countryside.

Join Us

CURRENT OPENINGS



  • Job Title

    Key Stage 2 Teacher

  • Location

    Sevenoaks, Kent

  • Posted

    27th February 2024

  • Salary

    Teachers Pay Scale (Fringe)

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Do you want to work in a school that extends the learning offer beyond the classroom and that offers a holistic approach to supporting student’s needs? Would you like to work for ...

  • Job Title

    Residential Support Worker

  • Location

    Sevenoaks, Kent

  • Posted

    27th February 2024

  • Salary

    £23,244

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Hours:  13:00 to 23:30 Mon-Thurs, plus every 3rd Friday 10:30 to 16:30. Average of 44 hours per week. Term time only (39 weeks)  Do you want to work in a school that ext ...

  • Job Title

    English Teacher

  • Location

    Sevenoaks, Kent

  • Posted

    27th February 2024

  • Salary

    Teachers Pay Scale (Fringe)

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Do you want to work in a school that extends the learning offer beyond the classroom and that offers a holistic approach to supporting student’s needs? Would you like to work for ...

  • Job Title

    Receptionist

  • Location

    Sevenoaks, Kent

  • Posted

    21st February 2024

  • Salary

    £21,187 pa actual salary

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Details Hours:  40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (Term Time), plus 10 half days of cover across the school holidays  Salary : Actual salary £21,187, based on a full t ...

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Employee Benefits

As well as working in an incredibly rewarding environment our benefits include:

  • Free lunches: produced by dedicated professional onsite team from Holroyd Howe, employees are able to enjoy the high quality, nutritious meals at no additional cost.
  • Onsite parking: it may seem like a small thing but its good to know that there are no additional parking charges and you can park on site.
  • Generous workplace pension and life insurance cover: Teachers have the option of signing up to the Teachers Pension Scheme whilst our support staff are registered with a workplace pension where the employer’s contribution is above the minimum contribution.
  • Access to employee assist program: supporting our students wellbeing is at heart of our practice, so we understand how important it is to also support our staff. You will have access to a wide range of assistance, if and when you need it, such as unlimited 24/7 telephone counselling support and also face-to-face sessions. We also offer inhouse mentoring and coaching sessions with a trained professional.
  • Charity discounts: As the school is classed as a charity, employees have access to a wide range of amazing discounts through the charity discount website.
  • Access to the swimming pool: the school as its own onsite swimming pool as we hold regular staff swim sessions, free of charge.
  • Discounted use of the facilities: As well as an Ofsted outstanding school, West Heath also uses its amazing and historical house and grounds for weddings and events. Employees have the opportunity to make their own bookings at a discounted rate.
  • Excellent CPD training opportunities: As a school we believe that employee training and development is a key element in a successful school. As such, not only do employees have our support to further their career development through professional qualifications; but we also offer 10 days of employee CPD training from internal and external experts per year.

Our Location

Our Location

Our Location
Swavesey
Cambs
CB24 4RS