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Interim Assistant Headteacher - Fixed Term

St John's Catholic Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3708-76L
  • Posted:09/05/2022
  • Pay:L1 to L7
  • Start Date:1 September 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c Monday 23rd May 2022


Vacancy: Interim Assistant Headteacher (2 x full-time roles)

Fixed Term: September 2022 to August 2023

Grade: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience


St John’s Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary academy and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent. Currently a MAT comprising 24 academies (19 primary and 5 secondary), KCSP is seeking to appoint two inspirational and dedicated Interim Assistant Headteachers from September 2022 due to the promotion of the current post holders.

St John’s is a four-form entry primary academy located in Gravesend, serving the Parish of St John the Evangelist and the local area.

St John’s is an inclusive academy. Its dedicated staff, helpers and governance committee members work hard to ensure that every student is supported and challenged to be their very best. Each individual is encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually, so that unique and positive contributions can be made to society and the world. Its most recent denominational inspection in March 2015 judged it as ‘Outstanding’ and its most recent Ofsted inspection in May 2018 judged the academy to be ‘Good’ in all areas.  St John’s are seeking to appoint two new Interim Assistant Headteachers who will be committed to the vision of the school and who will help to further develop the excellent and exciting work and foundations that the academy has in place.

Reporting to the Co-Headteachers, the interim Assistant Headteachers will be class based roles (2-3 days teaching commitment) and will be expected to lead in areas of assessment, curriculum and other strategic roles to ensure that the leadership team strive together for children following the academy’s values of “Resilience, Respect, Resourcefulness, Reciprocity & Reflection”.

The successful applicants will take a role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values.  We are therefore seeking to appoint either practicing Catholics or individuals who are fully willing to support and uphold our religious ethos.

Application packs are available from the school. You are strongly encouraged to visit us and view the school in order to appreciate fully the qualities and potential that we have to offer.

Information about the school

St John’s is a happy and thriving 4-form entry Catholic Primary School, with a 100 place Nursery attached. Our Mission is to provide for the spiritual, ethical and moral education of our children, as well as to strive for outstanding academic excellence. Our strong Catholic ethos ensures that all staff and children feel valued and supported.

The school is graded as Good by Ofsted, but we are not resting on our laurels and the strong leadership team is driving rapid improvements.

Jonathan Shields HEADTEACHER

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).