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Headteacher - Full-time

Kennington CE Academy, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2052-141L
  • Posted:16/05/2022
  • Pay:L13 - L20
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:03/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:9 June 2022


Kennington CE Academy is seeking to appoint a substantive Headteacher to lead the team from 1st January 2023 or earlier as a co-headship.

We are an Inclusive community where Christian values empower us. With God’s Guidance, we work with pride and passion to create life-long learners who fulfil their potential. If we work together, we will be the very best that we can be: achieving, celebrating and succeeding whilst having fun.

Kennington is a three form entry junior school which is truly a place of discovery. Our aim is for all children to develop their talents, reach their potential and be happy during their time with us. We provide an outstanding learning environment rooted in Christian values, as a Church of England school we pride ourselves with the link with have with Canterbury Diocese and the Parish of Kennington.

We are looking for a person who: -

  • Is an experienced Headteacher who can lead the school into the next Ofsted inspection and beyond.
  • Has high expectations of staff, children and themselves
  • Has a passion for raising standards and attainment
  • Will work effectively with the feeder infant school
  • Has an engaging style and motivates staff and pupils
  • Has a commitment to improving and developing their own practice
  • Has demonstrated their ability to lead others at senior leadership level
  • Has a proven track record in whole school improvement as a Head Teacher.
  • Has lead a school through an Ofsted inspection
  • Is an excellent role model for staff and pupils within the school.
  • Is an excellent communicator
  • Is committed to developing and enhancing the distinctively Christian ethos of the school
  • Encourages a whole school approach to improvement

We can offer you: -

  • Well-motivated children who are eager to learn
  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • An enthusiastic and supportive staff team
  • A forward- thinking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff.

Please read the attached application pack and job description before applying.

All applications to be made via Kent-Teach.

For visits to the school please contact Mrs Lynn Seal LSeal@kennington.school to arrange a convenient time.

We reserve the right to close applications early.

'Everyone who uses what he has will get more. He will have much more than he needs. But the one who does not use what he has will have everything taken away from him.’ Parable of the Talents. (Matthew 25:14- 30)

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Information about the school

Kennington CE Academy is 3 form entry (12 classes) for Key stage 2 of 360 pupils, situated in North Ashford and serving a mixed community of children who are enthusiastic about learning and their school.

We have strong relationships with our feeder Infant school, Downs View and The Towers, our nearest high school. Our church school status has led us to develop close links with the local parish church. We are sponsored by Aquila, the Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk)

Kennington CE Academy is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Please visit our website at www.kenningtonacademy.co.uk for further information.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sandra Morgan
  • Address:Unit 33 Folkestone Enterprise Centre, Shearway Business Park, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 4RH
  • Telephone: 01303 297020
  • Email: smorgan@aquilatrust.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).