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Assistant Headteacher with a Specific Responsibility for Early Years - Full-time

Briary Primary School, Herne Bay

  • Ref:KCC886-2569-84L
  • Posted:10/02/2023
  • Pay:Leadership L3 - £46,548 - £52,659
  • Start Date:April/September 2023
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:24th February 2023


We’re looking for an outstanding early-years practitioner/early-years leader who wants to be part of our senior leadership team to lead aspiration and achievement in the early years phase. Ideally you’ll join us from Easter but we’re willing to look to a September start for the right candidate.  

If this sounds like you and you are ready to take the next step in your career please see our recruitment pack to learn more about this unique and exciting role.  

Are you looking for a school that offers…  

  • A warm and welcoming environment, a true sense of community as a school and across the Trust 
  • Ongoing opportunities to share your views and opinions and feedback your experience as an employee 
  • A detailed, comprehensive induction programme that provides all new staff with the tools, knowledge and access to support required to do a really good job  
  • A comprehensive professional development programme which enables you to remain up to date in your job role but also offers the opportunity to upskill ready for future opportunities and career progression  
  • A leadership team (across all academies and the Trust) and a Governance model which actively promotes inclusion, tackles any form of discrimination and truly values the people we work with  
  • Staff Discounts via the Kent Rewards platform - enjoy generous discounts on everything from high street purchases to holidays. As a member of EKC Schools Trust you’ll also benefit from 10% discount to Canterbury College Sports Hall and Gym alongside The Yarrow Hotel located next to Broadstairs College.  

… then you’re looking for us too! 


On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting recruitment@briary.kent.sch.uk 

Please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the Headteacher.

Visits will be hosted by Nicky Murrell, Headteacher.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Headteacher about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact recruitment@briary.kent.sch.uk (as above) in the first instance.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our application form and return to recruitment@briary.kent.sch.uk

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.  We will contact all candidates once the shortlisting process has taken place. 

We look forward to your application.

Information about the school

"Widening Horizons, Raising Aspirations"

Raising aspirations and widening horizons is at the heart of who we are and what we do at Briary

We are a thriving two form entry primary school in Herne Bay.

We set high expectations for all members of our community – adults and children alike – and we take pleasure in celebrating their many and diverse achievements and talents.

The school is a popular choice for local parents. Our curriculum provides rich and varied learning opportunities which enhance our provision. Pastoral care and support are significant strengths of what is very much a family school.

Judged Good by Ofsted we're proud we have "an effective team, ensuring a positive climate while sharply focused on enabling adults and pupils to succeed". (Ofsted Jan 2018).

If you share in our vision, our commitment to safeguarding and believe you would strengthen our community we want to hear from you.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01227) 742946


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.