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Headteacher - Full-time

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3716-139L
  • Posted:30/01/2023
  • Pay:L14 - L21
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:13/03/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:w/c 27th March 2023


St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School is 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 25 schools (20 primary and 5 secondary), KCSP is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Headteacher from September 2023 due to the retirement of the previous post-holder.

St Teresa’s is a one-form entry primary school located in Ashford, and serving the Parish of St Teresa of Avila, Ashford and the local area.

We are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this role, the successful applicant will take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values, and will be seen by pupils, parents and carers, and the wider parish as the school’s pastoral leader, directing their learning.
St Teresa’s is an inclusive school. Its dedicated staff, volunteers and governance committee members work hard to ensure that every child 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. The school’s most recent denominational inspection in March 2020 judged it as ‘Good’ and its most recent Ofsted inspection in January 2020 judged the school to be ‘Good’ in all areas. St Teresa’s is seeking a new Headteacher who will continue to build upon and further develop the exciting work and strong foundations that the school has in place.

Reporting to the CEO, the Headteacher will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership, management and safeguarding of the school and will lead a team that strives together for children following the school’s ethos of ‘Christ be our Light’.

Closing date for applications: Monday 13 March 2023 @ 5pm
Interviews to be held during the week commencing: Monday 27 March 2023
Start date: September 2023

Please send your letter of application and related application documents directly to the CEO, Annemarie Whittle c/o: office@kcsp.org.uk Your letter of application should be limited to 1,000 words max. and should outline why you feel you are suited to this role, what you believe you can bring to the academy and detail your experience to date, skill set and qualifications.

St Teresa’s Primary and KCSP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and require all staff, helpers and governance committee members to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and a section 128 check.

Information about the school

St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School is a single form entry school, based in Ashford, Kent. The school is set in beautiful eco-friendly grounds that are used effectively to support learning.

OFSTED and our Denominational Inspections (2020) both state that St. Teresa's is a good school.

We are proud to be part of a thriving community, that is well supported by our parents and families and the local Parish church. Our children are regularly involved in church life.

As part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, we are lucky to be able to share best practice with our academy partners, which ensures the best support and development for both children and staff.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 665922


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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.