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Headteacher - Full-time

Thurnham CEI School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3081-70L
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:£59,581 - £69,031
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:24/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:May 10th &11th


Are you an inspirational, outward-looking leader with the ability to build on our school’s strengths, delivering a compelling Christian vision where every pupil can flourish, inspiring our dedicated team to champion best practice? If so, we would love to hear from you!

The Governors of Thurnham Church of England Infant School, are looking to appoint a new Headteacher to our popular school in the picturesque village of Bearsted. The village has a mainline London station and access to the M20 motorway, providing good connections with London, the Kent coastline, Sussex and Essex.

For more information and an application pack please visit our microsite.

Information about the school

We are a good Infant School, with a reputation for very high standards of achievement, pastoral care, outreach work, teaching and learning.

Our latest OFSTED inspection highlighted :

"Pupils are joyful and safe in this nurturing school. Children make a strong start in early years, where the school's exceptional pastoral care begins. Pupils feel special and highly valued. Staff are dedicated to finding unique talents in every pupil."

Our Church inspection was also graded Outstanding (March 2018). The school roll is currently 270 pupils spread over nine classes (three classes per year group) with a Teaching Assistant attached to each class . Team work and positive working relationships are very important to us and we are very much at the heart of our community, working closely with our local Church.

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