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Headteacher - Full-time

St Edward's Catholic Primary School, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2054-87L
  • Posted:23/05/2023
  • Pay:Grade: L14 – L21 (£58,135 - £72,483)
  • Start Date:September 2023/January 2024
  • App Close Date:28/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C Monday 03 July 2023


Are you passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for children? Are you a creative and strong leader with the vision and ability to inspire and positively motivate a team? If the answer to both questions is yes, then our Trust would love to hear from you!

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), our Trust is seeking to appoint a dynamic and innovative Headteacher for one of our wonderful schools -St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, ideally from September 2023.

St Edward’s is a one form entry primary school serving the Parish of Ss Henry & Elizabeth in Sheerness and the local area; it is an inclusive school in which every pupil is supported and challenged to be their very best and encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually. St Edward’s is graded as a ’Good’ school both by Ofsted and for its denominational inspection.

Reporting to the Area Director, the Headteacher will build upon and further develop the excellent work that is already taking place at the school and will be responsible for its day-to-day leadership and management, leading a highly skilled and enthusiastic team that strive together for children under the school’s motto of “Respect, Trust, Love, Achieve, Kindness, Forgiveness”.

The successful applicant will also 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 person directing their learning, and as the school’s pastoral leader. We are therefore seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this role.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and will give you the opportunity to see all that this friendly and engaging setting has to offer. Please contact the school’s office directly on 01795 662 708 if you would like to arrange a visit.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this role and to download an application form and all related documents.

Please send your letter of application and related application documents directly to Sara Wakefield: swakefield@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 Edward’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

We are a 1 form entry primary school based on the Isle of Sheppey. As a Catholic school we believe and teach the core values of Love, Kindness, Respect, Forgiveness, Trust and Achieve and ensure that our pupils understand and use these in everything they do. We offer a rich and diverse curriculum that seeks to embed and nurture all learners. As part of the Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership, we can offer our staff broad and enriching CPD that enables our pupils and community to flourish.

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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.