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Head of School - Full-time

Wrotham Road Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2666-247L
  • Posted:18/09/2023
  • Pay:Leadership
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:19/10/2023


Wrotham Road Primary School is thrilled to be recruiting for a Head of School.

Wrotham Road Primary is a two-form entry school situated at the heart of the community in Gravesend, Kent and is committed to giving every child the best support possible to fulfil their potential. We are a successful, multicultural school where our pupils proudly speak over 30+ languages and stand united with one voice. We are seeking someone with vision, drive and enthusiasm, excellent leadership and team-building skills, the ability to inspire and support. Working closely with the Executive Headteacher, the Senior School Improvement Lead and the Deputy CEO you will not only lead the school but will be part of a Trust Heads Strategic team, leading our Trust through a period of exciting development. We are proud of the nine schools within our Trust family, and the successful candidate will ensure that every pupil receives the very best provision for their pupils, families and staff. The successful applicant will be working with committed, talented, and dynamic staff, all of whom have a shared alignment to our values of Enjoyment, Confidence, Individuality, Creativity and Independence, which are at the centre of everything that we do.

Alongside the job description and person specification, we are looking for an outstanding candidate who is: 

  • Hardworking and dedicated: understanding the variety and complexities of the role whilst also acknowledging the extended working hours that are required on occasions.
  • An expert at multi-tasking: the role has many levels; working with a multitude of people and there is much to achieve on a daily and weekly basis, as well as to meet longer term goals.
  • People-centred: we want someone who will fit well within the team whilst having empathy for the countless challenges that our families and staff encounter.
  • Loyal and committed: someone who sees themselves as prepared for a rewarding and challenging journey.
  • An excellent and reflective communicator who loves listening to all stakeholders and thrives on solving problems.
  • Fun: without doubt, in this role you are going to have to have a sense of humour! 

Above and beyond everything, the successful candidate will not only know and understand our Trust Values but will be able to articulate clearly and passionately how these values will be lived by you – every day. If you are the right person for this role, then we hope you will apply.  We pride ourselves on being a supportive employer, with a strong voice for the teaching profession as a whole.  We live by our values – and ‘family first’ means that as well as two additional paid leave days (Family Days), we have a range of benefits to demonstrate how much we value each and every colleague. We would like the best candidate for the role, and so your salary will be highly competitive and will be discussed with the successful candidate at the time of job offer.  Similarly, the start date will be discussed at interview.

Do come and see what a great opportunity this is. Informal visits are warmly welcomed, please contact the School Office on 01474 534540.


Information about the school

Wrotham Road Primary is a large multi-cultural school in the heart of Gravesend. The school is popular and successful and in October 2022 received a "Good" in our Ofsted inspection. We believe that our school is a happy, supportive, learning environment where we endeavour to provide the best education we can. We create an atmosphere that is vibrant and organised which enhances, stimulates and motivates all who work in it.

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of Culverstone Green Primary School, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy and Wrotham Road Primary.

Each primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to values of Respect, Equality, Courage, Integrity, Ambition and Kindness. Please visit the individual school website to find out more.

The The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Golden Thread Alliance reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Stacy Wickes
  • Address:Wrotham Rd, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0QF
  • Telephone: 07552 503395
  • Email: hr@golden-thread.org


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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 Education.