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Head of School - Full-time

Minster CEP School, Minster-In-Thanet

  • Ref:KCC886-3182-111L
  • Posted:08/02/2024
  • Pay:L13-L17
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:25/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:17th April 2024


Head of School 

We are looking for an inspirational, dedicated and caring leader to manage a large staff team and drive standards forward. 

You must be passionate about the education of 'all children' and ensuring that they flourish both as learners and as a person.

This post requires an experienced leader - it would ideally suit a current HOS in a smaller school setting looking to broaden their experience or an experienced Deputy Headteacher with whole school leadership experience. However, all applications are welcome and will be considered against the job description and person specification.

You will be required to be an operational leader of Minster C of E Primary School, assuming responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school. You will also be part of a wider leadership team and contribute to the development of the Federation of Minster and Monkton Schools.

Candidates must have the gravitas and emotional literacy to manage a large staff who are already a close working team. You need to embody the TEAM Minster philosophy and showcase this in everything that you do.

Candidates should be a 'leader of learning' and have strong experience in all subject areas of the curriculum, especially English, Maths and RE. 

A fully inclusive attitude and approach is essential for the role and a strong knowledge of supporting children with SEND and those with Pupil Premium would be advantageous.

Our hard-working team is very dedicated, but we still know how to make work a fun place to be and humour is a key component. Through this approach, we support 'well-being' in our everyday practice.

Our school is full of like-minded people, driven by wanting the very best for our pupils, but who can have fun and enjoy the journey - this is the driving force behind everything we do.

A full job description is attached and applicants should highlight their experience against this in their personal statement.

We would love to welcome you on a tour to experience the school for yourselves - the Executive Headteacher will lead these and answer any questions you may have about the post.


Information about the school

Minster Church of England Primary School is a large, two-form entry school, set in the centre of our village community. We are partners in the Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools.

Our children are at the heart of everything we do and we are constantly striving to provide the very best opportunities for every child so that they flourish and reach their full potential.

Our Christian Foundations underpin our whole philosophy on education. They deliver the necessary skills and attributes to ensure that our children are educated in line with our school motto - "Nurturing Foundations; Flourishing with God".

The Federation's Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and any post will be subject to enhanced disclosure procedures.

Please visit our school website or find us on Facebook, to get a real window into our amazing school!

Viewings of the school are also available by emailing the Business Manager - finance@minster-ramsgate.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information


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 Education.