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Head of School - Full-time

The 10:10 Primary Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F66-3-L
  • Posted:15/03/2024
  • Pay:Leadership Spine
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:Week Beginning 29th April


A rare and unique opportunity- we are excited to announce that we are looking to recruit a talented, enthusiastic and dynamic Head of School from September 2024. 

Are you a senior leader who is looking for a new opportunity? Are you someone who embraces challenge and constantly strives to improve performance through inspiring and leading others? Can you contribute to the growth and development of our very successful schools? 

This is an exciting opportunity you will be a member of the strategic Leadership Team and in addition to the day to day running of the school, you will lead Teaching & Learning and Assessment across the Federation.  

Teaching & Learning role

You will work across both schools, responsible for the continued development of our curriculum, pedagogy and the implementation of evidence based practice in both our schools.  You will model and lead teaching excellence, equality and high expectations of all children in both academic and extra-curricular achievements. You will oversee the development of indoor and outdoor learning environments that are engaging and fulfilling for all pupils and staff and promote innovative and effective digital practice within the classroom.  Leading assessment for learning across the federation, you will work closely with the executive headteacher in monitoring the academic progress of all children. 

As a staff we share the belief that all pupils, regardless of their conditions in life, can achieve excellent outcomes when surrounded and supported by talented teachers with high expectations and purpose driven parents and carers. We know that learning in primary school can transform a child's life. We are looking for a highly adventurous, energetic and innovative leader who will embody and model the core values of our Federation;  Curiosity, Courage, Compassion and Commitment. 

In return we can offer an attractive and extremely well resourced working environment, a highly motivated and dedicated team of staff who are committed to school improvement, professional development and the achievement for all pupils, motivated and happy children, a supportive governing body and friendly parents.

Visits to the school welcomed and encouraged - come and see us in action! For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 01580 211365 or email the Executive Headteacher on lindsay.roberts@1010federation.org  Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email.

Have a look at our websites to get a feel of what we are all about.    

Goudhurst & Kilndown CE Primary School

Benenden CE Primary School 


Information about the federation

The 10:10 Primary Federation has been formed through the collaboration of Goudhurst and Kilndown and Benenden CE Primary Schools, both situated in small picturesque villages in the Weald of Kent.

Goudhurst & Kilndown Primary School which was graded Outstanding at our last Ofsted and SIAMS inspections; Benenden Primary was graded good in both their respective inspections.

The catchment areas are mixed, with children from a wide variety of backgrounds. Both our schools are very well equipped and our facilities are excellent.

We place high value on developing the ‘whole child’. Academically, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, rich with outdoor learning opportunities; we have established Forest Schools in both schools which all children experience.

Children's wellbeing and mental health is of an equal high priority; the learning and pastoral support from within and outside of the schools fully support this.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lindsay Roberts
  • Address:C/O Goudhurst & Kilndown CE Primary School,
    Beaman Close,
    Kent ,
    TN17 1DZ
  • Telephone: 01580 211365
  • Email: lindsay.roberts@1010federation.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.