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Head of School - Full-time

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2172-226L
  • Posted:19/04/2024
  • Pay:As a guide £65,010 - £71,729 but negotiable.
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:10/05/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:21 May 2024


We would like an enthusiastic, dedicated and ambitious Head of School / Headteacher (for the right applicant) to join us at Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced senior leader to join a popular school with an established staff body, and to take it to its next stage of growth development.

As a Trust, VIAT recognises the need to drive standards and to reflect and adapt according to the changing context of our community and the world we live in.  We would like a leader who has a genuine interest in the needs of their school community.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you:

  • Understand the importance of an outstanding education for all?
  • Love teaching?
  • Strive for academic excellence?
  • Want your pupils to feel valued, safe, and happy?
  • Enjoy working within a strong team?
  • Have commitment to providing an exciting range of opportunities for pupils?
  • Inspire your pupils, parents/carers and colleagues?
  • Believe that every student can learn, achieve, and thrive?

Are you the right candidate?

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • An energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of whole school success at primary level;
  • A motivated and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff and students;
  • Confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school with our existing leadership group;
  • Able to develop students and staff to reach their full potential;
  • A team player who understands the benefits of working in a Trust;
  • Determined to provide the best for your school community.

If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

To apply, click on the link below to download a copy of our application form and email to Mrs Liz Owen, e.owen@viat.org.uk 

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. As part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

A copy of our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy can be found below.

Valley Invicta Academies Trust expects every employee to take responsibility for promoting a culture that values and respects difference. We welcome applications from all diverse and ethnic groups.

If you require access arrangements to complete an application form, please contact the Trust who will support you i.e., large print, coloured forms.

Information about the school

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough is a two-form entry school for children aged 4 to 11, with a Specialist Resource Provision, in the heart of the local community.

The school’s spacious facilities sit in a large outdoor space, with a forest school, and well-equipped sports and play areas. There are many extra-curricular activities on offer and bespoke spaces for music and ICT.

East Borough prides itself on working together with pupils and parents to ensure every child is encouraged to aim high. They are pleased to have achieved the Silver Sports Award and the Eco Schools Silver Award.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Liz Owen
  • Address:Huntsman Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DS
  • Telephone: 0303 303 0000
  • Email: e.owen@viat.org.uk


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.