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Head of School - Full-time

Bligh Primary School, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-2537-15L
  • Posted:27/03/2018
  • Pay:L18-24
  • Start Date:Sep 2018
  • App Close Date:30/04/2018 at 12:00
  • Interviews:3rd May 2018


Are you an Inspirational Head of School?

We are on an exciting phase of our development, having joined Barnsole Primary Trust in October 2017. We are also expanding to three forms of entry. The Trustees and Local Governing Board are seeking an inspirational and passionate leader to build upon the excellent foundations the previous Head of School has built.

The Trust is made up of Barnsole Primary School (Outstanding – March 2016) and Danecourt Special School (Outstanding – October 2012). Each school within the Trust retains its own distinctive ethos; the schools work closely to ensure best practice and provision for the children within. In recruiting a Head of School, we are seeking someone to help shape and share our values, vision and ethos. By working together, we want to ensure that Bligh Primary School enables every child to reach their potential so that they are well prepared to thrive in the next stage of their education.

You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Headteacher and our energetic Senior Leadership Team, to support us in achieving the very best for the children at Bligh.

Our children and staff want a Head of School who:

  • is an inspirational leader with a track record of improving outcomes for children; 
  • has a demonstrable commitment to excellence and continues to build on Bligh’s successes; 
  • is approachable and values, encourages and nurtures the development of all school staff; 
  • has empathy with the staff and helps them to strike a good work-life balance; 
  • leads by example and goes the ‘extra mile’ for the staff and children; 
  • exhibits and encourages best practice in the classroom; 
  • believes in providing a rounded education of pupils through sport, the arts and other activities; 
  • has high expectations of themselves and others; and
  • fosters close links between home, school and the local community and has a genuinely inclusive approach. 

 We can offer you

  • an exciting opportunity to lead our progressive and successful school with a well-resourced teaching environment;
  • the opportunity to work with highly-motivated, energetic and committed staff and children;
  • a supportive and focused Governing Board and Board of Trustees;
  • a supportive and innovative network of primary schools within the Trust;
  • a dynamic and supportive Executive and Senior Leadership Team;
  • opportunities for career development;
  • a 100% focus on improving outcomes for all our pupils; and
  • a vibrant and fun place to work.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please contact Helen Rixon on the above telephone number to arrange a visit with the Executive Headteacher or Chief Executive Officer.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 on Monday 30th April 2018. Short listed candidates will be invited for interview on Thursday 3rd May.

Information about the school

Bligh Primary School is very unique in the fact that it is two separate schools with a nursery and Childrens Centre on site. Bligh Primary Infants is an outstanding school (July 2015) and Bligh Primary Juniors is a good school (Feb 2013). Both schools and the school nursery are member of Barnsole Primary Trust.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Helen Rixon
  • Address:Bligh Way , Strood, Kent, ME2 2XJ
  • Telephone: 01634 333402
  • Email: rixoh006@medwaymail.org


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.