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Headteacher - Full-time

Kemsley Primary Academy, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2021-63L
  • Posted:26/07/2019
  • Pay:L15 - L21
  • Start Date:January 2020
  • App Close Date:11/09/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 18th September 2019


Do you want to have an enduring impact on children’s education? Do you want to provide exceptional opportunities for learning?

Kemsley Primary Academy was opened in September 2004 and is a single form entry primary school with a nursery. The main school can take up to 210 children, 30 in each class. The nursery is able to take 52 children for five half-day sessions of two and a half hours – 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon; many children stay all day as part of our flexible care offer and for those entitled to 30 hours’ provision.

The school also offers a Forest School, Snack Shack and, from September, will have a Community Hub linked to the school, but used by groups and members of the local community.

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring leader with a clear strategic vision for improving the school’s effectiveness and raising standards and expectations through strong and exceptional leadership and management. Having now achieved two ‘good’ judgments in our previous OFSTED inspections we now want a leader who will support us towards achieving an outstanding education for our pupils through a highly effective, enriching and well-planned curriculum.


We can offer:

  • An exciting challenge where you can truly make your mark
  • The benefits of being part of the forward thinking REAch2 Academy Trust – one of the most successful primary Trusts in the country
  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country
  • Strong induction and high levels of support from the REAch2 Central team in order to support the school to make strong improvement towards outstanding.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a dynamic, motivational leader with a proven success record of improving teaching and learning
  • Has the drive, determination and creativity to take our good school to outstanding.
  • Will be committed to ensuring the REACh2 touchstones are understood by all stakeholders and embedded in the life of the school.
  • Leads by example and has a track record of raising standards and levels of achievement
  • Is able to inspire and motivate staff
  • Is an excellent, engaging communicator who will develop strong relationships with children, parents and the wider community
  • Has the vision and tenacity to lead the school towards outstanding.

Please see the attached application pack for further details

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact: Jo Gouldthorpe, HR Business Partner: jo.gouldthorpe@reach2.org



Information about the school

Kemsley Primary Academy is a member of the REAch2 Trust; a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. Staff within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Kemsley Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 428725


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.