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Headteacher - Full-time

Northdown Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2009-91L
  • Posted:13/05/2020
  • Pay::£49,529 - £68,175 L8 to L21
  • Start Date:January 2021 or earlier if possible
  • App Close Date:28/05/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 1st June 2020


Job Title: Headteacher

Closing date: 28th May 2020

Location: Margate

Interview date: w/c 1st June 2020

Salary / salary range:£49,529 - £68,175

L8 to L21 in line with the candidate’s skills and experience.

Start date: January 2021, or earlier if possible


Learning and Growing Together at Northdown Primary Academy.


Do you have the skills and ambition to rise to a challenge? 

Are you someone who has high expectations and a desire to improve the life chances of pupils in Thanet?

The seaside town of Margate, on the Southeast coast, must be one of the most up and coming areas in the country right now as more small independent shops and cafes have started moving in. Margate is an arty hipster heaven with fantastic links to London. You can be in town in 90 minutes.

Northdown Primary Academy is a two form primary school in Margate and is one of five Thanet primaries within The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). We are currently seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Headteacher who will build on the school’s existing strengths, to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team that is passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences.

Our academies are pivotal in ensuring our children get the best start in life, no matter what their background. As part of the TKAT network, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to an excellent education and real choices in life.

To find out more about the school, please visit: https://www.northdown-tkat.org/

For this role, you will have demonstrable school leadership and management skills and experience, a commitment to professional development, and the personal qualities to build strong relationships with all stakeholders including parents, governors and colleagues at all levels.

Working for TKAT:

Leadership within TKAT schools requires passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

For an informal discussion and find out more about this opportunity, please contact Neil Small (Senior Primary Schools Director) by email at: neil.small@tkat.org

To apply, please visit https://www.tkat.org/79/vacancies/vacancy/796/headteacher-4 to download an application form. 

Information about the school

Northdown School is a larger than average all through Primary school located in Margate that is part of the TKAT family of schools. TKAT is the second largest academy chain in the country and is growing in reputation and outcomes. Our school occupies modern buildings including a purpose built Nursery, open plan Foundation stage and a dedicated Year 5 and 6 block. All classrooms have wi-fi and broadband internet access, interactive whiteboards and teacher laptops along with desktop PC’s. External play areas are a mixture of hard and soft surfaces alongside a timber trail and external, fixed play equipment. A recent addition to our outside space is the new Early Years area. Substantial investment has allowed this part of the school to be the envy of our local community providing enriching opportunities for our younger children. We have recently developed our playground further to include a nature walk and Forestry School. Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An offer will be subject to satisfactory references and the necessary DBS checks. Please visit our website to view further information about the school at www.northdown-tkat.org To apply, please visit https://www.tkat.org/79/vacancies/vacancy/796/headteacher-4 to download an application form.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01843) 222341


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.