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Head of School - Full-time

Napier Community Primary & Nursery, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-2012-62L
  • Posted:08/06/2020
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L15 - L20
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:02/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:6th July 2020


Are you an outstanding, inspirational and dynamic senior leader looking for a new challenge?

Why not come and be our new Head of School.

Napier Community Primary and Nursery Academy is based in the heart of Gillingham with over 600 children on roll. We have a determined vision to reach outstanding status and beyond. We are an expanding school that is part of the Kemnal Academies Trust, which is one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the south of England; with over 40 primary and secondary schools in the TKAT family.

Because of this the school is able to offer excellent CPD and training opportunities and uses a highly effective coaching/mentoring approach to develop its staff, including its senior leaders.

Napier is fully committed to developing future senior leaders and therefore offers both the NPQSL and NPQH leadership programmes. At Napier, we believe in a culture of partnering for performance and work closely with other TKAT academies and Medway schools.

We are looking for candidates who are:

- Creative, imaginative, innovative with an eye for detail
- Able to work ‘strategically’ in order to secure school improvement
- Resourceful, purposeful, resilient and well organised
- Accurate in the judgement of teaching and learning using a triangulation of evidence
- Committed to high standards of teaching, learning and classroom management
- Fully versed in the latest assessment procedures
- Up to date with all of the National Curriculum programmes of study

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you. 

As the Head of School, you will have responsibility for:

  • Sharing of vision and direction with the Executive Head Teacher.
  • Accountability for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Leadership development , (coaching and mentoring) of the SLT and MLT and monitoring of their work, (particularly in relation to their evaluations of teaching, learning and assessment)
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer.
  • Day to day running of the school.
  • Day to day management of behaviour and discipline.
  • Maintenance of classroom standards.
  • Performance Management of all teachers, excluding  NQTs.
  • Organising staff training.
  • Parental engagement.
  • Reporting to governors.

Our academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An offer of employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and successful references.

For an informal discussion about the role, or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Lou Lynch Executive Head teacher at louise.lynch@tkat.org

Information about the school

Our aim here at Napier is to ensure that the academy becomes ‘outstanding’ as soon as possible and for it to become the number one choice for every parent living in Gillingham and the surrounding areas. The children, parents, staff, governors and our wider community are very proud of our hardworking school which has served our local area for many years. We certainly have a great deal to look back on with pride but we also believe that we should always enthusiastically challenge ourselves to continually enhance the provision for our children as they begin their lifelong learning journey. We want every child coming into school happy, curious and excited to learn.

The ethos of our school reflects the values and attitudes that characterise any caring family and community. The atmosphere of the school, the quality of relationships and the way in which the school helps to deal with difficulties all combine to develop children who will have a fair sense of justice and the ability to be valued citizens of the future.

At Napier Primary Academy we want to aim for our children to grow and develop in an environment where they are cared for, listened to and respected as well as being given consistent, secure and firm boundaries. We must aim for our children to develop lifelong learning skills, showing the ability to take responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence.

Our key message is that we should aim to ensure each day presents exciting challenges thus creating a joy and thirst for knowledge in each individual child. We will always celebrate diversity and respect all children regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. As a school we must encourage children to recognise and build on their strengths, extending and developing their potential. We will always provide a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere in our school where each child can achieve success.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Louise Lynch - Executive Head Teacher
  • Address:Napier Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4HG
  • Telephone: 01634 574 920
  • Email: louise.lynch@napier-tkat.org

Fax: 01634 581 797


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.