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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Kingsnorth CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3140-120L
  • Posted:10/02/2021
  • Pay:L9 - L13
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:26/02/2021 at 16:00
  • Interviews:From 5 March 2021


Are you an inspirational and ambitious leader seeking an exciting new opportunity in a fantastic school and ready to embrace new challenges?

Come and be part of our family! We are a friendly and welcoming school.

The pupils, staff and governors are seeking an effective leader who can demonstrate impact through an aspirational, inspirational and dedicated attitude. 

The successful candidate will be appointed into this privileged position and will be committed to promoting and enhancing our school’s distinctive Christian standards and character, already judged outstanding in the last SIAMS (June 2018). We have very close links with our local church, the Diocese and our Trust (Aquila) and the children benefit from these strong relationships. 

Our staff are an amazing team - dedicated and hardworking! We firmly believe in having fun too; charity days and Book Week, are never dull in our staff room!  The caring staff team work tirelessly together to achieve our school vision.

We encourage all prospective applicants to visit the school (virtually) to see for yourself: www.kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk  www.youtube.com/channel/UCLvi4acAvu-Vozu969I6R6g

We are looking for someone who:                  

  • has a recent proven track record of outstanding classroom practice
  • will work across our wider school team to develop and build the school’s Christian vision and values
  • is motivating and enjoys empowering others
  • is an outstanding class teacher with the ability to motivate and support colleagues improving the outcomes for all of our community
  • is passionate about children and staff having high expectations of what they can achieve, especially those with SEN flourishing.

We can offer you:

  • A fantastic ‘next step’, with the support of Aquila and our staff team, in your career as you aspire to great achievements
  • Amazing children, who are motivated, engaging and strive to be their best
  • An experienced, supportive and effective School Leadership Team
  • A passionate and determined PFA
  • A very supportive and proactive Governing Body
  • The privilege of working with an exceptional staff team committed to achieving the very best outcomes for children
  • The opportunity to work alongside the Kingsnorth English Hub, supporting schools in the South East with Phonics and early reading
  • Support, knowledge and continued professional and learning development through the Aquila Trust and our wider working with external organisations.

If you would like an informal chat with our Executive Headteacher, please contact the school office – 01233 622673. A promotional film of our school can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/NqILO9LYvsQ

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 with Children’s Barred List Check, together with other relevant checks and strong references.

References will be sought for all candidates prior to interview.

Information about the school

Kingsnorth CE Primary School is an exciting and vibrant place to learn and develop. We were judged as outstanding in our SIAMS. In our most recent OFSTED as a ‘Good School’ We are also one of 32 English Hub school’s across the country. We are an active and leading school within Aquila (The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust - www.diocant-aquila.org.) where we are formally linked with Brenzett CEP through our Executive Headteacher, providing opportunities and development across both schools.

We work in strong partnership with other schools across Ashford, South Kent and beyond, providing support and learning opportunities for our staff.

We are situated next to the church in the heart of Kingsnorth village, south of Ashford. We are a large 2 form entry school with 420 children on roll. We have strong links with the local Church and Community. Our supportive Governing Body and active PFA play key roles in school life.

Kingsnorth CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

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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.