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Headteacher - Full-time

Vale View Community Primary School and Nursery, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2531-129L
  • Posted:05/03/2021
  • Pay:L11-17
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:20/04/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:26th-28th April


We are seeking to appoint a Head Teacher who is motivated and passionate about learning to lead our one-form entry school with nursery.  A proven record of strong leadership is essential to build upon the excellent work of the current head teacher. The successful candidate will work not only with the hardworking and committed staff of Vale View but also alongside the Executive Head Teacher and the other head teachers within the Whinless Down Academy Trust. 

The role requires a forward thinking and motivational leader who thrives on making a difference to children’s lives and loves the challenge of continual improvement through strategic planning and direction. It will be essential to maintain the excellent relationships already established with all stakeholders and to be able to manage a range of situations to a favourable outcome.

Joining the Vale View team will offer a wonderful experience working alongside a vibrant and supportive staff, delightful children and an all-round loyal team.

Attached is a recruitment pack which will give you a full insight in to the role, as well as the job description and person specification. 

For this post, please contact Claudia Sawyers on p.a.toheadteacher@prioryfields.kent.sch.uk or 01304 211543 if you have any questions or would like to arrange a tour. 

Information about the school

Whinless Down Academy Trust is a three school MAT comprising of Priory Fields, St Martins and Vale View school. We value our community and it’s traditions, values and individuality and pride ourselves on providing a first class education in the local area. All three schools have good facilities and are well resourced with an excellent CPD programme.

Vale View is a one form entry school with a nursery. We have a friendly and supportive team who work in close collaboration across the Trust to secure best outcomes for children and mutual support for colleagues.

Vale View School benefits from the support of a range of support staff including a sports coach, specialist music teacher and a dedicated pastoral support mentor who contribute to the well being of pupils and staff.

The safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance, and we are rigorous in our recruitment procedures. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, and references will be pursued. Should you be shortlisted, you will be required to complete a self disclosure form prior to interview.

The Whinless Down Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kelly Brown (Head Of School)
  • Address:Vale View Road, Elms Vale, Dover, Kent, CT17 9NP
  • Telephone: (01304) 202821
  • Email: kbrown@vale-view.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01304) 202821


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.