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Vice Principal - Full-time

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3715-119L
  • Posted:22/09/2021
  • Pay:L5 - L9 £46,566 - £51,402
  • Start Date:1st January 2022
  • App Close Date:29/09/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:7th & 8th October


We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational leader who is committed to the Catholic ethos to join our wonderful school.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher who can lead by example, has experience of leadership within a primary or infant setting and the desire to develop their career further, for example towards Headship.

The post entails a 0.4 class commitment in one of our Year 5 classes.

We would like to work with someone who:

  • Acts as a highly professional role model and inspires, motivates and develops children, staff and our whole school community.
  • Is able to take an active role in the leadership and management of the school alongside the Academy Principal
  • Has considerable experience in safeguarding, leading staff appraisal and assessment
  • Can translate vision into practice
  • Works closely with all stakeholders to move the school forward.
  • Gives feedback that enables reflection and improvement
  • Is approachable on both a personal and professional level
  • Is innovative and forward thinking
  • Is able to empower colleagues and encourage them to take risks
  • Is reflective and focused on children with high expectations of their learning and behaviour
  • Is open and honest with a sense of humour

In return we will offer you:

  • A friendly, welcoming school with enthusiastic, well-motivated children
  • A committed staff team
  • Supportive parents, governors and local community
  • High quality trust-wide CPD
  • The opportunity to develop projects across our hub with our partner schools: St Gregory's in Margate and St Joseph’s in Broadstairs.


KCSP schools are renowned for their excellent pastoral care, well-behaved children who are eager to learn, supportive parents with high expectations, traditional values and strong teaching.

We welcome and encourage visits from all interested applicants. Should you wish to arrange an appointment please contact our Academy Principal Michele Blunt at michele.blunt@st-marys-whitstable.kcsp.org.uk or 01227272692

Closing Date for applications:  29th September at midday.

Interviews: 7th and 8th October (Successful candidates from day 1 will be required to attend on the 8th)

Information about the school

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is a two form entry primary school situated in the stunning seaside town of Tankerton, on the outskirts of Whitstable. You will be joining us at a time when we have redeveloped our curriculum to ensure high standards and creativity for all of our children.

As part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership we are lucky to be able to access high quality professional development and being part of a family of schools enables us opportunities to learn, grow and develop together.

We are looking for a Vice Principal who is sympathetic to our Catholic values and ethos and who demonstrates commitment and passion to ensure our children strive to be the best they can be. In addition, the skills and ability to work as part of a team to secure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 770907


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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.