Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Early Years' Leader - Full-time

Napier Community Primary & Nursery, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2012-71T
  • Posted:17/01/2022
  • Pay:Upper Pay Scale
  • Start Date:April / Sept 2022 as available
  • App Close Date:18/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/b 28th February 2022


We are seeking to appoint an innovative Early Years’ Leader who can create a vibrant learning environment that promotes learning and enables children to reach their full potential. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher who inspires and motivates staff and children alike. 

The teacher should be in possession of high quality teaching and learning strategies, and have the ability to nurture strong and open relationships with staff, children and families to raise aspiration and improve achievement. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we build on our strengths and our ‘Good’ Ofsted rating from our last inspection in December 2019. We are looking forward to exciting developments within our skills based curriculum and working alongside SLT to develop the shared vision and ethos. 

The role will entail leading the early years’ team to further strengthen the quality of provision in this important year group. Applicants should: 

• Be passionate about Early Years and teaching young children. 

• Be open-minded, dynamic and be able to drive values and ethos for a purposeful and child-led curriculum. 

• Be able to inspire staff through your positivity and commitment to further build on the success of Early Years’ team. 

• Be committed to achieving progress for all pupils in early years. 

• Want to make a difference to the prospects of all our pupils. 

• Be a reflective leader, with a caring and supportive approach. 


As a large, three form entry primary school working, as part of a multi-academy trust, we can offer: 

• Children who enjoy learning.

• The opportunity to work alongside experienced leaders.

• A pledge to grow your talent through quality CPD, including access to leadership development, with the support of our Trust and its Teaching School.

• A range of benefits and a commitment to staff wellbeing.

• Dedicated and caring staff If you are looking for a rewarding role where you can really make a difference, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! 

Visits and applications: The head teacher, Ciaran Mc Cann, would be delighted to meet you and talk about the opportunity, please email the office@napier-tkat.org to book a visit.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.







Information about the school

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 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:Lorrayne Sanders Business Manager
  • Address:Napier Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4HG
  • Telephone: 01634 574 920
  • Email: office@napier-tkat.org

Fax: 01634 581 797


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).