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Head of School - Full-time

Twydall Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2014-20L
  • Posted:20/01/2022
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L13 - 17
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 21st February 2022


We are a mainstream community school, which is part of the Rainham Mark Education Trust family of schools.  The Trust comprises of Rainham Mark Grammar School, Riverside Primary School and Twydall Primary School.  The key values held by our school community add to the success and inclusive nature of the school.  These are our 4 C’s, which are

Care, Courtesy, Consideration and Commitment.  The school has an integrated specialist provision for a small number of children with Physical Disabilities.

The Governing Body of Twydall Primary School are looking to appoint a Head of School and invite applications from qualified teachers with leadership experience who wish to join our unique, hard-working and inclusive school and who have the passion to inspire.

The successful applicant will work under the Executive Headteacher of the two Primary Schools within the Trust and become part of our Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will be a leading practitioner who has a proven track record of raising standards of achievement for all pupils including promoting high quality teaching, monitoring and assessment and the effective use of resources to encourage pupils to overcome barriers to become independent learners.  The successful candidate will be committed to providing support for children’s welfare, and to support the inclusion of all pupils in all aspects of school life.

As Head of School, you will be given the chance to coach, inspire and collaborate with our highly skilled and dedicated staff. You will be able to build upon the high quality teaching and learning across the school and enhance our broad, balanced and creative curriculum which is designed to engage all children, stimulate their curiosity and encourage a love of learning that will grow with them.  You will be able to lead by example, demonstrating an understanding of behaviour as a form of communication, whilst holding high expectations and supporting children to achieve.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a proven track record of inspiring and empowering those around them to raise standards
  • have high expectations of achievement and behaviour and believe that every child can succeed
  • have a clear vision to develop the school and the skills and determination to achieve this
  • have an excellent understanding of how to develop an effective primary curriculum
  • be committed to working in partnership with parents and the community to provide a safe and caring environment which allows pupils to develop socially, emotionally and academically

In turn we can offer:

  • the opportunity to work with RMET, a geographically local academy group, which strongly supports staff CPD and well-being
  • committed, happy, friendly and supportive staff
  • enthusiastic children

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS Check at the appropriate level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We encourage visits to see our school in action.  Please telephone 01634 231761 or e-mail williams-king.s@twydallprimary.org.uk to make an appointment.


Information about the school

Twydall Primary School and Nursery, part of the RMET (Rainham Mark Education Trust) family of Schools.

A nurturing school at the heart of its community,

We are a unique school, in which all pupils strive to be the very best they can be. We are a happy and motivated community, our inclusive ethos is built around Care, Courtesy, Consideration and Commitment (4 C’s).

All our work is underpinned by our highly qualified, dedicated and innovative specialist staff. We work with parents, Governors and Medway LA to provide a stimulating and rewarding education which goes beyond the classroom and contributes to our local community.

External verification clearly highlights Twydall Primary is rapidly moving forward on our journey to be rightly recognised as being a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted.

We are confident that our pupils are able to experience the joy of learning through our broad and engaging curriculum with specialist teaching support from Rainham Mark Grammar School. We are extremely aspirational for all members of our school community: we embrace life-long learning and are committed to extending our knowledge, developing our staff and all of our children.

Our curriculum intent is to increase each child’s cultural capital through:

Recognising children’s prior learning. Providing a specialist based teaching, which offers rich learning experiences connected through the skills of reading. Developing interpersonal skills, resilience, intellectual curiosity. Stretch, challenge and inspire. Developing a sense of passion and knowledge of their local area and communities. Experiencing the joy of learning through challenging enrichment opportunities.

Our curriculum Implementation is based around specialist teaching in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to deliver the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths and also for the teaching of the Foundation subjects of Science, Humanities and Art.

In EYFS our children learn through a mixture of child initiated play and direct teaching in small groups. The classroom environments are carefully set up to develop curiosity, independence and challenge. The development of language through rhyme and story-telling are a focus. Pupils are able to learn inside and outside across the sessions. RWI phonics is introduced in the nursery as a foundation for reception.

In Key Stage 1 children are registered in their home classrooms but then move for phonics, English and Maths lessons. All other subjects are taught in the home classrooms we recognising the need for children to develop their imaginations and learn through play we practice Continuous provision throughout Reception and Year 1 and 2 to encourage children’s development and encourage their natural curiosity.

We have a great deal of experience, specially trained staff and a superb Inclusion team who work hard with all families to ensure that all pupils receive the very best care, provision and expert help. The whole school benefits from having a broad intake including those with physical disabilities and complex medical needs.

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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).