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Headteacher - Full-time

Bethersden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC2278-26L
  • Posted:13/04/2012
  • Pay:L8 - L14
  • Start Date:Sep 2012
  • App Close Date:02/05/2012 at 12:00
  • Interviews:23rd & 24th May 2012


Owing to the appointment of our present Headteacher to a larger school, 115 enthusiastic children and everyone else connected with this small community primary school are seeking to welcome an inspiring, creative and strategic leader.

Bethersden is an attractive village in rural Kent situated midway between Tenterden and the rapidly-expanding town of Ashford. In 2011 the school produced excellent KS2 results and the key leadership challenge is to maintain the school’s upward momentum.

The school holds a much-valued place in the village community and it has a healthy social mix. Many children join the school after attending the separate on-site playschool provision. The staff team are energetic and dedicated to maximising the potential of each child and in the process aim to give them a respect for others and a real passion for learning.

A recent review conducted by the local authority as preparation for our impending Ofsted inspection (our last Ofsted inspection was in June 2009) concluded that “Bethersden Primary School is a happy and purposeful place where the children feel safe and where they are supported in their learning.” The successful candidate will need to build on this and be prepared to take a ‘hands-on’ approach to innovation.

Appointment from September 2012 or January 2013.

For more information and an application pack please visit our microsite.

Information about the school

We are a small village primary school of 5 classes, between Ashford and Tenterden who have received a good grading in our most recent Ofsted inspection (March 2014).

Our large site has extensive grounds, which includes a gardening area and large playing field.

We have a friendly, supportive staff who work seamlessly together as a team, ensuring every child reaches their full potential through a core focus on quality first teaching.

As a team we are passionate about supporting academic success for each individual pupil through sustained pastoral and inclusive practice.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sophie Burton
  • Address:Brook House, Reeves Way, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SS
  • Telephone: 01227 598763
  • Email: sophie.burton@kent.gov.uk
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.