Martello Primary


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: L14 - L19
Close date: 20/02/2023 at 12:00PM
Date of Interviews: 23rd of February 2023
Position start date: April 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to appoint an inspirational, highly-motivated and dedicated Head of School at our unique primary school. This is a full-time, permanent position. 

The position would be ideal for a proven senior leader who is looking to take the next step in their career, in the knowledge that they will have support from an Executive Headteacher and that they will benefit from the many advantages of being part of a Multi-Academy Trust. 

Ideally the successful candidate will be able to commence the role in Term 5 (April 2023).

Salary: L14 - L19

Do you have significant expertise in teaching and learning, and the ability to ensure that all children access a first class education? 
Are you committed to ensuring pupils’ high academic achievement as well as outstanding personal development opportunities? 
Do you have the skills to lead colleagues effectively and facilitate excellent CPD?
Are you passionate about inclusive education and meeting the needs of every child?


We are looking for someone who will:

Have proven leadership experience, positively impacting on pupil outcomes and wellbeing
Build on the successes of our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted in March 2022
Understand how children learn best and a firm grounding in research-based practice
Apply best practice in inclusive education in order to meet the needs of children with a range of SEND needs
Have experience effectively coaching, mentoring & working alongside others to enhance practice across the school
Be able to confidently and calmly run the school and the SRP on a day-to-day basis
Employ excellent interpersonal skills, supporting colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team and improve provision
Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of pupils in an area of coastal disadvantage and fully embrace the diverse community
Be able to shape curriculum development to ensure that the curriculum offer effectively meets the needs of all pupils
Show optimism, positivity and ambition for the school, its pupils and the Trust

In return, we can offer:

Wonderful children with a desire to learn and achieve 
A hardworking and committed staff team and supportive governing body
A vibrant, diverse and inclusive school that makes for an inspiring place to work
The chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families, some of whom face significant challenges and disadvantage
Leadership development including opportunities to experience cross trust working as well as access to national professional qualifications
Support from an Executive Headteacher
Coaching and bespoke support from Trust and Regional leaders
A well-equipped and resourced school (it was newly built less than 7 years ago)
The support and expertise available from being part of a Multi Academy Trust, including excellent collaboration between the three primaries at all levels
Opportunity to be part of a growing organisation that put the community at its centre
A Trust that prioritises wellbeing for all, including staff
A competitive salary
Private healthcare through Benenden
Free electric car charging and electric car lease programme

We warmly encourage you to visit Martello so you can see what a wonderful place it is for yourself. Please contact Louise Lythgoe, Executive Headteacher, to make an appointment, via the school office on 01303 847540.  

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).

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