Thurnham CEI School


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: £59,581 - £69,031
Close date: 27th February 2023 at Midday
Date of Interviews: 13th & 14th March 2023
Position start date: September 2023

Are you an inspirational, outward-looking leader with the ability to build on our school’s strengths, delivering a compelling Christian vision where every pupil can flourish, inspiring our dedicated team to champion best practice? If so, we would love to hear from you!

The Governors of Thurnham Church of England Infant School, are looking to appoint a new Headteacher to our popular school in the picturesque village of Bearsted. The village has a mainline London station and access to the M20 motorway, providing good connections with London, the Kent coastline, Sussex and Essex.

We are looking for:

  • A visionary leader with the ability to think strategically, developing innovative ideas to set the future expectations of our school. 
  • Someone who has experience leading with integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity.
  • Ability to inspire all stakeholders to engage with the school’s vision, values and goals.
  • An excellent people-manager with outstanding teaching skills who has experience of successfully motivating and coaching staff to continually develop their skills and maximise their career potential.
  • A leader with the ability to exercise strategic, curriculum-led financial planning and management to ensure effective deployment of budgets and resources ensuring the school’s sustainability.
  • Someone who can sustain the school’s Christian ethos where everybody is valued and encouraged to flourish within a questioning, collaborative, creative and loving environment. 

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to lead on exciting projects including progressing the next stage of the school’s vision, development of the outside learning area and continuing to build staff wellbeing initiatives.
  • The chance to work with an excellent team of staff committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children.
  • A school with a good attendance record where children behave well and are motivated to learn.
  • A supportive and collaborative Governing Body. 
  • A school in a strong financial position.
  • Support, knowledge and continued professional development through the school’s links with the on-site Junior school, the headteacher local network of primary schools, local church and the Canterbury Diocese. 


                                                                                     Find out what our pupils are looking for here below!

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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