Employment type: Full-time
Salary: £52,723 - £62,570
Close date: 06th December 2021 at Midday
Date of Interviews:11th & 12th January 2021
Position start date: April 2022
We are seeking an inspirational, outward looking Headteacher who has the drive and enthusiasm to take up this exciting opportunity of leading our happy, ambitious and welcoming federation of two schools.
Our two village schools stand at the heart of our neighbouring rural communities. Chislet and Hoath are located in the countryside, 7 miles from both Canterbury and Herne Bay. We have an annual intake of 15 children to each of the schools, both of which are often over-subscribed.
As a Church of England School, Chislet CE Primary School is committed to providing a curriculum and learning environment that supports our Christian ethos and values with the vision, ‘a journey of learning for all, withing God’s guiding hands.’
At Hoath Primary School we are committed to supporting, nurturing, and guiding all children on their individual learning journeys.
We believe that every child can be successful, and we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced leader who will deliver our visions and build upon our innovative and wide curriculum and our schools’ sense of family.
Our Governors are knowledgeable, skilled and committed to supporting the Headteacher and the whole school community in working towards the goals of the schools. Along with our experienced staff teams we are all dedicated to constantly improving the performance of the Schools.
We are looking for:
- someone with strong and clear leadership who has confidence to explore school improvement initiatives
- who is dedicated to driving and embedding vision through clear and coherent strategy
- will encourage all to engage with our school’s vision, values and goals all of which will impact on our school’s development
- an individual with experience in managing the schools’ budgets
a dedicated professional who is innovative, inspirational and able to motivate staff and children; with a dynamic personality and excellent people management and communication skills
- has a commitment to strategic thinking and planning to ensure that each child and member of staff flourishes, ensuring they feel valued and supported
- promoting our SIAMs strategy to raise our church school profile at Chislet
- someone who will promote the existing relationships between the schools, other organisations, including the Diocese of Canterbury, the local church, and the wider community
What we can offer:
- two friendly, inclusive, family school communities
- a caring and nurturing environment where every child is known
- schools that specialise in promoting a wider curriculum, including Forest Schools
- a dedicated and experienced staff team who are constantly striving to improve the performance of our schools
- a governing body who encourage and actively support the schools, staff and their professional development
- supportive and active PTFAs and wider local community, including local church
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).