Riverhead Infants' School


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: £57,890 to £65,310
Close date: 10th January 2022 @ Midday
Date of Interviews: 20th & 21st January 2022
Position start date: April 2022 or September 2022

An exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced leader has arisen at Riverhead Infants’ School. Are you an inspirational and innovative leader with strong interpersonal skills who strives for excellence with enthusiasm and a passion for learning? We want to hear from you...

Riverhead Infants’ School is a popular, welcoming and inclusive three form entry school, set in beautiful grounds with excellent indoor and outdoor learning facilities. We are very proud of our award winning, state of the art building which provides a stimulating and enabling learning environment for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

As our Headteacher, 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. A successful and flourishing school, we understand the need to continuously progress and adapt to our children’s abilities, personalities and talents, as required, and to external influences and changes.

We value and encourage our staff’s teaching and wellbeing and we strive to continuously improve, through challenge, analysis and self-evaluation, whilst taking into consideration work-life balance. We are supportive of teachers seeking excellence and provide opportunities for all staff to develop their own skills and subject knowledge. We recognise and respect the different experiences, ideas and backgrounds the school community brings to the school and the education of our children.   As we move into the future, we will work with you to ensure you are provided with a range of school improvement challenges (including the provision of a new school hall) to stimulate and fulfil your career ambitions, in a warm and caring community environment where staff, governors and the PTA support each other. 

You will have the chance to work collaboratively with our linked junior school and other schools.  As an active member of the Sevenoaks Partnership of Primary Schools, you will have the opportunity to further develop your leadership skills and learn from others.  

You will be welcomed and supported by an efficient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic governing body who are committed to the school’s vision, values and school improvement goals. 

We are excited about the next chapter for our school.  All we need now is you.

We look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful school community and invite you to come and visit the school so you can see for yourself what a unique opportunity this is.

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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