Headteacher - Stowting CE Primary School
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Headteacher - Stowting CE Primary School - Kent

Group 1 £44,102 to £58,677 - Anglican - Head/Principal
Ref: 57 Date Posted: Friday 09 Feb 2018
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Headteacher

Employment type: Full-time
Salary: Group 1 £44,102 to £58,677
Close date: 2 March 2018 at Midday
Date of Interviews: 12 and 13 March 2018
Position start date: September 2018

Stowting Church of England Primary School is a small school with big dreams.

We are looking for a savvy and dynamic Headteacher to lead our school and take us to outstanding. Above all, we are looking for someone with drive and passion to ignite the minds of our children.

There is a real opportunity here to enhance our values, whilst installing a creative approach to school life and the day to day running of the school. Our children are our number one priority, and as our new Headteacher, you will develop the character of each child. Whilst we acknowledge that although every child is different, each child matters and therefore commit ourselves to creating an environment where all will flourish.

Benefiting from excellent relationships and teamwork, the school has a strong support system, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff members who you will have the opportunity to nurture and help to expose their full potential. There will be opportunities to work with the PTA on exciting projects around the school. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who constantly strives to improve performance through inspiring and leading others and wants to make impact. We welcome candidates who value our Christian ethos and can carry the school’s vision while contributing individual flair to our evolving school.

We positively encourage all potential applicants to come and visit us informally; we’d be delighted to show you around when the learning is in full flow.  

Please view additional information here.

To apply please complete the Application Form below and submit online.

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.





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