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Academy Principal

St Richard's Catholic Primary School

Castle Avenue



CT16 1EZ

Contact: 01304 201 118




Vacancy: Academy Principal (Full-time role)

Grade: L8 (£50,151) - L13 (£56,721)



St Richard's Primary, Dover is a Catholic primary academy and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent.  KCSP is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Academy Principal following the formation of an Executive Leadership structure at the school.


Reporting to the Executive Principal, the Academy Principal will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the academy and will lead a team that strive together for children under the academy's motto of 'Together towards excellence with Christ as our guide'.


The successful applicant will take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values and will be seen by our children, staff, parents, carers and the wider parish as the person directing their learning and as the academy's pastoral leader.  We are therefore seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this role.


St Richard's is an inclusive academy with dedicated staff, volunteers and Governors who work hard ensuring that every child is supported and challenged to be their very best. In an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and care, the St Richard's team works together in the spirit of the Gospel to serve the local community, wider parish and the Diocese as a whole.


St Richard's is a one-form primary academy located in Dover, serving the Parishes of Our Lady of Dover and The Good Shepherd, St Paul's Dover.  Its most recent denominational inspection in November 2018 judged it as 'Good' and its most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2017 also judged the academy to be 'Good' in all areas.


St Richard's and KCSP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and require all staff, volunteers and Governors to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check.


Please click here to view the full job description and person specification and to download an application form and all of the related documents. Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed and should be arranged via the School Business Manager, Andy Gretton, whose contact details are: agretton@st-richards.kent.sch.uk 


Please send your letter of application together with a completed Catholic Education Service (CES) Application Form, completed CES Recruitment Monitoring Form, CES Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form and CES Consent to Obtain References Form to the Executive Principal at: lhuotari@st-richards.kent.sch.uk


Your letter of application should be limited to 1,000 words maximum and should outline why you feel you are suited to this role, what you believe you can bring to the academy and also detail your experience to date, skill set and qualifications.


Closing date for applications: Friday 15th January 2021 at 9am

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 4th February 2021

Contact us - Please call 01622 232 662 or email office@kcsp.org.uk

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ