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Headteacher - Job share role

Vacancy: Headteacher Job Share (Part-time role, 3 days per week)

Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Northfleet, Kent

Grade: L14 - L21 (pro-rata)


Are you a practising Catholic? Are you passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for children? Are you a creative and strong leader with the vision and ability to inspire and positively motivate a team? If the answer to these questions is yes, then our Trust would love to hear from you! 


The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent. Currently a MAT comprising 26 schools (21 primary and 5 secondary), our Trust is seeking to appoint a dynamic and innovative Headteacher for one of our wonderful schools - St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, from September 2024.  


St Joseph’s is a one-form entry primary school located in Northfleet, serving the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption and the local area; it is an inclusive school in which every pupil is supported and challenged to be their very best and encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually. St Joseph’s is graded as an ’Outstanding’ school, both by Ofsted (2023) and for its denominational inspection (2020).


Reporting to the Area School Improvement Partner, the Headteacher will work with the existing Headteacher to build upon and further develop the excellent work that is already taking place at the school and will be responsible for its day-to-day leadership and management three days per week, leading a highly skilled and enthusiastic team that strive together to provide a loving and caring community for all children.


The successful applicant will also take a joint lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values, and will be seen by pupils, parents and carers, and the wider parish as the person directing their learning, and as the school’s pastoral leader.  We are therefore seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this role. For appointment to reserved posts in a school or academy trust, a ‘practising Catholic’ is to be defined as someone who has been sacramentally initiated into the Catholic Church and who adheres to those substantive life choices which do not impair them from receiving the sacraments of the Church and which will not because be in any way detrimental or prejudicial to the religious ethos and character of the school. Inspired by the Gospel and sustained by God’s grace, a ‘practising Catholic’ will give sincere external expression to their interior faith through specific religious, moral and ethical behaviour which is in accordance with the teaching of Christ and the Catholic Church.


Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and will give you the opportunity to see all that this friendly and engaging setting has to offer. Please contact the school’s office directly on 01474 533 515 if you would like to arrange a visit.


You can view the full job description for this role and download an application form and all of the related documents at the bottom of this page.


Closing date for applications: 28 June 2024 @ midday

Interviews:  Week commencing 01 July 2024

Start date: 01 September 2024


Please send your letter of application and related application documents directly to Patrina Begley, Area School Improvement Partner, c/o:


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


St Joseph’s Primary and KCSP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and require all staff, helpers and governance committee members to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and a section 128 check.

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