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Headteacher: St Edward's Primary

St Edward’s Catholic Primary School New Road

Sheerness, Kent

ME12 1BW

Contact: 01795 662 708


Vacancy: Headteacher

Grade: Up to L21 (£72,483)
(plus generous relcoation package for exceptional candidate)


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 25 schools (20 primary and 5 secondary), our Trust is seeking to appoint a dynamic and innovative Headteacher for one of our wonderful schools - St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, from September 2024.  


St Edward’s is a one form entry primary school serving the Parish of Ss Henry & Elizabeth in Sheerness 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 Edward’s is graded as a ’Good’ school both by Ofsted and for its denominational inspection. The school is situated on the historic Isle of Sheppey on the beautiful Kent coast, with easy links to London, Canterbury, Ashford International, and Dover.


Reporting to the Area School Improvement Partner, the Headteacher will 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, leading a highly skilled and enthusiastic team that strive together for children under the school’s motto of “Respect, Trust, Love, Achieve, Kindness, Forgiveness”.


The successful applicant will also take the 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.


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 01795 662 708 if you would like to arrange a visit for September.


At the bottom of this page you can view the full job description and person specification for this role, and also download an application form together with all of the related documents.


Closing date for applications: Midday on 19 February 2024

Interviews to be held during the week commencing: 26 February 2024

Start date: September 2024


Please send your letter of application and related application documents directly to Sarah McBennett, Director of Education (Primary), 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 academy and detail your experience to date, skill set and qualifications.


St Edward’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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