Head Teacher, Kent

Closing date:Expiring soon

Culverstone Green Primary SchoolKent

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 2 L15-L21 Currently £57,986-£67,183
Contract term: Permanent

Head Teacher
Culverstone Green Primary School

Leading the way in the pursuit of excellence: in the spirit of collaboration and inspiration, through a creative, inclusive and child-centred education

Culverstone Green is a one-form entry primary school in a beautiful village location and prides itself on providing a happy, caring and safe environment for all its pupils. The school moved into a new building in September 2017 and has fantastic grounds, resources and facilities. Children are inspired to be the best that they can be in all that they do, with high standards for academic performance, behaviour and wellbeing based on the core values of being caring, confident and creative. The dedication of staff, pastoral care, enthusiasm of pupils and support of parents were all recognised in the most recent short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as “Good”.

Culverstone Green Primary School was one of the two founding schools of The Pathway Academy Trust in 2015. There are now five schools within the Trust, creating many opportunities for collaborative working with support from both the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy CEO.

We are committed to finding the very best candidate to lead Culverstone Green as the current Head Teacher steps up to the role of full-time CEO and the school continues on its journey and builds on its success: someone who will lead by example with integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity, empowering all pupils and staff to succeed.

Before applying for this role, please ensure you have read all the relevant information. The job description and person specification will be used by the selection panel to shortlist your application, so think carefully about the criteria for this role and demonstrate in your application how you fulfil all the requirements.


The Pathway Academy Trust, an equal opportunities employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. The Trust provides all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to providing reasonable adjustments to individuals with disabilities.


The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. There is a requirement for the successful applicant to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The Trust is also committed to ensuring that it meets the requirements of the Disclosure and Barring Service and DfE in relation to the processing, handling and security of Disclosure information and pre-employment checks.


Canvassing of any member of the school’s Local Governing Body or The Pathway Academy Trust Board for appointment disqualifies the applicant.

Informal discussion:

If you would like an informal discussion with Ruth Doughty (CEO of the Trust and current Head Teacher of Culverstone Green Primary School), Nicole Caulfield (Deputy CEO) or Andrya Norris (Trust Business Manager) regarding the post, please contact them via the school office: office@cgps.kent.sch.uk


If you are shortlisted, references will be requested prior to interview.

To apply:

Complete the application form online on TES by 5pm on 15th April 2020. To go to the application form please click on the Apply button below.

Interviews: 21st & 22nd April
Job start: September 2020


Appointments to visit the school can be made through the office by emailing office@cgps.kent.sch.uk

Further information:

For further information about the and Trust, please see the websites:

More about Culverstone Green Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Wrotham Road, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 0RF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1732 822568