Headteacher, Medway

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Twydall Primary School and NurseryMedway

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L21 (£65,384) to L27 (£74,985)
Contract term: Permanent

The Trustees of Rainham Mark Education Trust and the governors of Twydall Primary School are looking for a creative, dynamic and visionary Head Teacher to lead this large urban primary school in the Medway Towns in the next stage of its journey towards becoming an excellent school.

We are seeking to appoint a head teacher who:

  • Has a proven track record for effective leadership, creating an environment of continual school improvement
  • Is committed to the flourishing of all pupils, including those who come to Twydall with significant disadvantage or disabilities
  • Recognises excellence in teaching, and knows how to mentor and develop a staff team so that all are encouraged and equipped to meet this standard
  • Inspires colleagues and creates a collaborative culture, where all staff have opportunities to flourish, continue to develop their skills and take a full part in the school’s progression
  • Has a clear understanding of the latest developments in Primary Education, including the new Ofsted framework, and the strategic capabilities to implement necessary change
  • Can work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including the Local Governing Board, the Trustees and senior staff of Rainham Mark Education Trust and headteachers of other Trust schools

In return we can offer:

  • A happy, settled school environment, for pupils and staff
  • A parent body who are increasingly supportive of the school and their children’s learning
  • A large, well equipped school site with abundant space for creative learning
  • A Governing Body committed to supporting the Senior Leadership Team in the continual raising of standards through the school
  • The backing of the Trust, through joint administration and the provision of excellent specialist teaching


We strongly recommend a tour of the School to fully realise this excellent opportunity that this post affords. For further information or for an informal discussion with the Chair of Governors about this position, please contact Peter Jacobs on 01634 799 708 to arrange a call back. Visits to the school have been scheduled for Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th, Monday 21st or Thursday 24th January to book a time, please contact Peter Jacobs on 01634 799 708.

Application Information

For an application pack, please email peter.jacobs@kapehr.co.uk or call 01634 799708.

Closing date:  Monday 28th January 2019 at 10am

Shortlisting date: Tuesday 29th January 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Wednesday 30th January 2019
Interviews will be held on: Monday 4th February 2019
School website: www.twydallprimary.org.uk



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More about Twydall Primary School and Nursery
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Twydall Lane, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 231 761
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Twydall Primary School and Nursery is part of the RMET (Rainham Mark Education Trust) family of Schools, a geographical local academy group.

At Twydall Primary school, we foster a shared vision of Excellence for All in line with our motto ‘Inclusive ...