• SchoolNorthdown Primary School
  • Salary£49,529 - £68,175 L8 to L21 in line with the candidate’s skills and experience.
  • Start DateJanuary 2021, or earlier if possible
  • Closing DateThursday 28th May 2020
  • Interviewsw/c 1st June 2020

Job Summary

Learning and Growing Together at Northdown Primary Academy.

Do you have the skills and ambition to rise to a challenge? 

Are you someone who has high expectations and a desire to improve the life chances of pupils in Thanet? 

The seaside town of Margate, on the Southeast coast, must be one of the most up and coming areas in the country right now as more small independent shops and cafes have started moving in. Margate is an arty hipster heaven with fantastic links to London. You can be in town in 90 minutes.

Northdown Primary Academy is a two form primary school in Margate and is one of five Thanet primaries within The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). We are currently seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Headteacher who will build on the school’s existing strengths, to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team that is passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences.

Our academies are pivotal in ensuring our children get the best start in life, no matter what their background. As part of the TKAT network, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to an excellent education and real choices in life.

To find out more about the school, please visit:

For this role, you will have demonstrable school leadership and management skills and experience, a commitment to professional development, and the personal qualities to build strong relationships with all stakeholders including parents, governors and colleagues at all levels.

Working for TKAT:

Leadership within TKAT schools requires passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

For an informal discussion and find out more about this opportunity, please contact Neil Small (Senior Primary Schools Director) by email at:


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

How To Apply

To apply for this vacancy please download and complete a TKAT application form. Once complete please send it to:

Tenterden Way, Margate, Kent, CT9 3RET: 01843 226 077F: 01843 222 341
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