• SchoolHilltop Primary School
  • SalaryL14 – L24
  • Start Date1st September 2021
  • Closing DateWednesday 12th May 2021
  • InterviewsThursday 20th May 2021

Job Summary

Be the best you can be at Hilltop 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
primary school pupils?

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a flexible basis.

Hilltop Primary Academy is a three-form primary school in Crawley and is one of six primaries within the Central region of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). Hilltop is a ‘good’ school which has developed its curriculum and improved since its last Ofsted. 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.

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.

The Headteacher will be responsible for the leadership, organisation, management and
control of the School whilst working in partnership with key providers. You will be expected to promote and safeguard the welfare of the pupils for whom the School and governing body are responsible and those with whom they come into contact; to ensure a high-quality education for pupils and high standards of achievement. Headteachers are required to carry out the duties set out in Part 9 of the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document.

For more information about this role please contact:
Neil Small - 07734 602983,

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.

The TKAT vision
'Inspiring learners, changing lives'
A community of learners who share the mindset of success and are driven by the prospect of opportunity for all. An environment of aspiration, respect and openness, enabling staff and students to thrive.

The TKAT values
The TKAT family:

  • Works together inclusively
  • Respects and cares for each other
  • Has ambition and is aspirational for all.

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, please download and complete an Application Form and return it to which includes an outline of no more than 2 sides of A4, of what attracts you to Hilltop Primary Academy, your own values and how they relate to TKAT and the Academy values, and your qualities against the person specification. In addition, and again on no more than 2 sides of A4, outline how you would expect your success tohave impacted after 3 years, 1 year and your first term, referring to the Job Description.

Ditchling Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8QLT: 01293 534 314F: 01293 538 366
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