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Gray's Farm Primary Academy, Orpington, Kent

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary L18 (£66,659) – L24 (£76,680)

Job summary




‘Be the best you can be’ at Gray’s Farm 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?

Just 20 minutes by train into London, St Paul’s Cray is a dynamic and vibrant place to work and live with easy access to all that the City has to offer. Just 40 minutes south by car and you find yourself in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Gray’s Farm Primary Academy is a two-form primary school in Orpington and is one of six primaries within the City region of 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: https://www.graysfarm-tkat.org/

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: neil.small@tkat.org


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.

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School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 426 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Gray's Farm Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@tkat.org

About Gray's Farm Primary Academy

Gray’s Farm Primary Academy is a two-form primary school in Orpington and is one of six primaries within the City region of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

School location

Gray's Farm Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3AD