St Mary's Catholic Primary School

This is our school, let peace dwell here

St Mary's Catholic Primary School Wider Opening Risk Assessment Thinking of Joining Us In 2021

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

This is our school, let peace dwell here






Class Teacher - Full-time


  • Ref:                      KCC886-3715-105T
  • Posted:                06/05/2021
  • Pay:                     MPS
  • Start Date:          1st September 2021
  • App Close Date:18/05/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:         26th May 2021


Looking for a career and not just a job?  Then look no further. We have a fantastic opportunity to join Kent Catholic Schools Partnership at St Mary’s Whitstablea stunning school in a fabulous location. We are offering an exciting opportunity; a challenge with the chance to become a leader of the future, whilst supporting you to develop your teaching career through high quality CPD including national qualifications such as the NPQML.Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership, a Multi-Academy Trust, provides excellent opportunities to move between its schools to share best practice and enhance your career. Applications will be welcomed from experienced staff and NQTs


Staff benefits include:

  • A friendly and collaborative child centred approach to education
  • Access to high quality CPD
  • Opportunities to work across our hub with our partner schools St Gregory's in Margate and St Joseph’s in Broadstairs.


In return we are looking for someone committed to the Catholic ethos and dedicated to giving our children the most magnificent start to their education.KCSP schools are renowned for their excellent pastoral care, well-behaved children who are eager to learn, supportive parents with high expectations, traditional values and strong teaching. We are extremely proud of our children and welcome applications from those willing to experience the joy of learning and growing with us in the pursuit of excellence.


The successful candidate can expect:

  • A warm welcome from our supportive community
  • A competitive salary
  • Professional development
  • Fantastically supportive colleagues
  • A Leadership Team who carefully consider work life balance implications of their policies and strategy
  • Enthusiastic, confident, happy and caring children, who are always eager to learn.


If you can make learning fun yet challenging, inspire young minds and meet the needs of every child then we would love to hear from you.Due to current Covid Restrictions we are encouraging visits after school hours but know you will see for yourself what a wonderful, welcoming and friendly school we are.

Please contact the school office to arrange a visit on (01227) 272692

Michele Blunt (Academy Principal)


Applications close on 18th May at 12 noon

Interview Dates: week beginning May 24th


St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is a two form entry primary school situated in the stunning seaside town of Tankerton, on the outskirts of Whitstable. You will be joining us at a time when we have redeveloped our curriculum to ensure high standards and creativity for all of our children. This is a great opportunity to develop your career within a lively, friendly and supportive school.  As part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership we are lucky to be able to access high quality professional development and being part of a family of schools enables us opportunities to learn, grow and develop together. We are looking for a teacher who is sympathetic to our Catholic values and ethos and who demonstrates commitment and passion to ensure our children strive to be the best they can be. In addition, the skills and ability to work as part of a team to secure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.



Academy Principal


St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Northwood Road

Whitstable, Kent



Vacancy: Academy Principal (Full-time role)

Grade: L11 ( £52,643 ) to L15 ( £57,986 )


St Mary’s Primary, Whitstable is a Catholic primary academy and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent.  Currently a MAT comprising 24 academies (19 primary and 5 secondary), KCSP is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Academy Principal from September 2021 due to the promotion of the current post-holder. 


Reporting to the Executive Principal, the Academy Principal will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the academy and will lead a team that strive together for children under the academy’s values of “ Joy, Courage, Honesty, Excellence & Community”.


The successful applicant will take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values, and will be seen by pupils, parents and carers, and the wider parish as the person directing their learning, and as the academy’s pastoral leader.  We are therefore seeking to appoint a practicing Catholic to this role.


St Mary’s, Whitstable is an inclusive academy. Its dedicated staff, helpers and Governors work hard to ensure that every student is supported and challenged to be their very best. In an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and care, the St Mary’s team works together in the spirit of the Gospel to serve the local community, wider parish and the Diocese as a whole. Through mutual respect, responsibility and self-discipline each individual is encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually so that unique and positive contributions can be made to society and the world.


St Mary’s Whitstable is a two-form primary academy located in Whitstable, serving the Parish of Our Lady Immaculate, Whitstable and the local area.  Its most recent denominational inspection in November 2016 judged it as ‘Good’ and its most recent Ofsted inspection in April 2018 also judged the academy to be ‘Good’ in all areas.


Academy visits: welcomed by arrangement

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th May 2021

Shortlisted candidates to be notified by Monday 24th May 2021

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th May 2021


To discuss the role in more detail and request an application pack and arrange a visit, please call Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or email:


St Mary’s, Whitstable and KCSP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and require all staff, helpers and Governors to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check.