Head Teacher



Kymbrook and Thurleigh Primary Schools Federation



Bedford Borough



Salary Scale:   Group 2 School, range £46,799 – £63,779   



actual salary determined based upon experience


Are you looking for a supportive team and children with great potential? If so, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. The governors, staff and children of Kymbrook and Thurleigh Primary Schools Federation are seeking to appoint a Head Teacher with the drive and vision to lead, inspire and further develop our friendly and caring rural schools. We are looking for an aspirational, enthusiastic candidate to take our schools forward, building on recent strong progress following a period of interim Headship and an Interim Executive Board (IEB).
Kymbrook and Thurleigh Primary Schools are located close together in two small rural villages to the north of Bedford. They are recognised as providing a caring and nurturing environment, a broad curriculum, a range of outdoor learning resources and a dedicated team of fully committed hard-working staff. We believe that this post represents a real opportunity for the right candidate. Both schools have excellent capacity for further improvement and seek an energetic leader who will continue to build on the schools’ successes and achievements so far whilst maintaining the momentum of change to primary school status.

Governors warmly invite applications from candidates who will: 


  • Be an innovative, knowledgeable and strategic leader with a vision for excellence who leads with integrity and builds strong relationships which inspire and enthuse the whole school community.
  • Provide clear and determined leadership, with a strong focus on inclusive teaching which meets the needs of all our children and a commitment to driving the highest standards of teaching, learning, performance, attainment, personal development and behaviour.
  • Continue to build on the many strengths of the schools, enhancing the impact on learning and achievement, promoting success at every level.  
  • Be an experienced Primary Phase Leader, with evidence of positive whole school impact, who is committed to their own and others’ professional development. 
  • At the next Ofsted inspections, secure a 'good' outcome for Kymbrook and at least maintain a ’good’ judgement for Thurleigh.
  • Ensure that the school has robust systems for safeguarding 

What we can offer you:


  • An opportunity to lead and develop two schools at the heart of their local communities,
  • Children who love learning and live the school values
  • A school community seeking to create excellence
  • An enthusiastic, capable and motivated staff team
  • A commitment to CPD
  • Excellent support from the IEB/ Governing Board and Bedford Borough Local Authority, including the School Improvement Officer
  • A fully comprehensive Induction Programme which incorporates support and mentorship from an experienced Headteacher (a Local or National Leader of Education)
  • An active and supportive ‘Friends’ group
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Headteacher or an aspiring Senior Leader who will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, management and communication skills.
Application packs are downloadable from the school websites.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and are available 17th-20th April 2018 by appointment. To arrange a visit please contact, Rachel Bates, School Business Manager on 01234 376266 or via email r.bates@ktfederation.co.uk

Please send a completed application form and a covering letter, as detailed in the application pack. Your covering letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 (point 11). Closing date 12 noon Monday 23rd April 2018

Please see our download section for recruitment pack and application form .