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Head of School - Juniors (Ashdown Primary School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/9689
  • Published: Fri 31/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 21/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £50,026 - £57,986 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN6 2NT

Job introduction

Hours of work: Full-time teacher hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Monday 21 September 2020 at noon

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Ashdown Primary School
Herne Road
East Sussex

Phone: 01892 655846
Email: office@ashdown.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: https://www.ashdown.e-sussex.sch.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

About the role

Head of School (Juniors)


Ashdown Primary School in Crowborough is looking for a Head of School for the Junior Site from Easter 2021 or sooner.

We are a two form entry, split site school, with an OfSTED rating of good (2018).

We value every child for what they are and prepare them for everything they could be.

We need a new Head of School to lead our Junior Site. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Junior Site (KS2). You will work alongside the Head of School for the Infant Site, under the leadership of our “hands on” Executive Headteacher, Mrs Kate Owbridge.

This job promises all the things that are great about headship:

1) Enabling great children to achieve.

2) Shaping your own staff.

3) Collaborating with strong governors.

4) Working with supportive parents.

5) Making your mark in a school that is going places.

You will have the freedom to run your own site, as well as having responsibility for assessment and staff CPD across the whole school (EYFS, KS1 & KS2), but with the comfort of knowing the buck stops with the Executive Head!

Visits to the school are very strongly encouraged and tours will be with the Exec Head. Please note that the school is currently closed for the summer holidays, so we will be unable to respond to applications until Thursday 3 September 2020.

Ashdown Primary School commits and expects its staff to commit to East Sussex County Council’s Equal Opportunities policies.

Ashdown Primary School also takes its safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously and is committed to keeping children safe. This post is subject to satisfactory references, DBS checks, and questions will be asked at interview and of referees as to the suitability of candidates to work with children.

Additional information

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Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/9689
  • Published: Fri 31/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 21/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £50,026 - £57,986 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN6 2NT