Hours of work: Full time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time
To apply for this position and request an application pack, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 30 April 2021
Shortlisting date: Wednesday 05 May 2021
Interview dates: Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 May 2021
Start Date: 01 September 2021
Buxted CE Primary School
About the role
Buxted Church of England Primary school is single form entry, thriving village school, set in the countryside close to the village of Buxted, and the larger town of Uckfield. It has a strong Christian ethos, with 189 happy, motivated children, who enjoy learning in the beautiful countryside setting.
South Ashdown Schools’ Federation is seeking to appoint an inspiring leader in the role of Headteacher at Buxted Church of England Primary School from September 2021. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Headteacher, who will champion the School’s vision and ethos to build an environment of excellence across the Federation; a candidate with a proven track record of strong leadership, and deep understanding of the current Head Teacher requirements, who will take the school to the next level in our journey towards educational excellence.
In federation with Bonners CE Primary School, the candidate will provide robust strategic leadership and direction in ensuring a child-centred approach to education that enables continuous and progressive improvement for all pupils’ learning, whilst ensuring the Christian Ethos runs through everything. Fostering confidence, ambition and motivation in staff, the candidate will promote and deliver a positive, comprehensive, exciting, and relevant learning experience for pupils, where teaching and learning will be consistently evolving and improving, whilst ensuring a positive staff team culture and support for continuous development.
Buxted CE Primary School has proudly served the catchment area of Buxted for over 150 years. Links with the community including St Margaret’s Church are strong, and flourishing. Central to all that we do is our distinctive church status. This is reflected within the curriculum, our caring and sharing attitude, and school vision of Inspire and Aspire.
Our school offers:
- A happy and stimulating environment where children are ready to tackle challenges to reach their potential.
- A culture where each child is helped to realise their potential.
- An education for pupils intellectually, socially, aesthetically, physical, spiritually and promote Christian values.
- An innovative, hard-working, and dedicated staff team.
- A Governing Body who takes their role seriously and are committed to excellence.
- Strong parental support and a proactive PTA.
- Excellent links with the Parish Church, the local community, and Bonners School as part of the South Ashdown Schools Federation.
- An attractive and caring work environment with strong co-operative relationships.
- A place where Christian values are embedded in school practice.
- An ambitious village school, striving for the best outcomes for children, staff, and the wider community.
The successful candidate will have:
- The best interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions.
- Strong, well-developed leadership and organisational skills.
- The ability to work strategically and collaboratively across our federation and with the local and wider school communities.
- The ability to build on success and manage change at pace.
- The ability to develop and sustain excellence in classroom practice.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a range of stakeholders
- Strategic financial skills.
- Kindness, empathy, and resilience.
- Commitment to the Christian ethos of the school.
For a recruitment pack please contact: Leadership.Recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk
Please note that recruitment packs for this vacancy will only be provided directly to an individual considering applying to our school for this opportunity. This school does not enter into business with Recruitment Agencies, or other commercial organisations, on behalf of their clients seeking employment.
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.
Buxted CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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.
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.