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Assistant Headteacher

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/43239/13595
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: Teacher Leadership Scale
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN10 8RB

Job introduction

Hours of work: 32.5 Hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Friday 7th May

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

Peacehaven Community School
Greenwich Way, 
Peacehaven, 
East Sussex,
BN10 8RB

Phone:   01273 581100
Email:     pcs-enquiries@swale.at
Website: phcs.org.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

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher who is experienced, dynamic and has excellent leadership skills. The role will be both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. We are looking for a successful and passionate leader to take up this fantastic opportunity.

As Assistant Headteacher, you will work alongside the Head of School, Executive Headteacher and supportive SLT to build on our current achievements, taking the school on to the next stage of its development. This is an excellent opportunity for a leader who wants to develop their career in an exciting and supportive environment.

Peacehaven Community School (PCS) is a Swale Academies Trust (SAT) School and we welcome applications from teachers who want to develop their careers and explore the opportunities that working within an established academy trust can bring. SAT has a proud history of supporting non­ selective schools to out-perform grammar schools in Kent. Here in East Sussex, the Trust is applying those same principles to areas where students have not had the advantages given to their peers in more affluent areas.

At PCS, we promote self-confidence and belief, supporting our students to face the challenges that future life brings, alongside an awareness and understanding of the values of our society and other cultures. Achievement is a focus for all within an inclusive and supportive school community. We develop confident, happy, ambitious students who take pride in their learning and flourish. Students will be socially aware and leave our school being academically successful, having the skills and qualities to face new challenges.

PCS is a fully inclusive school with a Special Facility for students with a Speech, Language and Communication Specialism. There is a higher than average% of students with SEND need throughout the school and we offer Small Group Access Teaching to students where required.

We look to instil Aspire, Believe and Achieve throughout our school community. We achieve this by enhancing the hopes of our students by inspiring a sense of craftsmanship, re-drafting and improving what we do, aiming for excellence and pride in our work. Self-confidence comes from the ability to succeed, even though the journey may have been difficult.
We encourage our students to have strategies to see through problems and complete the task together as part of a community. As our students gain in self-confidence they raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and reap the rewards of doing this. We want our students to rise to challenges and perform at their best, this will then give them solid foundations for their future
careers beyond PCS.

We provide constant, high quality CPD and all staff are passionate about sharing good practice.
If you are looking for an opportunity that will excite and challenge you, and have boundless energy and resilience, then we look forward to receiving your application. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS & 2 references will be requested.

Peacehaven Community School is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Peacehaven Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake, or currently hold a DBS enhanced clearance.

Our Recruitment Pack, which includes the Job Description and Person Specification, and application forms are all available form:
http://www.phcs.org.uk/school/vacancies & https://www.swale.at/ vacancies

Completed applications can be emailed to liz.fulker@swale.at or by post to: Liz Fulker, Lead Admin Officer, PCS Greenwich Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex BN10 8RB.
Applications can also be made via TES.com  Please note, we cannot accept CVs.  

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Liz Fulker, Lead Admin Officer at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post  liz.fulker@swale.at address and 01273 581100
If I am successful in gaining an interview, how will this occur during the current COVID-19 pandemic?
Due to the current situation we may plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invite.
Our advice would be that those who were successful in gaining an interview should prepare as they would for a face to face and dress smart casual. We will allow plenty of time to ensure that you are able to answer our questions in full and you will not be judged if you are having problems with your technology.
We will leave plenty of opportunity for questions at the end of the interview, and we will spend lots of time talking and unpicking your answers. Please come prepared to share anything you’d like that we didn’t cover, or any questions you have about it. We really appreciate your adaptability in these unprecedented times.

Interview Date: Week Commencing 10th May 2021

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Head of School: Darren Warner-Swann

Additional information

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.

The Academy 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 an 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: ACAD/TP/43239/13595
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: Teacher Leadership Scale
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN10 8RB