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Principal (Cuckmere House School, part of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/13614
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £70,475 to £81,942 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN25 4BA

Job introduction

Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Monday 17 May 2021, noon

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

Cuckmere House School
Eastbourne Road
East Sussex
BN25 4BA

Phone:        01323 893319
Email:         recruitment@sabden.org.uk
Website:     www.sabden.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

Principal - Cuckmere House

  • Full-time, Permanent
  • Leadership pay range
  • L22 £70,745 to L28 £81,942 p.a.

A unique opportunity has arisen for the post of Principal at Cuckmere House School in Seaford East Sussex.

Cuckmere House School is an ‘Outstanding’ all-through special school that makes provision for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs (key stage 1-4).  

Cuckmere House School is a vibrant, aspirational and diverse school. The school includes a primary Flexible Learning Provision (FLP) for pupils at risk of exclusion or have been excluded from mainstream school and a specialist ASD facility in its second year of operation, this facility is based half a mile from the main school site.  Cuckmere is also linked to an educational facility within a secure residential establishment in Hailsham.

Cuckmere House is part of The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, which provides specialist education in East Sussex to young people with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. The Trust consists of three SEMH special schools, a new vocational alternative provision free school and a Pupil Referral Service.  The Trust is also in the pre-opening phase of opening a new SEMH Free School on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. SABDEN is a supportive employer committed to creating a warm, caring, stable, supportive environment in which staff and pupils feel safe.

Cuckmere House School is a unique school to be part of; it is committed to ensuring that each child can access the highest possible standard of education and where they can be supported to better manage their behaviour, emotional and mental health needs.  Cuckmere House provides an engaging learning environment that encourages learners to become independent and self-motivated.  Through its skilled staff, the team builds strong and supportive relationships with pupils and their parents/carers, which creates an excellent foundation to work together. This helps to achieve the schools aim of ensuring that each young person can learn and develop the skills to be able to engage purposefully in their education and, as they move through the school, be able to make well-informed choices about their future and therefore contribute positively to their community.

Cuckmere House offers an outstanding curriculum within engaging classroom environments, which promote well-being and independence. Regular outdoor and off site activities enrich the broad and balanced curriculum and enable pupils to thrive within school and their community. Personalised plans, consistent practice and expert staff enable pupils to gradually self-manage their behaviour and develop skills to engage fully in their educational offer. Safeguarding processes are rigorous and ensure pupils are safe and well cared for. All staff strive to continuously improve outcomes for all pupils, both in their academic studies and in their personal development. Robust attendance mechanisms are in place and increasing attendance for the hardest to reach pupils is an ongoing priority.

The new Principal will join the school and Trust at an exciting time of change with the appointment of new SABDEN CEO. The new Principal will work closely with the new CEO, the Executive Leadership Team and School Senior Leadership Team to further develop and strengthen the work and reach of the school in securing outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of outstanding teaching, leadership & management experience and a comprehensive understanding of SEMH needs. They will have the ability to inspire and develop skilled staff, hold staff to account and to maintain a supportive and aspirational culture within the school. They will be solution focussed, resilient and an exceptional communicator. They will have the ability to demonstrate high-level organisation and operational management skills. 

The successful candidate will be able to confidently analyse and act upon data, both internal and national to maintain and continuously develop the highest quality of education for Cuckmere House pupils. They will be astute with sound evaluative and development planning skills. The successful candidate will be inspirational, influential and committed to working as part of a small but growing specialist Multi-Academy Trust. 

The new Principal will be accountable to The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust working closely under the guidance and with the support of the CEO and Executive Leadership Team.

For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: http://www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies

If you would like to find our more information, interested candidates are invited to contact Jo Foulkes (Assistant CEO and CEO Designate) via jo.foulkes@sabden.org.uk or on 07841 212737.

The closing date for completed applications is by 12 noon, Monday 17th May 2021.

Please send completed applications to recruitment@sabden.org.uk

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity'.

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/1360/13614
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £70,475 to £81,942 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN25 4BA