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Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager (Ringmer Primary and Nursery School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/495/14380
  • Published: Fri 21/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 17/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 26
  • Salary: £43,251 - £51,402 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN8 5LL

Job introduction

Hours of work: 26 hours per week (0.8fte)
Working pattern: Part-time

Closing date: Thursday 17 June 2021

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Ringmer Primary and Nursery School, Harrisons Lane, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5LL
Phone: (01273 812 463
Email: office@ringmerprimary.school
Website: www.ringmerprimary.school
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

Ringmer Primary and Nursery School is a one and a half form entry primary school positioned on the edge of the South Downs National Park, near Lewes. The school was extended in 2016 providing us with a wonderful learning environment; we are situated in fantastic grounds that promote multiple opportunities for outdoor learning and provide excellent access to sporting facilities.

Ofsted 2019 "Leaders place the well-being of pupils at the heart of the school. Staff are trained thoroughly to care for pupils and to look out for their best interests. Pupils in turn trust staff, and this creates a happy, respectful learning community."

We require an outstanding Inclusion Manager and Deputy Headteacher 0.8fte to join our Senior Leadership Team who are dedicated to making a difference and delivering our vision of first class provision for all.  To start in September 2021 or January 2021.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Exercise a key role in assisting the Headteacher and Governors with the strategic development of Inclusion policy/ provision. 
  • Support all staff in understanding the needs of SEN pupils and ensure the objectives to develop SEN are reflected in the school improvement plan. 
  • Have a National award for SEN Co-ordination, is working towards to completing it (note: this is a requirement under the SEND code of practice), or qualified before this was a requirement.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and has a thorough understanding of SEND procedures including the EHCP process and other related applications.
  • Have experience of working with the LA and outside agencies to support children and parents/carers.
  • Evidence of a commitment to getting the best outcomes for pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school through the swift identification of barriers to learning for pupils and experience of implementing plans to mitigate these.
  • Have the ability and clear focus to maintain and raise standards throughout the curriculum and have high expectations of children’s engagement and attitudes to learning, behaviour and outcomes in all aspects of school life.
  • Is passionate about providing the best possible provision for children with additional needs and about making a difference to children’s life chances.
  • Is a strong team-player, is self-motivated and relentless in the pursuit of excellent outcomes for our school community: is able to form positive relationships with the whole school community and work collaboratively with colleagues both internally and externally.
  • Be able to support other team members to become outstanding practitioners.
  • Be able to hold others to account to ensure high standard. 

We will offer you:

  • A strong, committed and collaborative leadership team including senior and middle leaders with a distributed leadership model.
  • A cohesive senior leadership team who are supportive, nurturing, energetic, innovative and who laugh lots together.
  • Well behaved, happy and enthusiastic learners who love to learn.
  • A happy working environment with a positive and inclusive ethos.
  • Hands on and knowledgeable governing body
  • An engaged village community and parent body
  • A commitment to your ongoing CPD: opportunities for professional and personal development 
  • More information about the school is available on our website.

To start in September 2021 or January 2022

Closing Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021

If you think you have all the above skills, we would like to hear from you and welcome you to our school.

The Headteacher would love to meet anyone who is interested in joining our team, to provide a socially distance tour of the school and to discuss the opportunity.

Please contact Kelly Cheesley on 01273 812463 in the school office to make an appointment.

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.

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/495/14380
  • Published: Fri 21/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 17/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 26
  • Salary: £43,251 - £51,402 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN8 5LL