Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Monday 17 January 2022
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne
Phone: 01323 485254
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Full time / permanent
Leadership pay scale 11 – 18 £54,091 to £64,143 per annum
Start date, April 2022 or September 2022
We are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher from Easter or September 2022. We are looking for a candidate who can bring innovation and rigour to our approach to teaching and learning and CPD. We are looking for a team player and strong leader who will support our vision of compassionate and collegial leadership. An individual who sees challenge as a strength and not conflict. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious middle leader to contribute to the development and growth of our school. You will work alongside the current leadership team with 2 other Assistant Headteachers and two Deputy Headteachers to make a vital contribution to the reputation of the School as it embraces change and fully embeds its personal excellence qualities as well as our Progress Every Lesson mantra.
The appointed candidate will be able to evidence their impact in previous leadership roles. As a key player on the Senior Leadership Team and within the wider community, the successful candidate will bring excellent communication skills and the personal authority to build strong relationships with students, staff and parents.
We are a community located school focused on ensuring all our learners have the very best opportunity to share both academically and holistically. We believe in our personal excellence values and hope the successful candidate will detail ways in which they have embodied these personal traits. We are also working hard to consolidate Progress Every Lesson and are looking for a candidate with a proven track record as an outstanding practitioner. You will also need to be an exceptional and inspiring leader with a track record of improving standards, modelling the tenacity and the integrity required to deliver in challenging circumstances, remove barriers, and communicate a vision that inspires, motivates, and enthuses – fostering a passion for ensuring every child receives the very best level of education possible.
As we are having a few changes within our leadership team, applicants are welcome to apply with any strong foci they wish to bring e.g. curriculum or data.
Closing date: Monday, 17 January 2022 (by noon).
We reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.
Interview details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
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.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.