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Head of School (Herstmonceux CEP)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/191234/27143
  • Published: Fri 09/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £50,151 - £55,338 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hailsham

Job introduction

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

Closing date: Monday 10 October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Herstmonceux CEP, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4LG
Phone: 01323 833148
Email: office@herstmonceux.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.herstmonceux.e-sussex.sch.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

Head of School

Leadership 8-12 (Salary: £50,151 - £55,338)

Permanent Contract

We are keen to appoint an excellent and inspiring leader to join our team as Head of School from January 2023.

Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School is a small rural school where children come first and staff are valued as a highly effective team. Our school is in the centre of our village and as a small school we enjoy a caring and nurturing family ethos. Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School is in federation with All Saints’ and St Richard’s Church of England Primary School forming Sussex Spires Federation. As Head of School you will have the opportunity to lead change and make a difference to the lives of the children and the school community. You will have responsibility for the day to day leadership and management of our school working closely with the Executive Headteacher in shaping our strategic vision.

The successful candidate will be able to show evidence of leading learning to secure best possible learning outcomes and will be able to demonstrate an ability to lead and develop others to achieve exceptional performance.

We can offer you: 

  • The opportunity to work with wonderful children and inspiring staff.
  • The support of an experienced leadership team across the federation committed to the best possible outcomes for children in our school.
  • Support to develop and grow your skills in leadership and management.
  • A knowledgeable, active and supportive Governing Board.
  • Opportunities to lead strategic initiatives and have an impact on the school community.
  • The opportunity to work across our thriving federation.
  • Training and development to support your role as Head of School and career progression.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please call the school office on 01323 833148 and full details can be found on our school website.


Closing date: 9am, Monday 10 October 2022

Interviews: Friday 21 October 2022

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.

Company information

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.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/191234/27143
  • Published: Fri 09/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £50,151 - £55,338 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hailsham

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