Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Friday 3 February 2023, at 9am.
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Haven VA CE Methodist Primary School, Atlantic Drive, Eastbourne, BN23 5SW
Phone: 01323 471781
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
The Haven is a VA maintained school that is converting to academy status and will be joining the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT). We are hoping this will be completed by early Spring.
The existing headteacher is retiring at the end of the spring term, and the governing board is excited to offer this rare opportunity to appoint a new headteacher to lead our successful, happy, and nurturing school. At the Haven we make learning interesting, through providing a safe and stimulating environment and by promoting high academic standards. We encourage curiosity and inspire a lifelong love of learning for all our children.
Our popular Church of England and Methodist primary school, situated in Eastbourne, is a two form entry school and is much loved and respected by pupils, staff, parents, carers, and the local community.
The Haven was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in November 2018. At the Haven, a team of highly motivated and experienced educators are committed to providing our pupils with invigorating and stimulating educational, social, and moral experiences that they will remember for a lifetime. We want everyone in our school to flourish and live life in all its fullness.
We are looking for:
- an experienced leader, dedicated to achieving excellence in all aspects of school life including Christian ethos
- a strategic thinker who can shape and implement our vision and raise standards and achievement for all
- a passionate educationalist who inspires the highest quality of teaching and learning for pupils of all abilities
- an excellent communicator who will build on the strong relationships in our whole community
What we can offer:
- The opportunity to lead a well-regarded town school with high ambitions for the future
- A team of talented staff who enjoy working together
- Pupils with excellent behaviour and overall wellbeing, who are proud of their school
- A supportive and dedicated governing board
- A strong school spirit and community with enthusiastic parents and strong links with the local CofE and Methodist Churches
For an informal discussion with the existing Headteacher and/or Chair of Governors, and to arrange a school visit, please contact the school. For a conversation with a member of the DCAT team please contact 01273 425001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this position please download a full application pack available on our website, www.thehaven.e-sussex.sch.uk/staff/job vacancies and email your completed application form to email@example.com.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
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.