Headteacher (St Michael's CE Primary School)
Hours of work: Full time teaching hours
Working pattern: Full-time
To apply for this position and request an application pack, please email: Leadership.Recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 27 March 2023
Shortlisting date: Wednesday 29 March 2023
Interview dates: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April 2023
St Michael's CE Primary School
Houghton Green Lane
Phone: 01797 280277
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
Please note that recruitment packs for this vacancy will only be provided directly to an individual considering applying to our school for this opportunity. This school does not enter into business with Recruitment Agencies, or other commercial organisations, on behalf of their clients seeking employment.
About the role
The Governors invite applications for the post of Headteacher.
We are interested in applications from current Headteachers, or aspirational Deputy Headteachers or Senior Leaders who are seeking to step up to a headship position.
At St Michael’s our vision is that every child receives an excellent education and feels valued for who they are. We want to lay a foundation of curiosity, tapping into children’s natural curiosity about the world around them, and to foster their ambition by recognising and responding to their individuality and their talents. We seek to treat everyone in our community with love, honesty, forgiveness and respect, rooted in the principle of ‘do to others as you would have them do to you’ (Luke 6:31).
We are looking to appoint a committed and inspiring individual who can provide the leadership required to maintain a caring, inclusive, aspirational and exciting learning environment with a strong Christian ethos, where children are happy, safe and thrive in everything they do.
The successful applicant will be dynamic and innovative and will lead our school into the next stage of development. They must demonstrate flair and enthusiasm, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to inspire others through collaborative working practice, an attention to detail, and a commitment to continuously raising standards and delivering sustained improvement for all.
Our school offers:
- A culture of creative, inspiring and inclusive learning - experiences where all children are individually nurtured, enabling them to achieve their personal and academic potential.
- A culture where we value each child’s contribution.
- An environment which is friendly, safe and secure, where children and adults work together with enjoyment and enthusiasm.
- An innovative, hard-working and dedicated staff team.
- An enthusiastic and supportive Governing Body committed to school improvement.
- Strong parental support and a proactive PTA.
- Strong links with the Parish Church and the local community.
- A working environment where Christian values are embedded in school practice.
The successful candidate will have:
- The best interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions.
- Clear leadership and organisational skills combined with flair and creativity.
- The ability to build on success and manage change.
- An understanding of strategic finances and management of budgets.
- Humility, good humour, optimism and resilience.
- A strong commitment to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of children and staff.
- A strong commitment to the Christian ethos of the school.
Prospective candidates wishing to visit our school would be warmly welcomed. Please contact the office - on 01797 280277 or by email at email@example.com - to make an appointment.
Please visit our website for more information: www.st-michaels-playden.e-sussex.sch.uk
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2009 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 2009 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2009 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.
St. Michael’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject
to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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.