Assistant Head Teacher: Director of Sixth Form, Eastbourne

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Gildredge HouseEastbourne

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £49,685 rising to £54,787 (GH Leadership Scale points L10-L14, 2018-19) Note: salary figures include a cost of living increase of 1% which is subject to variation.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

CLOSING DATE:  Monday 19th February at 9.00am

START DATE: 1st September 2018

SCHOOL TOURS: Thursday 8th February 2018 (by appointment)

INTERVIEWS: Friday 23rd February 2018

  • Are you highly respected and able to galvanise people around you?
  • Can you provide visionary thinking throughout a change process?
  • Do you possess high emotional intelligence and resilience?
  • Do you relish a challenge?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Gildredge House wants to hear from you.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Assistant Head Teacher: Director of Sixth Form for our expanding 4-19 free school.

Our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement (June 2015) was only the start of the story. The challenge is to sustain and embed this excellence through every aspect of Gildredge House as it grows to full capacity in 2019/20. 

In order to help deliver our vision we are looking to appoint an excellent Director of Sixth Form who is committed to the activities of marketing, recruitment and retention in order to realise our vision of a first class post-16 experience.

Within this context, the newly-created role of Assistant Head Teacher: Director of Sixth Form represents a remarkable, exciting and possibly unique professional opportunity. You will help us continue to build on the success of our school, with a keen eye on developing our Sixth Form offer in our rapidly growing organisation. 

As member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, you will contribute strategic and logistical skills in support of the school’s aims and development planning. If you are ambitious for progression in Senior Leadership – as aspiring Deputy Head Teacher or Head Teacher - then this role will provide a fertile environment for leadership development at the highest level of the establishment. 

Salary range: £49,685 rising to £54,787 (GH Leadership Scale points L10-L14, 2018-19) 

Note: salary figures include a cost of living increase of 1% which is subject to variation.

Teaching: 0.3<0.5 of a secondary teaching timetable, depending on subject(s) offered.

At Gildredge House each individual is known and valued. Students are inspired to discover their passions and realise their academic potential, taking advantage of an effective system of monitoring and support. The school's ethos and pastoral care systems are crucial to this and we pride ourselves on offering a caring and enriching environment for both students and staff. 

Gildredge House offers:

  • continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19
  • an expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies
  • smaller than average class sizes
  • strong discipline
  • student leadership programmes
  • excellent pastoral care
  • an extended school day for older students
  • supervised prep
  • a broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • parent and community involvement

Our school motto: 'Aspire'

If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website at

Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to by 9.00am on Monday 19th February.

If you wish to discuss the post further, or arrange for a tour of the school and meet the Head Teacher, Mr S Reeves, please contact the PA to the Head Teacher, Miss K Richardson, on 

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

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More about Gildredge House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 400650
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