Assistant Headteacher (Wellbeing), West Sussex

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Bohunt School Worthing (BSW)West Sussex

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Start date: September 2019 (or earlier by negotiation)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 12 - 16
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher (Wellbeing)

Start date: September 2019 (earlier start negotiable)

Salary: Leadership 12-16

We are seeking an ambitious, highly motivated, dynamic and innovative individual with an excellent track record in pastoral and/or departmental development and leadership to help further shape, grow and embed the success of our secondary school.  We wish to appoint an exceptional individual who has the necessary skills and attributes to have a real impact upon wellbeing at Bohunt School Worthing (BSW). The school is an oversubscribed Academy that opened in September 2015 with Year 7 and 8 only.  We moved into state of the art buildings in summer 2016 and have grown to 760 students across Years 7-11.  Interest in the school is high and this a rare opportunity for a leader who can bring creativity, innovation and dynamism.  

The successful candidate will have whole school responsibility for Wellbeing.  As we are a growing school this is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who aspires to a whole school leadership role whilst being an excellent practitioner in their own right. Prior pastoral experience will be a strength but potential is as important as experience.  You will need to demonstrate a commitment to and evidence of; success in sustaining academic excellence, helping every child succeed and be able to; work as part of a team, roll up your sleeves and inspire other teachers to excel.

Are you able to:

• Inspire, challenge, motivate and empower teams and individuals to achieve excellence?

• Commit to, and raise further, high achievement and motivation?

• Demonstrate outstanding strategic thinking and a passion for education?

• Implement a clear educational vision allied to leadership and management experience?

We will:

• Provide a supportive learning environment within the school and the Bohunt Educational Trust

• Offer you the opportunity to make a difference

• Actively promote your career development and aspirations 

• Offer you the chance to work with well- motivated students and supportive parents.

In September 2018 BSW received a glowing Ofsted report praising the leadership, student progress and culture of high expectations championed at the School.  The inspectors also recognised; the overwhelming support of leaders from parents and carers, the school’s work to promote students’ personal development, which was judged “outstanding”, and noted how students feel safe and well cared for whilst at school.  In addition it praised the positive culture including staff feeling proud, valued and “committed to making sure that all students do well”.

The South of England based Bohunt Educational Trust has evolved from Bohunt School in Hampshire, which is rated Outstanding in every category by Ofsted and was the Times Educational Supplement School of the Year 2014.   BET's educational philosophy is encapsulated by three short verbs: Enjoy, Respect and Achieve. 

For further details or to make an appointment prior to applying please contact Lisa Day on 01903 601361, or by email

TO APPLY: Please read the Job Description, Person Specification, Letter to Applicants, School Information and Dress Code and complete the Teaching Staff Application process through the TES website.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 28th January

Interview dates: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th February    

Start date: September 2019 (or earlier by negotiation)

Bohunt School Worthing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service at an Enhanced level. 

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More about Bohunt School Worthing (BSW)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 65a Broadwater Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1903 601361
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Thank you for your interest in Bohunt School Worthing (BSW). 

Our purpose built, modern and innovative school opened in September 2015 to Year 7 and 8, and has grown into a vibrant and successful 11-16 comprehensive at the heart of its community...