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Varndean SchoolBrighton and Hove

Varndean School is seeking to recruit a Headteacher following the retirement of our current Head.

Varndean is an 11-16 maintained, comprehensive school with around 1400 students, set in a picturesque south coast location in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove.

Rated Good by Ofsted (2017), Varndean on most measures achieved the best results in Brighton and Hove in 2019. We are over-subscribed and growing.

Our ethos is rooted in the belief that providing a caring and supportive environment for our students is crucial to the achievement of academic success. This is delivered through our Five Schools system: five smaller schools within one larger school, each the size of a primary school, providing emotional and pastoral support.

Also key to Varndean’s ethos is our broad and diverse curriculum offering. Our aim is to enable students to achieve their potential in whatever sphere they aspire to or excel in.

Our vision is for Varndean to deliver World Class Learning to all our students.

Varndean equally recognises the importance of helping its staff achieve their full potential, and encourages their continuous professional development. It is notable for example that four previous deputy headteachers have moved to substantive headteacher posts and one to become CEO of a Multi Academy Trust.

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Similarly we pay close attention to protecting the health and safety of our staff and students.

Applications are invited from candidates with substantial experience of senior leadership in a secondary school with the dynamism and charisma to lead us to achieving our World Class vision, by building on our successes and ethos.

Salary scale: L33 – 39 (£92,624 - £106,176).

Starting date: 1 September 2021

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on 16 April

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