Headteacher, Hove

Closing date:Expiring soon

Bilingual Primary SchoolHove

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,806- £70,370
Contract term: Permanent

Headteacher: Bilingual Primary School; Brighton & Hove 

Salary:   L20 - L24 (£63,806- £70,370)

Closing Date:   Friday 18th January 2019 at 12 noon

Shortlisting:   Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Interview:   31st January and 1st February 2019

Starting date:  September 2019

Location:   The Droveway, Hove, BN3 7QA

Contract type:  Full time

Contract term:  Permanent

Total roll:   500 (increasing to 630)

Age Range:   4 to 11


About the role

The Board of Governors at the Bilingual Primary School is seeking to appoint a dynamic, inspirational and forward thinking headteacher to join their school at a pivotal stage in its growth and development. 

The school is a vibrant, three-form entry Single Academy Trust, its inspiration originating from the diversity of the city of Brighton and Hove, and from a desire to provide a love of learning through language in a culturally rich environment. It recognises the cognitive and social benefits that multilingualism brings to individuals. This offer is relatively new in the UK and the school is proud to be one of a few schools at the forefront of the drive for the development of bilingual (English/Spanish) education in this country. 

The school has high aspirations for all the children and their achievements are visible and celebrated. The broader curriculum offers a rich and stimulating learning environment in which each child can grow, develop and reach their full potential.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the new headteacher to continue their professional development whilst leading the Bilingual Primary School on the next stage of its journey.

We are looking for:

· An inspirational, successful Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher who leads by example whilst creating a model of distributed leadership

· A dynamic and forward thinking individual capable of driving innovation and growth to support the vision and strategic direction of the school

· A true commitment to excellence and continual improvement

· Demonstrable understanding of leading a school in a diverse culture setting

· An ability to work collaboratively and effectively with governors and parents

· Strong strategic financial planning and budget management

· Good ICT knowledge and skill to support pupil learning, assessment and school management

During the week of 7 January 2019, Maggie Carroll: Chair of the Full Board of Governors would be delighted to show you around this wonderful school, prior to an application, to enable you to engage with the vision and ethos and answer questions you may have.

If you would like further information, or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Jenny O’Donoghue: office@bilingualprimaryschool.org.uk

All applications to be sent to Jenny O’Donoghue: office@bilingualprimaryschool.org.uk no later than 12 Noon on Friday 18th January 2019 

Our school is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We reserve the right to research applicants on social media platforms and the internet, and the Board of Governors may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: The Droveway, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 916212
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