Principal (Headteacher), Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

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Holmbush Primary SchoolShoreham by Sea, West Sussex

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13–L19 £52,930–£61,341 per annum as per 2017/18 pay scales; pay award pending
Contract term: Permanent

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is seeking an inspirational, strategic leader to realise its vision for Holmbush Primary Academy: to achieve outstanding status and to improve the standards, attainment and aspirations of all its pupils.

Based in Shoreham by Sea, between Brighton and Worthing, Holmbush provides a safe, attractive and stimulating learning environment for pupils aged 4 to 11. It has a published admissions number of 30 and a total capacity of 210 pupils. It also hosts Little Learners, a nursery for 3 and 4-year olds.

This is a fantastic time to join Holmbush. In 2018 it maintained a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted during its first inspection since joining the Trust. We are particularly pleased that it received a ‘Good’ judgement against all five assessment categories. This is testament to the continued commitment and hard work of our pupils and staff, in partnership with parents and carers and recognises the Academy’s secure position as a good school for the local community.

We are now seeking a Principal to build on these solid foundations. The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to shape and lead the next stage in the development of the Academy.

The University of Brighton Academies Trust believes that education transforms lives. Enriched by the University of Brighton’s contribution, we want to ensure that the 7,500 pupils in our academies are inspired to meet their potential and develop a passion for life-long learning. We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence. By working together and sharing ideas, insights and best practice, our academies support each other to improve.

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers. New Principals are allocated a mentor to support them for at least the first year of their appointment.

Please refer to our application pack for more information about the role, the academy and the University of Brighton Academies Trust:

To Apply

Before you apply, we encourage you to contact Helen Howard, Executive Director of School Improvement for an informal discussion about the role from 3rd September 2018: / 07824 314473.

We also invite you to visit the Academy on Monday 10 September; if you would like to visit please contact 

Email your completed application and equal opportunities form to 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment

Academy visit date: Monday 10 September 2018

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16 September 2018
Selection and interview date: Thursday 20 September 2018

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.

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More about Holmbush Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Hawkins Crescent, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6TN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 592471
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