Executive Headteacher, East Sussex

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The Saxonbury and Aspire FederationsEast Sussex

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L21 – L28 (£64,417 - £76,466)
Contract term: Permanent

Job Phase: Primary

This is an exciting opportunity for an Executive Headteacher to lead two Federations totalling four Primary Schools in East Sussex.

The Federations are passionate about making a difference to the children who attend their schools. Their drive is to ensure that their four small rural schools continue to thrive and to deliver the best possible outcomes for every child.

The Saxonbury Federation is at an exciting point in its journey. It federated in October 2015, and considers the two current schools to be a great match: both are Church of England schools, both are half-form entry and of similar size, and the schools are within 10 minutes drive of each other. Partnership and subsequent federation have already delivered tangible benefits of shared working and economies of scale. The Saxonbury Federation is keen to build on this success by creating sustainable and successful partnerships between rural schools with a Christian ethos.

The Aspire Federation came into existence in September 2016 and comprises Five Ashes and Mayfield CEP schools. Whilst there are many similarities between the two schools, we value equally their uniqueness. Mayfield is the larger school, central to Mayfield village life, having single form entry and Five Ashes is a traditional small village school with two years per class (the first class also including Reception) and a great family feel to it, being an integral part of the village.

This post is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to participate in both Federations’ journey, and to ensure continued success. As such, the right candidate will both challenge and support us as we develop our vision and strategy. As our new Executive Headteacher you will have hard working Governors and dedicated and motivated teams of staff who share our vision and work collaboratively to secure Federation-wide and individual school improvement. You will sustain the strong Christian ethos of our schools, whilst pursuing excellence for all the children.

Essential criteria for the appointed applicant include:

  • Qualified Teacher Status at first degree level or equivalent
  • Substantial and successful teaching experience across the primary-age range in more than one school
  • Understands and has good knowledge of current issues in education
  • Understands the roles and responsibilities of an Executive Headteacher and of Governors in voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools
  • Possesses good inter-personal skills and an approachable style of leadership
  • Committed to partnership with governors, the church, parents and the wider community

We would urge candidates to visit the schools in the Federations prior to an application, so that we can answer questions you may have and so that you can engage with the ethos.

If you would like further information, a confidential conversation or to arrange a school visit please contact Robert Cattermole at Academicis.
E: rcattermole@academicis.co.uk |DDI: 01223-90-79-71 |M: 07825-346-535

All applications to be sent to Robert Cattermole no later than 12 Noon on Monday 18th September 2017

Closing Date: Monday 18th September 2017
Shortlisting: 20th September 2017
Interview dates: 25th and 26th September 2017

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.

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More about The Saxonbury and Aspire Federations
Address: C/o Mayfield Church of England Primary School, Fletching Street, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6TA, United Kingdom