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Job details
Employer Robsack Wood Primary Academy
Location East Sussex
Salary Leadership Pay Range 11 – 15, £49,976 – £55,049
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April/September 2017

Robsack Wood is a highly successful Primary Academy and Nursery for children aged 3 months to 11 years, located in St Leonards on Sea, in East Sussex. The Academy is an exciting, exuberant and welcoming Academy with a powerful learning culture which focusses on children having high aspirations thus achieving their potential. Robsack Wood has impressive facilities which ensure our pupils are able to learn in exceptional environments which promote creativity and motivation. Outdoor learning, Forest Schools, an Early Years Village Approach and Extended Schools are unique to Robsack Wood.

At present the Academy has 415 pupils on role aged from 4 to 11 years and a further 105 children within our onsite Nursery which is open 51 weeks of the year.

In September 2016 Robsack Wood was awarded Teaching School Status from the National Teaching College in recognition of its outwardly facing approach to developing high quality training and support for new and inexperienced school staff. Due to this exciting development we are now seeking an inspirational and innovative Head of Academy to work alongside the Executive Principal to continue developing high standards and pupil outcomes across the Academy.

Robsack Wood Primary Academy joined the Hastings Academies Trust on September 2014. Hastings Academies Trust has a long standing commitment to Hastings and developing high quality education for young people. The Trust is committed to collaboration across its academies in order to provide significant opportunities for joint developments, sharing good practice and career progression.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Substantial experience of primary education including recent experience in school leadership.
  • Experience of developing and implementing educational improvement strategies.
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, national priorities, the National Curriculum and Statutory Frameworks underpinning educational effectiveness.

Closing date for this post is 22nd March 2017 at 12 noon
Interviews will be during the week commencing 29th March 2017

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed. Please contact the Executive Principal, Caroline Thayre on 01424 853521, or email

Application packs are available by emailing or by downloading from the Hastings Academies Trust website.

Please email completed applications to

Employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS clearance.We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Thank you for your interest.

About the employer

Information about Robsack Wood Primary Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Whatlington Way
St. Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 9TE
United Kingdom
+44 1424 853038