Head of Primary Phase, Barking

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Eastbury Community SchoolBarking

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 19-23 (negotiable) incorporating Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Primary Phase

Required for September 2019

Leadership Spine 19 – 23 (with Inner London Allowance & negotiable)

Primary Roll 260 (rising to 440 by 2022) / Secondary Roll 1800


This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational and experienced leader, to develop their leadership experience as part of a forward thinking primary team in a recently opened all through 3-19 community school.  The successful applicant will set the ethos of excellence for children and staff in the primary phase, and join our all through strategic leadership team playing a key role in providing outstanding education for all.

We are at the heart of an ethnically diverse community in London East, an area undergoing significant regeneration and the building of affordable homes.  Everyone is proud of what we are achieving in creating an inclusive, supportive, happy 3-19 all through school on a brand new campus. In July 2018, the school was judged by OFTSED as good with an outstanding Sixth form and Personal development. 

The school is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Barking tube and mainline station (25 minutes from Liverpool Street station) and is easily accessible by road.

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals are empowered to produce their best work in brand new purpose built accommodation. All our staff and pupils are highly valued.

We are seeking a well-qualified and ambitious professional who is motivated to make a difference to the life chances of young people. The post would suit a team player who is committed to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school. 

We have the highest expectations of everyone and can offer 

• Highly aspirational pupils who are eager to learn, and very supportive parents

• A highly supportive school in which teaching,  learning and care are the key priorities

• Career development and coaching (leadership  training)

• Access to the LBBD affordable quality housing scheme

• Visit and tour of school prior to final application

Please contact Karen Dunnell kdunnell@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk or telephone 0208 507 4518 for an appointment to visit the school on Friday 8th February at 14:00 and / or to discuss the role with the Executive Head teacher by phone at any time. 

For full details of the school, post and an application form please visit the school website www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk and return the application form to the Executive Headteacher’s PA, Karen Dunnell kdunnell@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk.   The closing date for applications is 15th February 2019 at Midday.  Shortlisting will take place on 27 February 2019 and interviews will be held on 5 & 6th March 2019.

Eastbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young  people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including enhanced DBS checks.  CVs are not acceptable and will not be considered.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 9UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 507 4500
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Eastbury Community School is an exciting, challenging and rewarding place to work. The school is a large, well-ordered and diverse community of 1800 pupils (growing to 2400 over the next five years), which enjoys an excellent reputation. The school s...