Headteacher, Eastbourne, East Sussex

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St John's Meads Church of England Primary SchoolEastbourne, East Sussex

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12-L18
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Do you have the vision, effective leadership qualities and the essential people skills to be an enthusiastic and motivating leader?  

The Board of Governors is looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Headteacher to build on recent achievements and bring their own fresh ideas to take the school forward. Our new Headteacher should have a proven track record of effective leadership, raising standards and successful school improvement and should also promote excellence, equality and high expectations for all.

St John’s Meads is a popular, oversubscribed, one-form entry, Voluntary Aided Primary School situated in Meads village, on the western edge of Eastbourne where the South Downs National Park meets the sea. In June 2016, OFSTED rated the school as good and at the recent SIAMS inspection in April 2017 it was rated outstanding. There is a strong Christian ethos evidenced through our ‘Rainbow Vision’ which underpins our caring and inclusive environment, where children are happy, safe and secure and thrive in everything they do.

Our new Headteacher will have:

  • The best interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions. 
  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills. 
  • A proven track record of school improvement and raising standards
  • The ability to build on success and manage change. 
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire the staff team. 
  • The ability to form excellent relationships with children, parents, and local community.
  • Empathy, good humour and resilience. 
  • A genuine commitment to the Christian ethos of the school. 

In return we can offer you:

  • A caring community of children who are courteous, welcoming, enthusiastic, eager to learn and proud of their school.
  • A staff team who are keen to continue the development of their skills and competencies. 
  • Supportive parents who assist across the school through volunteering and raising  funds. 
  • Experienced and supportive governors who are committed to excellence and school improvement. 
  • A place where Christian values are embedded in school practice. 
  • Strong links with our local Church and Diocese. 
  • A fantastic location near the sea and the South Downs with opportunities for beach and forest schools.

Please look at our short video for a glimpse of our school community and the qualities we’re looking for in our Headteacher: https://youtu.be/CNlUzBAYGMg

You are encouraged and warmly invited to visit St John’s Meads Primary School, prior to submitting an application. The Chair of Governors would be delighted to meet you and show you round so that you can see the school in action and have an opportunity to ask any questions.

For further information or to arrange a school visit, please contact Kate Wright by email via the button below or Academicis on: T: 01223-907-973 M: 07901-585-959 E: kwright@academicis.co.uk

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 5th March 2018
Shortlisting: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Interviews: Tuesday 13th March – Wednesday 14th March 2018 

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More about St John's Meads Church of England Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Rowsley Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7XS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 730255
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St. John’s Meads is a Church of England Aided Primary School, with approximately 215 children on its roll.

The Aims of the school
It is the intention of the School to assist each child to fulfil their potential, intellectually, physically ...