Headteacher, West Sussex

Closing date:

Harlands Primary SchoolWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: as soon as possible after January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18-L24 (£62,426 - £72,306)
Contract term: Permanent

Our Headteacher retires in December after eleven happy and successful years here at Harlands. We are now looking for an energetic leader to take us further forward on our path towards ‘Outstanding’.

Harlands is a stand-alone academy with two form entry which serves the community on the western side of Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Ours is a popular, over-subscribed school where our children are happy and have great learning and development opportunities and our staff have a friendly, supportive and professional working environment. Our mission statement is: 

“Striving for excellence, valuing everyone and our world.”

Harlands  is a high achieving, lively school with extensive grounds used to enrich sport, play and outdoor learning. We balance academic rigour with a creative curriculum, valuing each child’s individual gifts and talents, nurturing their potential. Ofsted in 2017 confirmed our school as ‘Good’. 

We are looking for a Headteacher who 

  • is an inspirational leader with the energy and vision to build on our successes and continue to raise standards; 
  • is committed to providing the best possible learning and development environment for our children; 
  • establishes effective relationships with fellow professionals and the wider school  community; and
  • has the skills and expertise to fulfil the role of Accounting Officer for our Academy.

Closing date:         12th November 2019 at midday
Interview dates:  27th and 28th November 2019
Job Start date:     as soon as possible after January 2020
Contract:                 Permanent
Salary:                        L18-L24 (£62,426 - £72,306)

We encourage you to visit the school. Please contact Mrs K Michael on 01444 450782 to arrange a time. (We have set aside 22nd October and  5th November, but other dates can be available.)

Our information pack, and the application form which we ask all applicants to complete, please, are appended below and are also available to download from our school website https://www.harlandsprimaryschool.org/Headteacher-Recruitment/

We are committed to safeguarding and all applicants must be willing to undergo screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Harlands Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Penland Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1PJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1444 450782
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Our school aims to...

* Encourage independence and a love of learning, to enable children to reach their full potential;

* Enable children to understand and respect themselves and others;

* Provide a happy, safe and well-managed environment;

* Forge ...