Primary Headteacher, West Sussex

Closing date:

Handcross Primary SchoolWest Sussex
Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 2 Range L15 to 21
Contract term: Permanent

Handcross Primary School is a thriving Community school of 237 children aged 4 to 11 on the outskirts of the expanding village of Handcross. It serves the local communities of Handcross, Pease Pottage and the surrounding area including parts of Crawley. Pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds and ethnicity bring a wide range of cultures. At Handcross, we believe that every child is special and we have high expectations for all the children. We aim to help all our children achieve their maximum potential.

Handcross has an excellent reputation built on strong values, team work, a highly effective staff and very good levels of progress among the children culminating in above average KS2 results.

The Governing Body is very effective and supportive and we are proud of our well maintained and resourced school buildings.

We are looking for

  • A head for whom the educational needs and welfare of all the children are paramount
  • A dynamic senior manager who is excited by using innovative ideas to improve children’s education
  • A clear vision to lead and motivate our team
  • A great communicator who can inspire confidence in the staff and parents
  • A head who will continuously strive to improve outcomes for all the children

An application pack is available from the school office:

You are encouraged to visit the school.  Please contact Mel Vallance to make an appointment by email to the office as above or by phone on 01444 400291.

Please submit your application using the application form with a supporting letter of no more than two sides of A4 when typed. This should tell us how you satisfy the person specification.

Please return your completed application form and supporting letter by 29th March 2018 to:


Or post to:

HR Recruitment
Job Reference No: 16347
West Sussex Capita Partnership
Ground Floor
The Grange
PO19 1RG

We ask that you please submit your application through email rather than through the post, but if you submit a postal application please ensure the correct postage is used to avoid delays in us receiving the application.

If viewing this advert online the application pack is attached. For an electronic version or hardcopy of the application pack, please telephone 01243 642140 or email (quoting the job reference number), please supply your full postal address. Details of how to apply are in the application pack.

Closing Date – 29 March 2018
Interviews will be held – 26 and 27 April 2018

Handcross Primary School is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to equality of opportunity. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant. 2 references will be sought and appointment will be subject to these.

Handcross Primary School,
London Road,
West Sussex RH17 6HB

Telephone No: 01444 400291

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More about Handcross Primary School
Address: London Road, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6HB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1444 400291