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Head of Access

Hours of work: Full-time teacher's hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Salary details: A TLR 2 of £7,017 has been attached to this role 

Closing date: Wednesday 07 September 2022

Interview Date: Week Commencing 12 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Peacehaven Community School
Greenwich Way
East Sussex
BN10 8RB

Phone:    01273 581100
Email:     pcs-enquiries@swale.at
Website: phcs.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.


Head of Access -  Peacehaven Community School

Salary: Main / Upper teacher payscale plus TLR 2 A £7,017 pa


Full time.

We have an opportunity to appoint a Head of Access who is an excellent practitioner looking for an exciting Teacher and Learning responsibility leading our forward thinking Access Department.

You may be an ambitious teacher seeking your first TLR, or you may already be a successful middle leader. We believe in developing the capacity of our staff and the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to participate in CPD that will enhance knowledge and support growth.

We are particularly interested in employing a candidate who has a strong, forward looking vision for the Access Department and SEND students.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding teacher with the drive and capacity to really thrive in this role and to become an exceptional leader;
  • Will have a clear vision of how to support SEND students and improve standards in the Access Department;
  • Have the ability to teach and lead across both Key Stages 3 & 4;
  • Be able to lead, motivate and inspire students and colleagues;
  • Be resilient, hard-working, solution focused, and committed to transforming student outcomes.

This could be your opportunity to support and make a significant and measurable difference in improving the educational attainment of the
children and young people in this inclusive community.

Peacehaven Community School is a Swale Academies Trust (SAT) School that welcomes applicants who want to develop their careers and explore the opportunities that working within an established academy trust can bring. 

Our school is a fully inclusive school with a Special Facility for students. Achievement is a focus for all within an inclusive and supportive school community. We develop confident, happy, ambitious students who take pride in their learning and flourish. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant school on the South Coast, near Brighton. Life at Peacehaven Community School does not stand still and we constantly seek innovative ways to improve school standards.

Join us to benefit from:

  • Friendly and supportive school environment;
  • Be part of a highly successful Trust;
  • CPD opportunities;
  • Teacher Pension Scheme;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  •  Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Ann-marie Waite for an informal discussion.  annmarie.waite@swale.at and 01273 581100

Completed applications should be sent to Liz Fulker, pcs-recruitment@swale.at or by post to Peacehaven Community School, Greenwich Way, Peacehaven BN10 8RB. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.  

 If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure     

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/25334

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Peacehaven, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £25,714 to £41,604

  • Closing date
  • 7 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • Peacehaven Community School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership