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Hours of work: Full time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

To apply for this position and request an application pack, please email: Leadership.Recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

Closing date: 12 Noon, Monday 26 September 2022
Shortlisting date: Friday 30 September 2022
Interview dates: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October 2022 
Start Date: 1 January 2023

Westfield Primary School 
Main Road
East Sussex
TN35 4QE

Phone: 01424 751404
Email: office@westfield.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.westfield.e-sussex.sch.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Are you an experienced senior leader who is innovative and ambitious? Do you have proven leadership skills with a track record for raising attainment and inspiring others towards excellence?
The board of Governors at Westfield School is looking to appoint a new Headteacher from January 2023 (or the earliest a candidate can start based on their period of notice). This is an exciting opportunity for an existing Headteacher or an experienced Deputy/Assistant Headteacher. 

We are looking for a Headteacher who will:

  • Demonstrate strategic oversight of all areas within the school and a commitment to achieving best outcomes for all pupils.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills with an approachable style of leadership.
  • Motivate, coach, challenge and nurture all staff.
  • Continue to foster good relationships with parents and the wider community.

Westfield can offer you:

  • Happy, confident, caring, and hardworking children.
  • An inclusive curriculum based on strong foundations in maths and English.
  • Staff who are dedicated, supportive and ambitious for their school within a nurturing environment.
  • Strong links between home and school with supportive and engaged parents.
  • A governing body who is committed to supporting the school’s vision.

Westfield School is a vibrant and happy maintained primary school situated in the growing village of Westfield, 5 miles north of Hastings, with a grading of ‘good’ (Ofsted 2018 and SIP June 22) and above national in the recent end of Key Stage Two results. The school is a one-form entry with 207 children on roll aged 4-11. Westfield School is well-equipped with a spacious adjoining school field and use of the community hall. The school has well-trained support staff alongside dedicated pastoral support. 

Further information about this vacancy, including the Job Description and Person Specification, are contained in the recruitment pack available from the Leadership Recruitment Team. For a recruitment pack, please contact: Leadership.Recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

Visits to Westfield are welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01424 751404 or office@westfield.e-sussex.sch.uk. 

In the meantime, please visit our website: www.westfield.e-sussex.sch.uk to find out more about us.

Completed application forms should be sent to: Leadership.Recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

Please note that recruitment packs for this vacancy will only be provided directly to an individual considering applying to our school for this opportunity. This school does not enter into business with recruitment agencies or other commercial organisations on behalf of their clients seeking employment. 

Westfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

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.

This authority 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 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
  • orbis/TP/191234/26910

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Westfield

  • Salary
  • £59,581 - £68,347 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 26/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • Westfield Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership