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

Closing date: Friday 07 October 2022, 5 pm

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

TKAT Recruitment

Email:     james.munt@tkat.org
Website: https://sites.google.com/tkat.org/tkat-recruitment/home

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

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 the 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.

Pebsham Primary Academy - Headteacher

We are seeking a Headteacher who has the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to rapidly build on Pebsham Primary Academy’s existing strengths; to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team of staff and governors who are passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences within a culture of highest expectations.
About the school

Pebsham Primary Academy is a one-form entry school on the edge of Bexhill with approximately 200 pupils. It was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in June 2019.

As a school, we value ‘learning outside the classroom’ and are proud of ‘Seashore Explorers’, our outdoor beach learning system that underpins the curriculum. Through our curriculum, we ensure that our children learn and know the important role that they can play in shaping their own futures, that they can make a difference and that they can ‘be the change’ for all of us. We are dedicated to providing children with relevant, diverse and engaging experiences and opportunities which allows them to find their passion.
We work closely with TKAT and other local schools to ensure the best opportunities for our pupils.

Vision and Values

Pebsham’s values:

  •    Pride
  •    Resilience
  •    Independence
  •    Diversity
  •    Empathy

Pebsham’s vision:

A school with:

  • Children at the centre of all we do
  • Everyone achieving their potential
  • A unique creative curriculum providing opportunities for outdoor learning

To find out more about the school we strongly advise that you visit our website

Working for TKAT – ‘Inspiring Learners, Changing Lives’:

Leadership within TKAT schools requires passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

Why work for TKAT?

  • The freedom to shape your school within Trust guiding principles
  • A support network second-to-none: We passionately believe in the power of collaborative working and actively promote school-to-school support. This includes accessing support
  • From our strong Teaching School Alliance who offer a range of high-quality professional
  • Development opportunities for staff at all levels. In this role, you will also have the direct
  • Support of a Director of Education, not to mention the strength of the wider TKAT group
  • Boundless opportunities for career progression: When you deliver and achieve, you will be rewarded for your success – and that could be from leading multiple schools, to additional responsibilities that will impact across TKAT, through to Directorships. If you are ambitious, we’ll help you succeed.

 For more information and an informal discussion, please contact James Munt, Director of Education via james.munt@tkat.org

To apply, please download and complete an application form from: https://sites.google.com/tkat.org/tkat-recruitment/home and return it to hr@tkat.org which includes an outline of no more than 2 sides of A4, of what attracts you to Pebsham Primary Academy, your own values and how they relate to TKAT and the Academy values, and your qualities against the person specification.

In addition, and again on no more than 2 sides of A4, outline how you would expect your success to have impacted after 3 years, 1 year and your first term, referring to the Job Description.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities:

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis. 

Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022 5pm
Interview date: TBC

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/198429/27464

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £56,154 to £65,092 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 07/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Pebsham Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership