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  • Organisation
  • Shinewater Primary School
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • L18 to L24
  • Closing date
  • 08/02/2023
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/30329
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/30329
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • L18 to L24
  • Closing date
  • 08/02/2023
  • Organisation
  • Shinewater Primary School
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership

Hours of work: 32.5 hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Wednesday 8th February

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Shinewater Primary School
Milfoil Drive
Langney 
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN23 8ED

Phone:   01323 762129
Email:   swp-office@swale.at
Website: shinewaterprimary.co.uk

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.

• Salary: £67,351 - £78,010 (L18-24)

• School: Shinewater Primary School

• September 2023 start

If you are an exceptional leader and interested in becoming the Headteacher of a truly remarkable primary school in Eastbourne, then we want to hear from you!  

Recently judged as outstanding in many aspects by Ofsted (January 2022), ‘Team Shine’ at Shinewater Primary School are looking for an innovative and inspirational Headteacher for our unique and special school. 

As our existing Headteacher is retiring, Swale Academies Trust is excited to offer this rare opportunity to appoint an ambitious Headteacher who will benefit from working in a great school, supported by an innovative academy Trust.  A commitment to collaboration, sharing best practice and understanding of teaching pedagogy is key.

Ofsted recognised that pupils thrive at Shinewater as a result of transformational changes made.  Pupils behave well and ‘skilled teachers and teaching assistants share their infectious enthusiasm so pupils really enjoy school.’

What can we offer you?

  • support of a forward-thinking and growing Trust;
  • committed local governors, who are all keen to welcome you;
  • strong support from the Trust’s Executive, Finance, HR, SEND, Safeguarding and Primary Improvement Teams;
  • autonomy as a Headteacher to bring individuality to the school, based on the school’s context;
  • strong collaboration and networking with other Trust schools (in Eastbourne as well as across Kent and London) as well as local non-Trust schools;
  • a dedicated staff and an experienced, capable leadership team;
  • an ongoing commitment to your professional development.
  • amazing pupils and a supportive community where you can make a difference.

For telephone discussion or to visit the school, please contact a member of our Executive Team on julie.prentice@swale.at, leaving your contact details.

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 Julie Prentice, Exective Headteacher for an informal discussion. Julie.prentice@swale.at  and 01323 762129

Completed applications should be sent to the recruitment team, at recruitment@swale.at or by post to Shinewater Primary School, Milfoil Drive, Eastbourne East Sussex BN23 8ED. 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.

Interview Date: 21st and 22nd February 2023.

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.