Executive Headteacher (St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School & St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School)

Job details
Employer St Mary Star of the Sea Primary School
Location St Leonards-on-sea
Contract type Permanent
Closing Date 21 Jan 2019

Hours of work: Full time teachers' hoursWorking pattern: Full-time

A recruitment pack is available from: leadership.recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

Closing date: 05:00pm, Monday 21 January 2019Shortlisting date: Monday 28 January 2019Interview dates: Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 February 2019Start Date: 1 September 2019

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary SchoolHastings Road, Bexhill, East Sussex,TN40 2ND

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary SchoolMagdalen Road, St Leonards-on-sea,East Sussex,TN37 6EU

Phone: 01424 735810Email: finance@stmarymagsbex.e-sussex.sch.uk Website: www.stmarymags.co.uk / www.st-mary-star.e-sussex.sch.uk Please note, we do not accept CVs.

About the Role

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School and St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School are in the diocese of Arundel and Brighton and they seek to appoint an Executive Head Teacher across both schools for September 2019.  Applicants must be practising Catholics committed to the ethos and development of Catholic education in a vibrant Catholic community.

As an exceptional senior leader, you understand and already provide outstanding education in your current school —but can you deliver as an Executive Head Teacher and move us forward creatively with the new chapter ahead?

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School and St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School have been working in partnership since September 2018. Both schools have a commitment to travel together with an Executive Head Teacher towards joining the Bosco Catholic Education Trust in the near future.

As our Executive Head Teacher, your task is to develop the benefits and opportunities of the partnership and lead our dedicated staff and our parents through this period of change. As a ‘hands on’ Executive Head Teacher you will lead from the front with high expectations of what our children can achieve and a clear understanding of the ‘added value’ that you will bring to the partnership.

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School and St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School are one-form-entry schools with a combined NOR 420. The schools are situated approximately 4 miles apart in St Leonards and Bexhill respectively. This is a wonderful, healthy, coastal environment in which to live – with the surrounding historic 1066 countryside providing a backdrop.

We warmly welcome visits to both schools from prospective candidates. Please contact Laura Neal on 01424 735810 who will make the arrangements or email her at finance@stmarymagsbex.e-sussex.sch.uk

To request an application pack, please email: leadership.recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

We are committed to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children and expect all staff to share in this commitment. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks. It is a requirement that the post holder is a practising catholic.

As an equal opportunity employer all applicants will be treated equally regardless of age, race, gender or disability.

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.

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.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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.

Equal opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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.

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.