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Head of School
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/12955
  • Published: Fri 19/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £55,338 - £61,166
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN41 1XS

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Head of School

Job introduction

We wish to appoint an inspirational leader to join our school as Head of School from September 2021. We welcome applications from both external and internal candidates, and willing to consider applications for flexible working. This is an opportunity for someone to make the step from Senior Leader to Head of School, in a supported environment.

Paid weeks per year: 52

Start date: September 2021



About the role

As Head of School you will demonstrate outstanding leadership and strong interpersonal skills to inspire, motivate and empower colleagues to continuously improve our inclusive school. You will have responsibility for the daily leadership and management of our school, working closely with the Executive Headteacher in shaping our strategic vision.

The successful candidate will have established a track record of securing the best possible learning outcomes, both attainment and progress, of all learners. You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the proven ability to lead, develop and influence others to achieve exceptional performance, holding them accountable for their own practice and the learning of the children in their care.  

This is an exciting time to join our school community. Our school benefits from working in highly effective partnerships. We understand that sustained success comes from being an outward looking school and we are federated with Hangleton Primary School.  Therefore, the successful candidate will be part of a wider team bringing extensive opportunities for sharing expertise and learning from each other. Benfield school also leads the Sussex Coast Teaching School Alliance, which enables us to work with schools across the city and beyond.

We can offer you: 

  • the support of an outstanding leadership team, across the federation,  committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our children;
  •  support to develop and grow your skills, strengths and leadership; 
  • a knowledgeable and active Governing Body who provide constructive challenge and are committed to continuous improvement; 
  • opportunities to lead strategic initiatives and show your impact on school improvement, and;
  • a comprehensive, rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation and our Teaching School Alliance.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Benfield Primary School via email to :-Sarahwilks@hangleton.brighton-hove.sch.uk  or telephone 01273 294872 to arrange a visit to the school or to receive an information pack.

Visits to the school welcome between 19th April to 27th April 2021

Closing date for applications: Noon, Wednesday 28th April 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 12th May 2021              

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Benfield &  Hangleton Federation of schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.

Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school address:

255 Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, BN41 1XS, email: Sarahwilks@hangleton.brighton-hove.sch.uk 

School Office: (01273) 294950


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.


Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Brighton & Hove Schools - Taking Action for Equality

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.

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