East Sussex County Council
Newhaven, GB
3d ago

Hours of work : Full time teachers' hours

Working pattern : Full-time

To apply for this position and request an application pack, please email :

Closing date : 12 Noon, Monday 7 June 2021

Shortlisting date : Wednesday 9 June 2021

Interview dates : Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June 2021

Start Date : 1 January 2022

Harbour Primary School & Nursery


If you offer leadership which inspires and motivates others towards excellence, and ensures the very best education for our children, then we would love to hear from you.

Harbour Primary and Nursery School is a local authority school, maintaining its OFSTED rating of Good with outstanding features in 2019.

Harbour Primary and Nursery School has just under 500 children aged 2-11, and is located in the coastal East Sussex town of Newhaven, near Brighton.

The Board of Governors seek to appoint a new Headteacher from January 2022.

You will have proven senior leadership skills with the ambition, creativity and skill set to build on our school’s many strengths and provide the strategic vision.

Excellent interpersonal skills are essential in order to inspire staff, parents and pupils to aim for excellence across all aspects of the school.

You will encourage our children to Always be Curious and embrace the motto Every Child, every chance, every day .

We can offer :

  • Engaged and happy pupils who enjoy learning and behave well, committed and supportive colleagues who encourage innovation and creativity
  • A very engaged parents group
  • A fully supportive and active governing body with a wide range of skills
  • a well-resourced and financially stable school
  • Visits to the school for prospective candidates are both recommended and warmly welcomed. Even if you have not been considering a move, why not come and visit us to find out more about this great opportunity to be a leader in our community.

    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.

    Harbour Primary and Nursery 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 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.

    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.

    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.

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