6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L11 - L15

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher due to a vacancy resulting from an internal promotion. The role will be both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. We are looking for a successful and passionate leader to take up this fantastic opportunity who is experienced, dynamic and has excellent leadership skills.

As Assistant Headteacher, you will work alongside the Headteacher and supportive SLT to build on our current achievements, taking the school on to the next stage of its development. This is an excellent opportunity for a leader who wants to develop their career in an exciting and supportive environment. Experience in teaching or linemanaging an EBACC subject would be an advantage. Experience as a Designated Safeguarding Lead is desirable.

What the school offers its staff

Peacehaven Community School (PCS) is a Swale Academies Trust (SAT) School and we welcome applications from teachers who want to develop their careers and explore the opportunities that working within an established academy trust can bring. SAT has a proud history of supporting non-selective schools to out-perform grammar schools in Kent. Here in East Sussex, the Trust is applying those same principles to areas where students have not had the advantages given to their peers in more affluent areas.

At PCS, we promote self-confidence and belief, supporting our students to face the challenges that future life brings, alongside an awareness and understanding of the values of our society and other cultures. Achievement is a focus for all within an inclusive and supportive school community. We develop confident, happy, ambitious students who take pride in their learning, flourish and are safe. Students will be socially aware and leave our school being academically successful, having the skills and qualities to face new challenges.

We provide constant, high quality CPD and all staff are passionate about sharing good practice. If you are looking for an opportunity that will excite and challenge you, and have boundless energy and resilience, then we look forward to receiving your application. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check & 2 references will be requested.

Join us to benefit from:

  • Friendly and supportive school environment;
  • Be part of a highly successful Trust;
  • CPD opportunities;
  • Teacher Pension Scheme;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

Further details about the role

PCS is a fully inclusive school with a Special Facility for students. There is a higher than average % of students with SEND need throughout the school and we offer Small Group Access Teaching to students where required.

We look to instil Aspire, Believe and Achieve throughout our school community. We achieve this by enhancing the hopes of our students by inspiring a sense of craftsmanship, re-drafting and improving what we do, aiming for excellence and pride in our work. Self-confidence comes from the ability to succeed, even though the journey may have been difficult.

We encourage our students to have strategies to see through problems and complete the task together as part of a community. As our students gain in self-confidence they raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and reap the rewards of doing this. We want our students to rise to challenges and perform at their best, this will then give them solid foundations for their future careers beyond PCS.

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 Rachel Henocq for an informal discussion. rachel.henocq@swale.at and 01273 581100

Completed applications should be sent to Liz Fulker, pcs-recruitment@swale.at or by post to Peacehaven Community School, Greenwich Way, Peacehaven BN10 8RB. 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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to pcs-recruitment@swale.at

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Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Peacehaven Community School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
874 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01273 581100

Arranging a visit to Peacehaven Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rachel.henocq@swale.at.

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