22 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive Salary (potential relocation package of up to £8,000 pa, subject to criteria)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Join an Outstanding Team in Education Leadership

Are you ready to lead and shape the educational landscape? STEP Academy Trust, a pioneering network of 20 Primary Academies spanning South London and East Sussex, is seeking a visionary and dynamic STEP Executive Head Teacher for our thriving Hailsham academies in East Sussex.

Why STEP Academy Trust?

Top-tier Excellence: Join one of the country's leading Academy Trusts, dedicated to continuous improvement and evolution for the betterment of children and our communities.

Dynamic Work Environment: Experience an exciting and innovative workplace that presents unparalleled opportunities for growth and development.

Teaching School Hub Curriculum Support: Gain further support and capacity for continuous improvement to help your academies and leaders from our innovative Teaching School Hub.

The Ideal Candidate:

We are seeking an accomplished professional who embodies our core values and can drive impactful change. The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a history of strategic leadership, elevating pupil progress, and fostering excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Exhibit a fervour for enhancing educational standards and inspiring leadership to motivate and empower others.
  • Forge robust partnerships with staff, parents, and the wider community, steering transformative change and shaping the Academy's future direction.

What the school offers its staff

  • Supportive Leadership: A dedicated leadership team committed to nurturing and empowering colleagues.
  • Professional Development: Access excellent career growth opportunities and continuous professional development.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Enjoy a range of benefits, including membership to Perkbox discount scheme, subsidised private health care, free school lunch, and participation in the Teachers’ pension scheme.
  • Wellbeing Focus: Experience a positive ethos with a strong commitment to staff wellbeing.
  • Central Support: Receive guidance and support from the Central team and wider Executive Team.

Commitment to safeguarding

STEP Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. STEP Academy Trust believes that its workforce should reflect the local community and that all groups within the community should have equal access to the Trust’s employment opportunities. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Applicants must hold the right to work in the UK.

Applying for the job

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About Phoenix Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Arranging a visit to Phoenix Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email centralrecruitment@stepacademytrust.org.

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