13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    28 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£55,338 - £61,166

Job summary

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.

Applying for the job

In the attached pack you will find the person specification which has clear criteria that describes the essential skills, ability, experience and qualification needed in order to carry out the duties of the post. Please use the person specification criteria as headings when writing your statement and where applicable, give examples of situations when you have used the skills and attributes detailed. Your application or personal statement should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 and bullet points are encouraged. It is very important that your application is in the format requested as candidates will be short-listed on the person specification criteria alone. CVs will not be accepted.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
258 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Benfield Primary School

Benfield Primary School is a 2 form school on the edge of Brighton & Hove.

It is federated with Hangleton Primary

We are so fortunate to lead a strong team of dedicated professionals who really do inspire our children so that they show a real thirst and enjoyment for learning. We are ably supported and challenged by our knowledgeable governors who play an active part in school life.

Arranging a visit to Benfield Primary School

Visits are recommended, contact Sarah Wilks 01273 294874 to arrange.

School location

255 Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 1XS

Similar jobs


Telscombe Cliffs Primary School and Nursery

Telscombe Cliffs Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 7DE

Get a job alert for when similar jobs are listed