Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    28 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L18 - L24 (£64,143 - £73,559)

Job summary

 We are looking to appoint a new headteacher to Eastbrook Primary Academy. We are particularly interested to hear from experienced, outstanding headteachers, or outstanding deputy headteachers who feel they have the desired professional qualities. We are looking for someone with drive, ambition and a proven track record of successful school leadership to lead our outstanding academy to further success. With the opportunity to experience the support and network offered by the REAch2 Academy Trust, this post would suit an experienced person looking for the next challenge and wanting to join a highly supportive MAT. You will be able to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team of staff and governors who are passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences, within a culture of highest expectations. 

You will demonstrate a clear understanding of what it takes for a school to retain an ‘Outstanding’ judgement and the competency to lead the school to this outcome. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage, prioritise and organise your workload, to show flexibility and resilience and recognise the need for pastoral care for all members of the community of the school.  A commitment to well-being and mental health is essential. 

If you are an innovative, responsible and insightful professional, who has the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to build on Eastbrook Academy’s considerable strengths, then we look forward to hearing from you. 

 Your opportunity 

Whether you are an experienced headteacher, or preparing for your first headship, we can equip you with the experience, knowledge and training to achieve your next career goal. As part of REAch2, you will have the opportunity to work within a close network of academies, and with headteachers from across the wider Trust. We have a highly experienced central team, all committed to providing support and developing your skills as a leader. As part of a rewarding environment and highly supportive Trust, we can provide headteachers with all the support needed. 

Applying for the job

Next Steps

Informal and exploratory conversations are welcomed and encouraged. We would like candidates to make contact with both Lucy Ellis (deputy director of education) and Dr Louise Askew (chair of governors) to discuss the post in confidence.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

How to apply:
Completed applications should be returned by email to:, marked ‘Headteacher application for Eastbrook Academy’
Please download and apply using the REAch2 Application Form attached to this listing.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
412 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact email
Contact phone number
01273 874050

About Eastbrook Primary Academy

 About Eastbrook Primary Academy 

Eastbrook is a co-educational 4-11 Academy with 420 pupils, serving Southwick, Fishersgate and the surrounding catchment area, which joined REAch2 Academy Trust in 2013. We are a vibrant and diverse community with high expectations for all our pupils. Judged to be an ‘outstanding’ school by OFSTED in July 2015, our vision is for Eastbrook to continue be a school where ‘everyone matters and every day counts’.  

Please visit our website for further information 

 Being a part of the REAch2 Multi Academy Trust 

We are the largest primary only Trust in the country, which serves some of the most diverse communities, both in urban and coastal areas. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of REAch2. We have a proven track record in supporting schools to improve rapidly and to maintain and build upon those improvements. 

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career. 

We are looking for talented individuals who share our vision for creating and are committed to ensuring that every child in our Trust has exceptional opportunities for learning. 

Learn more about REAch2 and our vision and values 

Arranging a visit to Eastbrook Primary Academy

 COVID safe visits to the school are welcome and encouraged, please contact the chair of Governors to arrange. 

School location

Manor Hall Road, Brighton, West Sussex, BN42 4NF

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