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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Range L32 to L38

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body seeks an outstanding and passionate individual, with a breadth of experience and history of success in educational leadership, to assume the role of Headteacher. They should be someone who will be dedicated to ensuring that every student leaves Imberhorne possessing the skills, qualities and knowledge needed to thrive in life, learning and work.

Our Senior Leadership Team and staff have initiated a journey to develop and embed a number of strategic improvements in the areas of Behaviour and Attitudes, Teaching and Learning, and Inclusion. We are looking for a Headteacher who will provide supportive leadership, building upon the school’s established values and ethos, while also bringing their own unique perspective to address the opportunities and challenges ahead.

We are seeking a Headteacher who will demonstrate:

  • The energy, determination and resilience to make a substantial impact as the leader of a large and ambitious school.
  • The integrity, moral purpose, presence and emotional intelligence that is essential to instil confidence in staff, students, parents and the local community.
  • A passion for teaching and learning, with a strong understanding of inclusion and the needs of students of all abilities and backgrounds.

What the school offers its staff

The new Headteacher will benefit from:

  • A highly skilled Senior Leadership Team that works alongside a motivated, dedicated and hardworking team of highly professional staff, all striving for the success of every student.
  • Enthusiastic and well-behaved students who want to learn and take part in all aspects of school life.
  • Governors who have high expectations of the Headteacher’s ability to deliver the school’s strategic vision, offering a positive and supportive environment.
  • Opportunities for development, training and support for all staff.
  • Development of leadership potential, which includes active participation in collaborative initiatives within our local federation of four schools.
  • A well-managed budget that ensures value for money.

Further details about the role

Visits to the school from potential applicants are welcomed and encouraged. To make an appointment, please contact Angela Nicholls by email to anicholls@imberhorne.co.uk.

Visits can be arranged for the following dates:

  • Wednesday 31st January at 9.15am
  • Friday 2nd February at 9.15am
  • Tuesday 6th February at 9.15am
  • Thursday 8th February at 9.15am

Please submit your application using the application form, with a supporting letter of no more than two A4 sides when typed. This should tell us how you satisfy the person specification and answer how you would embrace and build on the school’s current strategic direction, whilst also bringing your own perspective to these strategies.

Please send your completed application to HR Headteacher Recruitment Administration by midday on Friday 16th February via hrschooladverts@westsussex.gov.uk, quoting reference number 16422. Please note that completed application forms and supporting letters need to be submitted by email.

Imberhorne School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As part of our recruitment process, checks of candidates’ online and social media profiles will be carried out.

Key Dates:

Closing Date: Midday on Friday 16th February

Shortlisting completed by: Wednesday 28th February

Interview dates: Monday 4th March and Tuesday 5th March

Start date: September 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Imberhorne is committed to safeguarding children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Imberhorne School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1624 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01342 323562

Imberhorne is a thriving and oversubscribed 11-18 school in East Grinstead on the Surrey/Sussex border.

Arranging a visit to Imberhorne School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email anicholls@imberhorne.co.uk.

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