Ocklynge Junior School, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8XN

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  • Start date details

    To be negotiated

  • Closing date

    1 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership L25 - L31

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a dynamic and effective leader, communicator and team builder with the vision, ability and drive to inspire, motivate and influence pupils, staff and stakeholders, ensuring successful and sustainable school improvement. In return, we can offer you strong support from the Trust’s executive team, the freedom to shape the future of the school, and the opportunity for your continued professional development, including access to NPQs.

We welcome applications from external applicants, from both current inspirational Headteachers, or aspirational Senior Leaders who are seeking to step up to a headship position.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader and strategic thinker, with a proven track record of successful leadership and management in a primary school. You will:

  • have high expectations of staff and pupils and the vision to build a strong staff team and cohesive school community
  • inspire and motivate all pupils and staff to develop in a well-disciplined and harmonious environment
  • have an uncompromising commitment to ensuring all pupils achieve their potential so that they leave school as mature, rounded, resilient individuals, ready to take their places as active citizens ready for secondary school
  • be committed to the delivery of the highest standard of teaching and learning, including the professional development of our staff
  • Remain committed to developing our ethos and vision ensuring that each pupil is valued, respected and treated as equal.
  • Demonstrate innovation, excellent communication and intelligent leadership.

What the school offers its staff

We offer an incentive package which includes:

  • On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
  • Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
  • Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting wellbeing.
  • Staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Subsidised membership of Benenden Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
  • On-site parking.
  • Free Breakfast Club/After School Club place for staff children at Ocklynge Junior School.
  • Enviable setting and extensive grounds.

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About Ocklynge Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
795 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
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We are looking to appoint a strong and engaging teacher who is committed to delivering outstanding teaching and learning across Key Stage 2 that supports pupils to achieve their full potential. Our ideal applicant will exude a passion for Music which is evident in their day-to-day practice. You will need to be organised, innovative and proactive to draw on the pupils’ interests to ensure progress is made. You should be creative in your lesson delivery, as you will be teaching a range of different ability levels and you should be prepared to commit to extra-curricular activities, as the school has a passion for music. This is a great opportunity to join a successful Music department. All pupils at Ocklynge have Music lessons as a regular part of their curriculum. There are many opportunities for practical music-making during lesson time, using percussion instruments, keyboards, ukuleles and other whole class sets of instruments. We enjoy the luxury of a fully equipped classroom with keyboards, glockenspiels, xylophones and ukuleles. Extra-curricular music activities form a key part of life at Ocklynge. There are a variety of activities available throughout the year as in school and after school activities, such as Harmony Choir, Combined Choir, Recorders, Marimba Magic, and Orchestra. We welcome several peripatetic music teachers from the music service who teach Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Brass and Keyboard. We also have a private drumming teacher who teaches weekly. There are several concerts each year involving a large number of pupils and the music department supports the year group performances that take place at the end of every long term. Other concerts include the annual Christmas Concert and the leavers’ assembly. We are very keen to develop the singing across the school and incorporate it into every assembly whenever possible as well as the instrumental teaching and orchestra. Another key focus for music development is to engage more fully with the local community much more regularly. If you require any further information about this role please do not hesitate to contact office@ocklynge.co.uk or 01323 725839. If you decide to apply for this post, please use the information provided and your own expertise to complete the application form, which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.ocklynge.e-sussex.sch.uk/vacancies.html , and return to Mrs Barrow, Executive Assistant SDLT, at lbarrow@ratton.co.uk by the closing date.

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