13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    13 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£55,360 - £64,225

Pay scale

L10 to L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of St Giles CE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School are seeking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher to lead our thriving, vibrant and welcoming school.

Our school sits at the heart of our community and is popular in the local area for our nurturing ethos and confident, independent pupils, eager to discover the world.

We’re extremely proud of our school and our warm and inclusive nature: welcoming to all while at the same time, delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning for all our pupils.

We’re looking for a headteacher who is an inspiring leader, committed to carrying forward our journey of school improvement through a collective vision of our future.

We want a leader dedicated to their staff team and their development and ready to get to know - and demand the best for - every pupil in their care. We are ambitious for our future and hope to find a headteacher who wants to use their experience and knowledge to shape and lead that ambition.

We benefit from strong links with St Giles Church and are proud of our Christian distinctiveness.

We are looking for a forward-thinking leader who:

  • Has a clear vision for ongoing school improvement
  • Has in depth understanding of current teaching methods across the entire primary setting
  • Is a skilled practitioner who can model excellent teaching to other staff
  • Is passionate about enabling all pupils to reach their full potential and will oversee a curriculum designed for all learners
  • Has an empowering and approachable leadership style with exceptional communication skills
  • Is able to build relationships in and outside of the school community
  • Is committed to enhancing and supporting the wellbeing of all
  • Has proven track-record of leadership resulting in high achievement
  • Is committed to upholding and building on our Christian distinctiveness and values

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A happy atmosphere that provides a caring, safe and inclusive environment based on a strong Christian ethos and values
  • Welcoming pupils, eager to learn and enthusiastic about school life
  • A hard working, committed and ambitious staff team
  • A supportive environment that promotes a growth mindset and high expectations
  • Support and expertise from a network of other locality schools
  • An experienced, dedicated and supportive governing body
If this sounds like you and you would like to find out more, we would love to hear from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must undertake a DBS criminal record check.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to HRSchoolAdverts@westsussex.gov.uk

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

About St Giles CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01825 790240

St Giles CE Primary School is a thriving and vibrant school in the West Sussex village of Horsted Keynes. Our last Ofsted inspection (2019) awarded us ‘Good’ as did our most recent SIAMS inspection (2018). We have built a reputation as an inclusive and welcoming school committed to delivering the very best education for every child. At the heart of everything we do is the desire to create a stimulating, happy and caring school based on strong Christian distinctiveness and values. We actively encourage all our pupils to be ambitious, achieve their best and support their individual talents.

Arranging a visit to St Giles CofE Primary School

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

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