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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£93,902 – £108,776

Pay scale

Leadership Scale (L29-L35)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a transformational leader with the passion, drive and resilience to make a difference to young people and their community?

Swale Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a strategic and innovative Headteacher to The Eastbourne Academy, a medium-sized 11-16 school in Eastbourne which is significantly ahead on its improvement journey. We are a leading Multi-Academy Trust in the South East. Each school within our Trust has a unique identity and ethos, so each Headteacher has the scope to make their individual mark in their own school.

The person we are looking for will not be afraid to embrace challenge, and will possess a driven determination to improve the life chances of the students in the local community. We also require a leader with vision and talent to chart an ambitious course for the school’s next stage of development. Improving outcomes for students, continuous professional development of staff at all levels, and curriculum design present exciting opportunities for the next Headteacher.

For the right candidate, there may be opportunities for a cross-Trust role, which can be discussed at interview.

What the school offers its staff

Since its last Ofsted inspection in May 2022, The Eastbourne Academy has made significant strides in improvement. Now a settled, inclusive community, the school requires a creative and collaborative leader to nurture ambition even further to enthuse and inspire both students and staff.

Swale Academies Trust provides an extensive network of support to empower all to achieve success. Supported by a school Improvement Executive, you will be encouraged to work closely with the other schools in the Trust to share and develop best practice.

If you can enthuse and inspire the next generation of students and staff at The Eastbourne Academy, we look forward to receiving your application.

Full details can be found in the Recruitment Pack.

Further details about the role

Applications should be made or by submitting a completed SAT Application Form to the SIE, Rachel Gough, rachel.gough@swale.at Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2).

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Rachel Gough, School Improvement Executive, for an informal discussion regarding the post by telephone: 07375 040234 or by email: rachel.gough@swale.at

We strongly recommend all interested candidates visit the school. Visits can be arranged at any time by contacting Casey Rose, Office Manager, by telephone: 01323 514900 or by e-mail: casey.rose@swale.at.

Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

Closing Date: 25th March 2024

Interview Date: week beginning 22nd April 2024 (dates to be confirmed)

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Eastbourne Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
856 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Arranging a visit to The Eastbourne Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rachel.gough@swale.at.

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