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  • Start date details

    September 2023; or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 to L24*

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for:

  • an experienced leader, dedicated to achieving excellence in all aspects of school life including Christian ethos
  • a strategic thinker who can shape and implement our vision and raise standards and achievement for all
  • a passionate educationalist who inspires the highest quality of teaching and learning for pupils of all abilities
  • an excellent communicator who will build on the strong relationships in our whole community

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer:

  • The opportunity to lead a well-regarded town school with high ambitions for the future
  • A team of talented staff who enjoy working together
  • Pupils with excellent behaviour and overall wellbeing, who are proud of their school
  • A supportive and dedicated governing board
  • A strong school spirit and community with enthusiastic parents and strong links with the local CofE and Methodist Churches

For an informal discussion with the existing Headteacher and/or Chair of Governors, and to arrange a school visit, please contact the school. For a conversation with a member of the DCAT team please contact 01273 425001 or email hr@dcat.academy.

To apply for this position please download a full application pack available on our website, www.thehaven.e-sussex.sch.uk/staff/job vacancies and email your completed application form to hr@dcat.academy.

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Further details about the role

The Haven is a VA maintained school that is converting to academy status and will be joining the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT). We are hoping this will be completed by early Spring.

The existing headteacher is retiring at the end of the spring term, and the governing board is excited to offer this rare opportunity to appoint a new headteacher to lead our successful, happy, and nurturing school. At the Haven we make learning interesting, through providing a safe and stimulating environment and by promoting high academic standards. We encourage curiosity and inspire a lifelong love of learning for all our children.

Our popular Church of England and Methodist primary school, situated in Eastbourne, is a two form entry school and is much loved and respected by pupils, staff, parents, carers, and the local community.

The Haven was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in November 2018. At the Haven, a team of highly motivated and experienced educators are committed to providing our pupils with invigorating and stimulating educational, social, and moral experiences that they will remember for a lifetime. We want everyone in our school to flourish and live life in all its fullness.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected tohold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service check (http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring service-check).

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About The Haven Voluntary Aided CofE/Methodist Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Methodist, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
425 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01323 471781

Arranging a visit to The Haven Voluntary Aided CofE/Methodist Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@thehaven.e-sussex.sch.uk.

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