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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £43,516 and £46,549

Pay scale

NJC Scale M9 - points 37 to 40

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you committed to ensuring the welfare of young people? Have you got the leadership skills to join our school in its mission to ensure all children are kept safe and achieve their personal best?

City Academy Whitehawk is a vibrant two form entry school, proudly serving its East Brighton community. We are a Good school with an Outstanding Early Years (Ofsted 2018). Ahead of the retirement of our highly regarded Welfare Management, we are looking for a skilled, committed professional with the resilience and passion to enhance our diverse, dedicated team. Sustaining and enhancing our inclusion provision is a cornerstone of the ‘Highest Expectations For All’ motto that drives our practice.

About the role

The successful candidate must be able to work with the skill, resilience and compassion that our busy school environment demands, ensuring the wellbeing and welfare of all students and their families across the 3-11yrs age range. Our Welfare Manager will receive a term-long handover, in order that they are able to ensure that our currently highly effective provision is sustained. You will be able to build strong relationships with all stakeholders, and finding child-centred approaches that best support the pupils in our care to make excellent progress.

Our Welfare Manager will be appointed on a full-time basis, attending weekly Professional Development Meetings, Senior Leadership Team Meetings and working closely with our Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo as part of our High Needs Triad. The successful candidate will lead a team of four inclusion mentors and our Attendance Officer.

What the school offers its staff

In return for your commitment, passion and resilience, we are proud to offer you:

  • A term working alongside our exceptional Welfare Manager ahead of their retirement this summer
  • A high functioning, highly skilled and supportive leadership team who are devoted to improving outcomes for all children and all staff
  • Respectful, polite and engaged children who greatly value their school and learning
  • A spacious, well equipped and resourced learning environment
  • An established and effective bespoke curriculum and accompanying pedagogy guides
  • Excellent training and professional development opportunities
  • A team of happy, vibrant and energetic teachers and support staff
  • A proven record of exceptional welfare and pastoral support
  • A culture of collaboration and support within our Aurora Academies Trust network
  • Well established working relationships with our external agency colleagues

Further details about the role

Candidates are actively encouraged to visit the school to meet our Headteacher and get a feel for the CAW culture we are so proud of. A tour can be arranged by calling the school on 01273 681377 or emailingthomasmcmorrin@auroraacademies.org

Further information about the school can be found on our website -https://www.caw.brighton-hove.sch.uk/

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 City Academy Whitehawk

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
398 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01273 681377

City Academy Whitehawk is a “Good” school with an “Outstanding” Early Years. We are a two form entry school for children aged 4 to 11 years. In addition, our school has a nursery class for children aged 3 to 4 years.

Arranging a visit to City Academy Whitehawk

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email thomasmcmorrin@auroraacademies.org.

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