St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School,

Bexhill-On Sea, East Sussex

Head Teacher
Salary: L14 – L21* £55,064 – £64,736
Relocation expenses available

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary school, a single form entry school in Bexhill wishes, to appoint an experienced teacher to lead this inspirational school into the next stage of its development. Currently rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED and outstanding in S48, the Governors are seeking a committed Catholic to lead the school to new heights of educational excellence.

The job is to
• Continue to improve the progress and growth of all our pupils through effective leadership of the school.
• Lead the professional development of all members of the school team, enthusing and inspiring colleagues to strive for excellence.
• Explore opportunities to engage with national initiatives.
• Lead the school through any OFSTED inspections, towards an outstanding result.
• Ensure the school respond to changes in the educational environment including reviewing the whole school curriculum with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure it is fit for purpose and enables the school to face future challenges.
• Lead the school in strategic matters including consultation on joining the Bosco Catholic Education Trust.

The successful candidate will be
• A current senior leader with an ambitious attitude for achievement for our pupils and the school.
• An experienced, well qualified teacher who knows what excellent teaching looks like and how to develop it in others.
• Looking for their next challenge both personally and professionally.
• Committed to engaging with the staff and taking them thorough change positively, building on the good practice that already exists as well as implementing new ideas.
• Prepared to ask the difficult questions and deliver solutions.

In Return you will have
• The Diocesan Educational Service for Arundel and Brighton for advice and assistance.
• Committed support from the Governors.
• Mentoring from an experienced Headteacher.
• A personal program of CPD tailored to your requirements.
• A happy faith community with committed staff and children who love to learn.

We warmly welcome you to visit our school, please contact Laura Neal, School Business Manager on (01424) 735810 or email: finance@stmarymagsbex.e-sussex.sch.uk to book an appointment.

To apply for this position and receive a recruitment pack, please email: leadership.recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 4 November 2019.
Interview Dates: Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 November 2019.


This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.