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Executive Headteacher - Full-time

Riverside Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F52-1-L
  • Posted:01/02/2019
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L15 - L21*
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:27/02/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:18th & 19th March 2019


The Riverside Federation in East Sussex, was established in 2016 between Bodiam CE Primary School and Etchingham CE Primary School, following a successful partnership that began in 2010.

 The Governors of the Riverside Federation are seeking to appointment an Executive Headteacher to develop our Federation further, whilst preserving the individuality of each of our schools.

Our Federation also works closely with four other small primary schools in the area and this is known as the Battle Outlying Small Schools (BOSS) Cluster.

Our schools are rated Ofsted ‘good’ and SIAMS ‘outstanding’.  Both schools are in a sound financial position with excellent staff.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead both schools to consolidate ‘good’ and move to ‘outstanding’
  • Strengthen ties with the local community
  • Fortify relationships with our parents and children
  • Reinforce partnerships with our collaboration schools
  • Provide robust strategic leadership and direction

In addition, you must be able to stay at the forefront of educational developments, establishing innovative methods to foster growth and learning for all.


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

Closing date: Wednesday 27th February 2019 at midday

Interview dates: Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2019

We would recommend candidates visit our schools prior to an application, to appreciate the potential of this unique opportunity and allow us to answer any questions you may have.   

If you would like to arrange a visit to both Bodiam and Etchingham Schools, please contact:

Gail Forward, Office Manager at Etchingham by telephoning  01580 819218 or by e mail at  office@etchingham.e-sussex.sch.uk 

Visit dates are Monday 4th February, Monday 11th February and Thursday 14th February.

Information about the federation

The Riverside Federation is a Federation between Bodiam Church of England Primary School and Etchingham Church of England Primary School.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gail Forward
  • Address:Etchingham C E School,
    Parsonage Croft,
    East Sussex,
    TN19 7BY
  • Telephone: 01580 819218
  • Email: office@etchingham.e-sussex.sch.uk


Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.