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Executive Headteacher - Full-time

Riverside Federation

  • Ref:KCC-F52-2-L
  • Posted:04/03/2019
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L15 - L21*
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:27/03/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:23rd April 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 the right person to be our Executive Headteacher.

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’, providing a solid foundation for a new leader to build on.

Our new Executive Headteacher will bring their own style to:

 - Lead both schools to consolidate ‘good’ and move to ‘outstanding’
 - Strengthen ties with the local community 
 - Work in partnership with governors, parents and staff
 - Reinforce partnerships with our collaboration schools
 - Stay at the forefront of educational development

The Governors are committed to on-going professional development to enable the successful candidate to flourish in the role.

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

Closing date: Wednesday 27th March 2019 at midday

Interview dates: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Visits to the schools are encouraged, contact office@etchingham.e-sussex.sch.uk or telephone 01580 819218 for details. 

Visit dates are: Friday 8 March, Monday 11 March, Thursday 14 March, Tuesday 19 March and Monday 25 March.

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.

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.