St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Chapel Green, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2LB

Tel: 01892 655 291


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Job Start Date : Flexible from January 2021

Contract/Hours : Permanent, Full-time

Salary Type : Leadership Scale

Salary Details : L15-L21 [£57,986-£66,516]

NOR : 218 - Group 2

Ready to take the step to leadership? Already a Headteacher, looking for a new challenge?

This is a golden opportunity to lead a thriving Catholic primary school in Crowborough, East Sussex. In these extraordinary times, there has never been a better moment to take stock of your career. 

St Mary’s needs an inspiring new Headteacher to lead our school in the welcoming, safe, and family friendly town of Crowborough, close to Tunbridge Wells, within easy reach of Eastbourne and Brighton and with good rail links to London. Situated at the top of the High Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and on the doorstep of the Ashdown Forest, our over-subscribed school offers a fantastic opportunity for either an aspiring or experienced Headteacher.

Our supportive Governing Board offers clear strategic direction, and for someone stepping into their first headship we have a full package of support available. If you have the right leadership qualities, we can help you grow into the role.

Interested?  Come and visit us for an informal chat. We are happy for you to visit throughout the summer holidays. Come and see our school, find out about our town and this beautiful part of East Sussex. 

We are looking for:

  • a practising Catholic, committed to the values of Catholic education
  • a passionate, experienced and ambitious educator, with the vision to clearly articulate the role that the Headteacher will take in further developing and improving our school
  • a highly effective leader of learning, with experience of delivering a broad, rich and varied curriculum that meets the needs of every pupil
  • a genuine commitment to team working, distributed management and the development of all of our staff

We can offer:

  • a package of support from your first day in school tailored to your experience
  • an opportunity to build on the solid foundations of a happy, progressive and consistently ‘good’ school
  • a skilled, experienced and highly committed staff team
  • strong support from parents, Governors and the Catholic community
  • a competitive salary (with potential for negotiation) and the possibility of support if you are relocating

You will be:

  • an experienced Assistant, Deputy or Headteacher

Visits to the school (following social distancing guidelines) are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. If you think this exciting opportunity is for you, the Governors look forward to meeting you and receiving your application.

Please note that there is currently an interim Acting Headteacher in post who will not be applying for the role.

Call or email the school office on 01892 655291 / for more details, to arrange a visit, or a full application pack.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 21st September 2020

Interview Dates: Week commencing 12th October 2020

St Mary’s school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

~ Pray ~ Learn ~ Love ~ Enjoy ~