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Current Vacancies

Assistant Headteacher with Responsibility for Inclusion

• Job Start Date : From September 2023 (or earlier)
• Contract/Hours : Permanent, Full-time
• Salary Type : Leadership Scale
• Salary Details : L4 – L8 [£49,138- £54,240]
• NOR : 218 - Group 2


Are you a dynamic, passionate and progressive leader? Ready to take the step to leadership?   

Do you have the skills and drive to lead Inclusion?


This is a golden opportunity to be part of the leadership team at a thriving Catholic primary school in Crowborough, East Sussex which was rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED in 2022.


At St Mary’s we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced and skilled individual to take on the role of Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Inclusion. The successful candidate will be someone who can inspire our excellent team of staff to achieve the highest quality learning and teaching for our pupils, whilst maintaining a child-centred approach.


St Mary’s is situated 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. Located 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 middle/senior leader. Our supportive Governing Board offers clear strategic direction, and for someone stepping into Assistant Headship we have a full package of support available.  If you have the right leadership qualities, we can help you grow into the role.


We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who:

  • is supportive of the Catholic ethos of the school

  • is a passionate, experienced and ambitious educator, with the drive and vision to achieve the best for all our pupils

  • is a highly effective leader of learning, with experience of delivering a broad, rich and varied curriculum that meets the needs of every pupil

  • has a genuine commitment to team working, distributed management and the development of all of our staff

  • can demonstrate good leadership, management, organisation and communication skills

  • has a knowledge and understanding of the SEND code of practice


We can offer:

  • excellent professional development and support

  • 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 community


Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. You will be given a guided tour of the school and will have the opportunity to talk to pupils and staff.


If you think this exciting opportunity is for you, then do not hesitate to call us to book a tour. For more details, an application pack or to arrange a visit please contact the school office on: 01892 655291 or by email at: 

All the relevant application documents can be downloaded from the button below.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 17th April 2023

Shortlisting: Monday 17th April 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Individual links to the 8 documents, please click on the buttons below

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