Vacancy Position



Manor Hall Road , Brighton, England BN42 4NF, United Kingdom


L18 - L24 (£64,143 - £73,559)

Start Date

About The Role


Eastbrook Primary Academy, Southwick, West Sussex

Starting 1st January 2022


Salary:  L18 – L24 (£64,143 – £73,559)

Closing Date: 16th September 2021 at 12:00pm

Shortlisting: 17th September 2021

Interviews:  21st and 22nd September 2021


We are looking to appoint a new headteacher to Eastbrook Primary Academy. We are particularly interested to hear from experienced, outstanding headteachers, or outstanding deputy headteachers who feel they have the desired professional qualities. We are looking for someone with drive, ambition and a proven track record of successful school leadership to lead our outstanding academy to further success. With the opportunity to experience the support and network offered by the REAch2 Academy Trust, this post would suit an experienced person looking for the next challenge and wanting to join a highly supportive MAT. You will be able to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team of staff and governors who are passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences, within a culture of highest expectations.

You will demonstrate a clear understanding of what it takes for a school to retain an ‘Outstanding’ judgement and the competency to lead the school to this outcome. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage, prioritise and organise your workload, to show flexibility and resilience and recognise the need for pastoral care for all members of the community of the school.  A commitment to well-being and mental health is essential.

If you are an innovative, responsible and insightful professional, who has the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to build on Eastbrook Academy’s considerable strengths, then we look forward to hearing from you.

About Eastbrook Primary Academy

Eastbrook is a co-educational 4-11 Academy with 420 pupils, serving Southwick, Fishersgate and the surrounding catchment area, which joined REAch2 Academy Trust in 2013. We are a vibrant and diverse community with high expectations for all our pupils. Judged to be an ‘outstanding’ school by OFSTED in July 2015, our vision is for Eastbrook to continue be a school where ‘everyone matters and every day counts’.

Please visit our website for further information www.eastbrook.w-sussex.sch.uk

Your opportunity

Whether you are an experienced headteacher, or preparing for your first headship, we can equip you with the experience, knowledge and training to achieve your next career goal. As part of REAch2, you will have the opportunity to work within a close network of academies, and with headteachers from across the wider Trust. We have a highly experienced central team, all committed to providing support and developing your skills as a leader. As part of a rewarding environment and highly supportive Trust, we can provide headteachers with all the support needed.


Being a part of the REAch2 Multi Academy Trust

We are the largest primary only Trust in the country, which serves some of the most diverse communities, both in urban and coastal areas. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of REAch2. We have a proven track record in supporting schools to improve rapidly and to maintain and build upon those improvements.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We are looking for talented individuals who share our vision for creating and are committed to ensuring that every child in our Trust has exceptional opportunities for learning.

Learn more about REAch2 and our vision and values www.reach2.org

Next Steps

Informal and exploratory conversations are welcomed and encouraged. We would like candidates to make contact with both Gill Ellyard (Director of Education) and Dr Louise Askew (Chair of Governors) to discuss the post in confidence.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

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How to apply:

Completed applications should be returned by email to: [email protected], marked ‘Headteacher application for Eastbrook Academy’

Closing Date:  16th September 2021 12:00pm

Application Pack:

Information about the role

Application form

Job description and person specification

Equal opportunities monitoring form

School prospectus



Safeguarding Notice 

REAch2 all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.


Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Application Documents

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School Location

Manor Hall Road, Brighton, England BN42 4NF

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