Head of School

The Skylark Federation would like to appoint a new Head of School for Barcombe C of E school. The Skylark Federation is made up of three schools, Barcombe, Hamsey and Plumpton. We offer many opportunities for collaborative work, to inspire innovative practice and professional development. Are you ready for the challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for an aspirational leader to play a key role, with excellent career prospects. Applications are invited from experienced teachers with the skills and desire to lead others and raise standards in teaching and learning.

We are seeking that special person who will support us in continuing to provide an excellent standard of education whilst driving school improvement forward. You will be an outstanding teaching and learning practitioner with the skills to translate this into higher standards and excellent attainment. The role will have a class teaching responsibility of two and a half days a week.

Working with our Executive Head Teacher, you will be responsible for translating a clearly articulated vision into action. You will help lead and manage the school day-to-day and work as part of a team in the strategic direction of the school.


We are looking for a dynamic Head of School to join us. This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the future development of our Federation.

The successful candidate will:

• Be an excellent classroom practitioner

• Have proven and effective leadership and management experience

• Have the ability to lead curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment

• Have vision, high expectations and enthusiasm

• Have very good interpersonal skills and be able to motivate children and staff

• Be able to promote positive relationships within the school and the wider community

We can offer you:

• An exciting opportunity to develop a crucial role in shaping the future of a progressive and ambitious federation.

* Support and guidance from an experienced leadership team and embedded federation structures.

• Hard working and committed governing body

• A supportive and engaged parent body and local community

• Membership of a proactive and supportive education improvement partnership

• A commitment to your continued professional growth and career development

• Children who are excited, enthusiastic and ready to learn

• A happy school where everyone is celebrated for their strengths and valued for their differences

• Friendly, professional and supportive colleagues

• A structured programme of professional development

• A chance to really make a difference to the lives of our amazing children


Closing date for applications – 14th April 2023. Interviews – 20th April 2023

We would encourage you to meet our Executive Head Teacher and visit our school. Please email our Business Manager for an application pack and to arrange a visit. Email: ahill@skylarkfed.education

We look forward to welcoming you to the Skylark Federation.

T. 01273 400287 E. barcombeoffice@skylarkfed.education A. School Path, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5DN