Warden Park Academy

Job vacancy details


Location: Cuckfield, RH17 5DP

Salary: Salary range: L32-L36 (£83,495 - £92,090)

Working Pattern: Permanent Full time

Closing date: 8 May 2017


Required September 2017

The Governors of WPSA and the Trustees of Sussex Learning Trust are looking to appoint a new Headteacher for this excellent academy. The post is created by the existing Headteacher/CEO, Jonathan Morris assuming 100% CEO responsibilities for the Trust (up to now it has been a dual role).

WPSA is better than “Good” and not quite “Outstanding”. It has a very dedicated staff team who enjoy teaching a truly wonderful cohort of students. Governance is very strong. The school is expected to continue its rapid improvement in recent years and certainly be overall “Outstanding” at the next inspection. Our intention is to be beyond Outstanding. We call this World Class.

The Sussex Learning Trust is at an exciting stage of development and expansion. There will be opportunity and expectation of collaborative working with colleagues in the Trust.

Warden Park has an ambitious ethos and a culture of high expectations which encourages 'the best from all'. Our mission is to provide outstanding teaching and learning through a challenging and inspiring curriculum and enriching educational experiences for students, their families and the wider community.

Academic results are consistently well above national average and there is very high demand for places. Ofsted concluded that Warden Park was Good with “Outstanding” leadership and student behaviour. The new Headteacher, working with the CEO, will ensure continued and sustained improvements in standards across the Academy. Our intention is to be “world class” in all we do.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional track record of school leadership and determination and resilience needed to fulfil the demands of the role. If you are an "emerging" Head we can provide excellent support as you grow into the role. Conversely, if you are experienced you will enjoy autonomy.

Governors and Trustees are fully committed to ongoing professional development for the postholder and value and support effective work life balance.

“The Joint Heads of School will show any prospective candidates around the Academy and I am available for an informal conversation at any time.” Jonathan Morris

How to apply:

Please visit www.wardenpark.co.uk for further details of this vacancy including details of the application process.

If you require any additional information please contact Jonathan Morris, CEO on 01444 457881 or jmorris@wardenpark.co.uk

Closing date: 9am, Monday 8 May 2017.

Interviews: TBC.

WP Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to the equality of opportunity and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed along with other relevant employment checks.

To Apply:

Warden Park Academy
Broad Street, Cuckfield,, West Sussex RH17 5DP
Tel: 01444 457881 • Fax: 01444 417024
Email: admin@wardenpark.co.uk
Website: http://www.wardenpark.co.uk
Headteacher: Jonathan Morris