January 19, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
The Governors of Felpham Community College are looking to appoint a new Headteacher to build on the leadership that has been provided by Mark Anstiss over his 13-year tenure. 
Group 7 ISR L31 – L37
Working Pattern
Full time • Required for Friday 1 September 2023
Closing Date
February 23, 2023


The Governors of Felpham Community College are looking to appoint a new Headteacher to build on the leadership that has been provided by Mark Anstiss over his 13-year tenure.

Felpham Community College is an 11-18 local authority, mixed comprehensive with 1522 students on roll and a successful sixth form. In March 2019, our one-day, short OFSTED inspection confirmed our OFSTED ‘Good’ status originally achieved in January 2016. The school has benefitted from a £11.5M building project in October 2019, that provides outstanding facilities for our students and staff.

The school has emerged from the pandemic to achieve strong educational achievement. For GCSE, students produced Basics 4+ E&M at 65%, and Basics 5+ E&M at 41%. Our KS4 Progress 8 is +0.07. At A Level, 31% of grades were at A*-A and 63% at A*- B. For KS 5 vocational qualifications, 70% were at Distinction* or Distinction and overall, 84% equivalent at A-C.

We are: 

  • a successful, inclusive and popular school.
  • committed to raising standards of achievement.
  • intent on distributing leadership throughout the school.
  • focused on the learning needs of staff as well as students.

You will be: 

  • a strong leader with the skills and ability to inspire and enthuse the whole school community.
  • someone with a proven record of raising standards and offering exciting learning opportunities.
  • be emotionally intelligent with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Please visit our website for more information and an application form.

How to Apply 

Please complete the application form and write a supporting letter addressing the Person Specification and provide evidence of impact from your current/past experience. We would also welcome a statement of your vision for our school, maximising the potential of all students whilst maintaining inclusivity.

Your letter and vision statement should not exceed 1200 words (size 11 font preferred).

Candidates should submit their application form, letter and vision statement to Sarah Buswell (Headteacher’s PA & HR Manager) by email.

Closing date: 10am, Thursday 23 February 2023 

Interview date: Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 March 2023 

If you wish to speak to the Chair of Governors, Ken Lloyd, send a text to 07734 256163.

Visits to the school are welcomed and are available on:

  • Wednesday 25 January at 1pm
  • Tuesday 31 January at 9am
  • Wednesday 8 February at 1pm

To arrange a visit, please contact Sarah Buswell, the Headteacher’s PA, on 01243 838026.


Felpham Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. We will also undertake an online search as part of our due diligence. 

Equal Opportunities 

Felpham Community College is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates. 

The Governing Body look forward to receiving your application. 

Only registered members can apply for jobs.