June 3, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are interested to hear from talented practitioners who are passionate about teaching and learning and want to join a warm and welcoming academy that can support and develop you as a senior leader.
Leadership Pay Scale L19 - L23 (£73,509 - £81,070) pa
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 16, 2024


Do you have a passion for teaching and the drive to improve outcomes for students?

We are interested to hear from talented practitioners who are passionate about teaching and learning and want to join a warm and welcoming academy that can support and develop you as a senior leader. You will be joining a highly motivated and dedicated team who strive to ensure all children unlock their full potential through a broad and balanced approach to learning. We operate an inclusive ethos of culture and acceptance to nurture and aspire children in both their studies and friendships.

This is a great opportunity to work with the newly appointed Principal to take a key role in the leadership and the management of the school. You will have proven leadership skills within secondary education and experience of leading school improvement, have the ability and clear focus to maintain and raise standards throughout the curriculum and be passionate about making a difference to children’s life chances.

For further information about this opportunity please download the attached job description and personal specification, and view our candidate pack. To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Dylan Davies by email to:

The Burgess Hill Academy

At The Burgess Hill Academy, we challenge and support our students so that they aim high. Academic learning is our central focus, backed up by a strong belief in enhancing our students’ wellbeing and creating employable adults for the future.

It’s an exciting time for our Academy. Classrooms and science labs have been updated and improved and we’ve revitalised outdoor areas fit for today’s students.

The academy is committed to ensuring that every pupil leaves with the qualifications, enrichment experiences and employability skills they need for life. It has a published admissions number of 240 and total capacity of 1200.

We truly value the experience, dedication, and commitment of all our employees and believe in the power of motivated and happy staff. This is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can, by offering a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits.

These include:

  • Automatic annual pay increments.
  • High-quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression.
  • A strong commitment to your health & well-being including; onsite Wellbeing Champions, designated Mental Health Ambassadors, flexible working opportunities from Day one, and Employee Assistance programme.
  • Generous public sector pension scheme.
  • Discounts on retail & travel.
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme.
  • Charity Giving.

As the largest Multi-Academies Trust in Sussex, we are a close-knit family of schools committed to achieving ambitions, delivering excellence, and nurturing potential. Sponsored by the esteemed University of Brighton, we provide high-quality learning experiences for our pupils.

Our success is a result of the dedication and expertise of our staff and central teams, creating vibrant places of learning that ignite curiosity and foster a lifelong love of education. Together, we aim to inspire our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best.

At the heart of everything we do are our pupils. We believe that learning should be exciting, engaging, and fun – an adventure where curiosity is celebrated, and creativity is encouraged. We strive to create an environment where each child feels inspired and supported, enabling them to discover their unique talents and interests. 

Please apply today. 

Closing date: 16 June 2024.

Interview date: To be confirmed.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013, 2020 and 2023. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Further information is available here: Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975 - GOV.UK (

We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff and volunteer recruitment practices. If you would like any support or assistant at any stage of the recruitment process please let us know, by contacting us by email to

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