This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/11956
  • Published: Fri 15/01/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.4 per week
  • Salary: £74,295 - £86,061
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 9ZF

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Job introduction

St Luke’s Primary is a three form entry community school, which sits at the heart of an active, diverse and vibrant community within the city of Brighton and Hove. With an educational philosophy and inclusive practices popular with parents, St Luke’s is over-subscribed and has twice been judged ‘outstanding’ (2010/2013).

Due to the early retirement of the current post holder, St Luke’s Primary is looking to recruit an ethical, innovative, collaborative and outward-facing leader with the skills and vision to embrace our ethos and drive continuous improvement. This is an opportunity for an existing headteacher or highly experienced deputy who fully shares our vision of inclusivity, strong relationships, intelligent practice and high expectations for all.

Paid weeks per year: 52

Start date:  1st  September 2021



About the role

So what is distinctive about our vision?

Always inspired by academic research, we have worked collaboratively over several years to re-shape the way that we learn together as a Learning Community and challenge some traditional practice.

Our pupils have voice and agency; learn to learn and become citizens together and, most often through our extensive peer tutoring approach, to take responsibility for everyone’s progress.

Talk and enquiry sit at the heart of our Learning Community and we are currently exploring and building our dialogic practice which is strongly bound with our whole school Philosophy for Children and thinking skills curriculum.

Just like the children, our staff take risks, research and explore new pedagogy and to facilitate this we collaborate through a professional development and coaching model.

Relationships are strong and at the heart of our school. A choice not to have a uniform and the use of first names throughout St Luke’s embodies our view of these relationships being mutual, not hierarchical. We seek to engender intrinsic motivation not extrinsic compliance and therefore have adopted a no sanctions/rewards, attachment-focussed behaviour policy.

St Luke’s has a strong local reputation for its inclusive practice and SEND provision but we don’t easily call ourselves ‘inclusive’. We are passionate about equalities and identity and think systemically about our vision in practice. To be truly inclusive is something towards which we strive with whole staff and community commitment.

If you offer leadership which inspires and motivates others towards excellence and which will en-sure the very best education for our children, then we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the school during the week commencing 22nd February are warmly welcome. Visits can be arranged by calling the Admin Manager on 01273 675080 or by emailing

Closing date: 28th February 2021

Interviews: 9th/10th March 2021

Completed applications forms should be sent by email to the School Business Manager, Marita Murphy:

At St. Luke’s Primary School we are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Brighton and Hove City Council is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

School Office: (01273) 675080


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.


Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.