Head of School, Manchester

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The Willows Primary SchoolManchester

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L17 to L22 (£57,810 - £65,363)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a passionate leader who will ensure that every child has the right to be the best that they can be?

Do you have the courage to think outside of the box, facing the challenges that this can bring, in order to deliver the best relevant learning experiences for all our pupils?

Following the promotion of our existing Head of School we are looking to appoint a Head of School at The Willows Primary School for January 2018.

The Willows is a good school (Ofsted Nov 2016) with a caring and nurturing atmosphere that pupils, parents and staff are proud to be a part of. As part of the Children of Success Schools Trust (CoSST), working closely with our partner school, Haveley Hey Community School, our aim is to raise the aspirations and improve the life chances for the pupils and families in Wythenshawe.

Working closely with the Executive Head Teacher, you will be responsible for the strategic direction and day to day running of the school. You will have proven experience of Senior Leadership, ideally being a serving Deputy Head Teacher who is looking for the next step in your career - with the support and guidance of the Executive Head Teacher.

We can offer:

  • a strong, dedicated and committed team of staff,
  • happy motivated pupils who are enthusiastic about their learning,
  • an academy that enjoys good partnership links with parents, neighbouring schools and the wider community,
  • a strong and supportive governing body,
  • an innovative and exciting school always seeking to make positive change,
  • a firm commitment to continuing professional development .

We are looking for a leader who:

  • is committed to developing and empowering our children, their families and our staff,
  • will continue to put the children’s learning and their outcomes at the heart of every decision,
  • has strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well and build strong relationships within and beyond our school,
  • is reflective and forward thinking and who will have high expectations of all stakeholders.

Visits to the School are warmly welcomed please contact Susannah Atherton on 0161 437 4444.

To apply please download an application form from the website and return to s.atherton@willows.manchester.sch.uk

Closing Date for applications 9 am Monday 18th September 2017
Interviews 26th & 27th September 2017

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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More about The Willows Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Tayfield Road, Woodhouse Park, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 1BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 437 4444
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