Head Teacher, Kirklees

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Kirkroyds Infant SchoolKirklees

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16 – L22
Contract term: Permanent

Job Reference Number: ED 17609

An Exceptional Opportunity

The Governing body of Kirkroyds Infant & Wooldale Junior Schools Federation are seeking an inspirational leader with the expertise to enable everyone in their care to achieve their full potential. Our team of committed Governors seek an experienced head teacher with a clear vision for the continued development of the Federation. You will uphold our values and strike a balance between stability and strategically leading; and taking the Federation forward at a local, regional and national level.

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring and dynamic practitioner with an excellent past record. You will need to assimilate, appreciate and understand what has already been achieved and show a commitment to building on the Federations successes and continue to develop and drive forward whole school improvement.

You will need a good sense of humour and be an inspirational, strategic thinker. Your charisma and creativity will need to be coupled with the expertise to support and develop staff and students alike. You will be committed to ensuring that safeguarding policy is robust and implemented efficiently, whilst promoting the welfare of the whole school community and should expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this.

You will need to be able to foster a caring school community where the well-being of all is paramount and children understand the value of supporting one another. A passionate approach to ensuring all children continue to have a broad and balanced curriculum that enriches the complete social, spiritual and academic learning experience for everyone is essential.

The Federation is proud of its inclusivity and its dedication to removing barriers to learning for all our pupils. As the head teacher you will continue to build on this commitment and remain approachable by staff, pupils and parents, whilst managing staff with purpose and supportive challenge.

What we offer you

  • A committed governing body who will both challenge and support you
  • Freedom to move the federation forwards
  • A committed and experienced staff team
  • Fabulous, talented children who want to learn
  • The opportunity to further improve the schools performance
  • Support with your continuing professional development

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We encourage you to visit before applying, we are arranging tours of the schools on Tuesday 12th December at 10am and on Monday 18th December at 4pm. Please telephone 01484 222482 or email office@kirkroyds.co.uk to confirm.

The schools’ websites hold more information about school life and activity: http://www.kirkroydsinfants.co.uk and http://www.wooldalejunior.org.uk

How to apply: Please download and complete the application form attached. Completed applications can be submitted via email to: headteacher.recruitment@kirklees.gov.uk or by post to: Elizabeth Rowlands, Floor 1, Kirkgate Buildings, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1BY

Closing date: 3rd January 2018 (by 12 noon)
Short listing date: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Interview dates: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018

Kirkroyds Infant and Wooldale Junior Schools Federation,
New Mill,

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More about Kirkroyds Infant School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Address: Kirkroyds Lane, New Mill, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1LS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 222482