Head Teacher, Manchester City Centre

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New Islington Free SchoolManchester City Centre

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head Teacher – New Islington Free School 

Salary : Highly Competitive  

Full-time, permanent 

Required from 1st September 2018 

The governors, staff and children of New Islington Free School are seeking to appoint a new,highly motivated, enthusiastic and inspirational Head Teacher to lead the future development of our school which was set up as a collaboration between The Manchester Grammar School and its partners. 

Our vision is to deliver a first class International education to children from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive and aspirational setting.  We currently have 250 pupils from Reception to Year 6 and have recently expanded to two-form entry, expecting to reach full capacity by 2023.  We offer wrap-around care and support for children and their families is a strength of the school, with staff working closely as a team to ensure all children strive to achieve the best they can.  

As a school, staff work hard to provide a curriculum matched to the needs, interests and abilities of the children, in an atmosphere of trust, friendship and mutual respect and in an environment that is attractive, stimulating and supportive of learning. Staff are proud of the range of experiences that we offer at the school in the arts, sport and modern languages, and the community links which enrich the curriculum offer.  

New Islington is a safe and creative environment located in the city centre of Manchester in an area that is  undergoing substantial growth and regeneration.  Excellent transport links, close to the bustling Northern Quarter, and a variety of community and  leisure facilities, including the world famous Halle Orchestra, are on our doorstep. 

This is your opportunity to have a significant impact upon our children and families by ensuring the highest standards of education leading to achievement for all. We require a strategic leader who has the vision, integrity and interpersonal skills to take New Islington School forward as we seek to grow the school to greater achievements. 

Applicants are warmly encouraged to visit New Islington Free School, by appointment, in the two weeks beginning 19th February. Please contact Paula Millward, on 0161 273 8007 or by email at p.millward@newislingtonschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Closing date for applications is : Monday 5th March at midday 

Shortlisting and candidates notified : Tuesday 6th March 2018 

Provisional Interview Date : Tuesday 13th March 2018. 

For further information and how to apply please see the attached documents / links below:- 

How To Apply  

Letter from Chair of Governors  

NIFS Application Pack  

Application Form  

Equal Opportunities Form 

New Islington Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and the post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Further information about DBS checks can be found at www.gov.uk/crb-criminal-records-bureau-check



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 10 Hugh Oldham Way, New Islington Marina, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6EY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 273 8007