Headteacher, Cheshire

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Helsby High SchoolCheshire

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Start date: Required for January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 7 L35-39 (£90,773-£99,081)
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a Headteacher who will continue to lead and inspire the next phase of the school’s development after eight very successful years of leadership from our current Headteacher. 

You must be able to share our passion for comprehensive education and demonstrate outstanding leadership, management and communication skills.

The ability and vision to build on the school’s established strengths is also essential.

In return we offer:

  • A popular, well respected community based school which is regularly oversubscribed.
  • A highly regarded sixth form.
  • A commitment to further improving achievement at all Key Stages in this high achieving school.
  • A professional, enthusiastic and supportive team of staff.
  • Engaged, enthusiastic and talented  students.


Further details and the application form may be obtained from our school website or from Mrs Claire Goodwin on 01928 728350 or via cgoodwin@helsbyhigh.org.uk

Application is by application form and an accompanying letter of not more than 800 words. Please do not send a CV. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Please contact the school if you do not receive confirmation that your application has been received.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school prior to application, please contact Mrs Goodwin at the address above.

Our school places the highest priority on keeping our children safe, therefore, applicants will be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes.  

The holder of this post will be required to work with children under the age of 18 in a position of trust, and is, therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Closing date for applications is: Noon on Friday 22nd June 2018

Short listing will take place on: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Candidates will be notified on: Thursday 28th June 2018

Interviews will be held over three days – Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July 2018.



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More about Helsby High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chester Road, Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 0HY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1928 723551
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The School

Helsby High School is an established 11-18 mixed comprehensive with 1352 pupils on roll, including 266 in the Sixth Form.  The school is situated on an open site on the outskirts of the village.  The buildings of the original boys...