Headteacher, Leeds

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Guiseley Primary SchoolLeeds

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Start date: As soon as possible or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - L24
Contract term: Permanent

Are you an existing or aspiring Headteacher with proven abilities to lead and inspire our children and staff as we continue our journey to a through Primary and beyond? Are you passionate about learning and developing the full potential of both staff and Children? Are you able to use your expertise and experience to ensure our children continue to develop both academically and personally into the young people we believe they can be? If so, we would like to hear from you. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and forward thinking Headteacher to lead this Good school (Ofsted 2018) into the future. Are you the Headteacher we are looking for?

Our current Headteacher is retiring, and we are looking for someone with commitment, strong leadership skills and a clear vision to continue the excellent work at our exceptional school. We have recently been inspected by Ofsted and judged as ‘Good’ overall with ‘Outstanding’ in Personal Development and Behaviour. Guiseley Primary School is a popular and aspirational school serving the community in North West Leeds. We excel in many ways and are committed to our children and families’ personal development and progress. As a school we have achieved Healthy School status, are a ‘Mindmate’ school, and recognise the need for children’s health and wellbeing as a priority. We achieve this by providing a diverse range of opportunities for all children including music and choir, forest school, sport, a library and an extensive package of extracurricular activities.

Our School has a very strong and well integrated set of values as well as a deeply embedded ethos. We are therefore looking for a Headteacher who can lead the School to ‘Outstanding’ without losing sight of the key principles that, in the eyes of OFSTED the parents and the wider community, makes our school great. For the right candidate it offers a fantastically rewarding and exciting opportunity.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A proven record of building resilience in a changing educational environment and strong, motivational leadership qualities.
  • A visionary approach to school leadership.
  • The ability to continue to build upon the strong relationships within the school. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • The skills to develop staff and promote innovation.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to share with the school, parents, and wider community.
  • The ability to manage tight budgets to maximum effect in the best interest of children.
  • Genuine concern and a belief that all children can experience success.
  • A deep understanding of what constitutes good teaching and learning.
  • Strategies and methods for enabling children to achieve their full potential.
  • Provide Leadership, management and budgetary support to Aireborough Children’s Centre.

We are offering:

  • A welcoming, friendly and happy environment with a committed and dedicated staff team.
  • A school which has been consistently rated “Good” or better by Ofsted.
  • A lively community where diversity is promoted valued and celebrated throughout the school and beyond.
  • A school which provides an environment for all to challenge themselves and progress academically, providing support for students at all levels of progression.
  • A community of kind, caring and well-behaved children who engage enthusiastically in all aspects of the life of the school.
  • A school that believes in supporting children and their families and is inclusive, fostering strong and respectful relationships between children and children, and between children and adults (Ofsted 2018).
  • A knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body that is committed to on-going development of the school.
  • A commitment to your CPD.

Visit Our School: Applicants are encouraged to visit the school on Monday 4th June 11am and 1.30pm or Tuesday 5th June at 4pm. Please contact the School Business Manager, Judith Rodley via email, to confirm your attendance j.rodley@guiseleyprimary.org. If you are unable to attend on these dates, please contact us to arrange another mutually convenient time.

To request an application pack please contact Toni Leigh-West or Emily Harker via email at: educ.headteacher@leeds.gov.uk or telephone 0113 3788525

Closing date: 18th June 2018 (Noon)
Shortlisting: 4th July 2018
Interviews: 12th & 13th July 2018

GUISELEY PRIMARY SCHOOL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the pupils and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Guiseley Primary School
Oxford Road
LS20 9DA

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More about Guiseley Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Oxford Road, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9DA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1943 873359