Headteacher, West Yorkshire

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Holmfirth High SchoolWest Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L33 – L39 (£86,439 - £100,072)
Contract term: Permanent

Located in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley, lies the small picturesque town of Holmfirth, better known as the location for the popular BBC TV series Last of the Summer Wine. Holmfirth High School is conveniently situated about seven miles from Huddersfield. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, set as we are in the Pennine Hills. Holmfirth is within 30-45 minutes of the centres of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield and is easily accessible from the M1 and M62 motorways.

Our school is a happy, vibrant, respectful and caring place to learn and work. Above all we value strong relationships and see these as the foundation of our school community.

This role requires a Headteacher who is a skilful, influential communicator, working to raise expectations throughout the school community; improving communications, particularly with parents. You will be a visionary leader able to motivate a passionate and talented team, strengthening the impact of leadership and management.

Ambition will drive you to inspire and increase aspirations and standards across our school.

Your previous financial and budget management experience at a leadership level will put you in good stead to manage future challenges in a challenging educational landscape.

In return, you will receive positive support from our experienced governing body as well as the opportunity for continued professional development.
We would encourage you to visit Holmfirth High School in advance of your application to experience our culture and ethos for yourself. Such a visit is not part of the selection process, and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome. To make an appointment please contact The Headteacher's PA, Catherine Mason; on 01484 691460, or email: c.mason@holmfirthhigh.co.uk

For more information and to apply please visit our dedicated website: www.nyresourcing.co.uk/holmfirthhighschool 

Key dates

Closing Date: Sunday 4th March
Shortlisting: Thursday 8th March
Assessment Event: 20th & 21st March

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information:

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. The information in Supporting Information will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.


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More about Holmfirth High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Heys Road, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7SE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 691460
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Holmfirth High School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,318 students aged 11-16 on the school roll. It is a specialist school in maths, computing and App...