Principal, Calderdale

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West Vale Primary SchoolCalderdale

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11 – 16 (£50,476 - £55,600)
Contract term: Permanent

‘The Greetland Academy Trust strives to always provide an inspirational, positive and welcoming environment where there is a sense of pride and fun and where everyone works together with confidence, enthusiasm and mutual respect’

Governors are seeking a highly driven and talented individual to join our thriving Multi-Academy Trust which is fully committed to making a difference to the life chances of our pupils. We are keen to hear from candidates who are capable of playing a major role in our evolving plan to deliver exceptional provision for the children in our community.

Full time and permanent –  (flexible working arrangements considered)

The successful individual will have demonstrated a significant impact on teaching and learning in their current role and will also possess the vision and drive to work in close partnership with The Greetland Academy Trust to ensure West Vale Primary School achieves maximum success for all those in its care.

West Vale Primary School

West Vale Primary School has been at the heart of West Vale since 1879 and continues to be a proud and well respected focus within the local community. Currently there are 172 pupils on roll. In March 2017 it was placed in ‘special measures’ and in March this year the school joined The Greetland Multi Academy Trust, thus becoming a sponsored Academy.

The role of Principal will be supported by our trust key strategic partners including the Executive Principal of The Greetland Academy/CEO of the MAT, Head of the Teaching School and Principal of The Greetland Academy.

The Greetland Academy Trust

West Vale Primary School is a part of The Greetland Academy Trust and therefore benefits from wider support within the Trust. The Greetland Academy itself is the founder member of the trust and is continuously recognised as a top-performing academy, playing a pivotal role across the region in raising standards. It provides specialist school improvement support as a National Support School with linking system leaders, including a National Leader of Education and Specialist Leaders of Education, and we have recently been designated as one of 22 National Research Schools as the ‘Oldham Research School’. As the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference.

The Greetland Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for all relevant posts.

If you would like to learn more about the post at West Vale Primary School, please download our application pack from , or alternatively from .

Visits to our school are encouraged and can be arranged by telephoning Jayne Firth, Business Manager at The Greetland Academy Trust on 01422 372893.

Please return your completed application form by email to Amanda Bennett: or alternatively post to the trust school address: The Greetland Academy, School Street, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8JB, marking the envelope ‘FAO Amanda Bennett’.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22 March 2018 (3 pm)

Interviews/assessments: Wednesday 28 March 2018

West Vale Primary School is part of The Greetland Academy Trust School Street, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8JB
Telephone: 01422 372893

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More about West Vale Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Stainland Road, West Vale, Greetland, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX4 8LS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1422 372804