Head of Junior School, Wakefield

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Silcoates SchoolWakefield

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Junior School

Required for September 2020


Silcoates is a successful independent co-educational day school with a long and proud history. We achieve excellent academic results and offer a broad and stimulating variety of co-curricular activities. We are looking for a talented and dynamic individual to lead our Junior School team, in the challenging and rewarding role of Head of Junior School.

Silcoates is set in 50 acres of grounds in Wrenthorpe, near Wakefield, within easy reach of the M1 and M62, offering an all-through, fully co-educational day school experience for children from 3 to 18. Our Junior School is housed in its own buildings on the same campus, enjoying access to excellent facilities.

The role is a key part of our Senior Leadership Team and you should be a flexible and determined individual, able to lead and deliver change and adapt to a range of roles and requirements. Knowledge of a variety of roles and schools would be an advantage. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in education and be able to claim responsibility for whole school initiatives in the past. They must be able to show that they are an effective and experienced leader, who can help to promote and drive high standards of classroom practice, pastoral care and communication within the School and with parents. This is a wide-ranging role encompassing all areas of Junior School life and it is essential that the post holder is a strategic thinker, capable of winning the respect of the pupils, staff and parents.

Silcoates School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS.

To apply, please visit our website: https://www.silcoates.org.uk/information/vacancies/ and download an application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. 

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th February, 9am

Interview Date: Wednesday 4th March









More about Silcoates School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 0PD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 291614
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