Head of School, Sheffield

Closing date:Expiring soon

Carfield Primary SchoolSheffield

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020 (or earlier by arrangement)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15-L19 (£57,986 - £63,975 – starting point negotiable, dependent on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Argyle Close, Sheffield S8 9HJ
Telephone: 0114 255 7534
Email: enquiries@carfield.sheffield.sch.uk
Website: www.carfieldprimary.co.uk
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We are looking for an ambitious Head of School who will lead and manage Carfield Primary, independently making decisions on day-to-day organisation, while working closely with the Executive Head to develop and deliver the strategic vision to make Carfield outstanding.

The successful candidate will be a resilient school leader with proven experience of having delivered positive outcomes in their current leadership role. Our new Head of School will bring their own unique thinking and professional experience to Carfield, sharing our ambition to become ‘Outstanding’ and working with the team to achieve this.

As Head of School, you will support colleagues to establish a safe and aspirational learning environment that helps pupils learn effectively, while ensuring that parents and governors are well informed about the curriculum, targets, pupil progress and attainment. You will maintain a high profile across the school and its community and play a key role within our soft federation, acting as a role model and working openly and collaboratively with colleagues.

In return we can offer you:

  • an opportunity to lead a large primary school as you move towards headship
  • regular, high-quality professional development opportunities and guidance to help you achieve this
  • a professional, positive and committed team of staff and governors
  • a supportive community that wants the best for its children and the opportunity to shape those learners’ lives


We are looking for hard-working and innovative candidates with the drive and creativity to really make an impact. If that sounds like you, please get in touch.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and you will be given the opportunity to meet Wendy Edwards (Executive Headteacher). Please phone Liz Smith, Business Manager at Carfield, on 0114 255 7534 to arrange a visit.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS with Barred List check is required for this post. Please take the time to read our safeguarding policy at: www.carfieldprimary.co.uk/safeguarding.

Completed applications forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Scott Glover at scott@gloverrecruitment.co.uk or by phoning 0776677 3682.
Please use the downloadable Word version of the application form, which is attached. In line with Safer Recruitment guidance, CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 5.30pm Thursday 21st November 2019
Assessment centre and interviews: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019

More about Carfield Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Argyle Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9HJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 114 2557534
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