Headteacher, Bradford

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Nessfield Primary SchoolBradford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L21 (£63,779) - L27 (£73,876)
Contract term: Permanent

Nessfield Primary School seeks to appoint a highly skilled leader with proven experience of demonstrating significant impact within a primary school, to steer the school on a progressive path back to ‘Good’ and beyond. You will be a capable people leader with a strong track record of school improvement and transformational change management.

Nessfield Primary is situated on the hilly outskirts of Keighley, less than 3 miles from the Brontë Parsonage Museum and even closer to beautiful moorland. Keighley is a characterful, industrial town, nestled between the charming countryside of Airedale and the Haworth Moorland.

The demands of this role will be high. However the post will give you the opportunity for you to make your mark as leader in a school that is ready for change. An attraction of this role is that the post-holder will be able to recruit their own leadership team, to include a Deputy Headteacher and 3 Phase Leaders.

To be successful in this role, highly effective internal and external communications are required to create a positive and ambitious culture, within which both staff and pupils can excel themselves. From the moment you accept the role, the impetus will be on you to bring our school together and set a clear course of direction. As a visionary leader you will be able to see the destination and communicate that coherently to all stakeholders as well as charting the course to get there.

Capable of effective decision making, you will also embrace the support you will receive from the newly appointed professional IEB. The wider support team currently includes the local authority, Beckfoot Trust Board (which is linked to the school via a recent academy order) and the Beckfoot Teaching School Alliance, which have all been involved in recently bringing a degree of stability to the school.

The successful candidate will evaluate and embrace relevant opportunities in the best interests of the pupils of Nessfield Primary School and engage with third parties to harness the benefits of shared learning, best practice, economies of scale, mentoring, coaching, community and partnership working.

Interested candidates are requested to apply online for this post.
To download the job details and apply - please visit www.prospectsonline.co.uk

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged.

Please contact Nicola Mansfield Smith, School Business Manager on 01535 665 628 or email office@nessfield.bradford.sch.uk to arrange.

Visit days: 9.30am, Monday 11th September 2017 and 9.30am, Tuesday 12th September 2017

Closing Date: 2pm, Tuesday 19th September 2017
Assessment Day: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Final Interview: Thursday 28th September 2017

In line with the Immigration Act 2016; the Government has created a duty to ensure that all Public Authority staff working in customer facing roles can speak fluent English to an appropriate standard - for this role the post holder is required to meet the following Advanced Threshold Level: Express themselves fluently and spontaneously at length effortlessly. Explain difficult concepts simply without hindering the natural smooth flow of language. Take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English in School.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required
Please note: CV’s are not accepted for this post


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More about Nessfield Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Nessfield Drive, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 6NP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1535 665628
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