Headteacher, Calderdale

Closing date:Expiring soon

Old Earth Primary SchoolCalderdale

Date posted:
Start date: Autumn Term 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £65,561 - £75,936(L20 to L26)
Contract term: Permanent


(Stand-alone converter academy)  

  2 – 11 years  -  NOR 474 plus 2 year old nursery.

   Outstanding in all areas - Ofsted 2016

 "A happy, high achieving school where all are motivated and feel safe to thrive."

On the retirement of the headteacher, the governing body is seeking to appoint an exceptional headteacher who inspires all pupils and staff to be the best they can be.

At the heart of the school’s effectiveness is the determination of all staff to help pupils to become   confident and resilient learners in a happy and fun environment.

The school has exciting plans for the future that requires an authentic leader of    proven experience, drive and skill.

The new headteacher needs to be a top communicator at all levels, being diplomatic   and possessing strong interpersonal skills. 

Old Earth became an academy in 2011 whilst maintaining good relationships with the Calderdale LA.

It enjoys strong links with its local community of primary and secondary schools.

School also enjoys very good relationships with parents and the wider local community.

Take a look at our website : www.oldearth.co.uk where you can get a flavour of what we’re all about   – the newsletter tab and the Prospectus in Pictures are a good place to start.

 A terrific place to work

We are seeking to appoint a committed, strong & inspirational headteacher who :

• Smiles and has a real sense of fun.

• Believes that children are at the centre of all that the school does.

• Will maintain and promote excellent standards of teaching & learning to build on the school’s  existing strengths

• Is able to promote & drive tangible school improvement at a sustainable pace.

• Seeks to maintain the happy & caring ethos where all are valued and success is encouraged.

We offer the new headteacher

• A supportive and engaged governing body who are passionate about the       school.

• A motivated, stable & talented staff both in and out of the classroom. 

• Teaching that is consistently very strong.

• A hardworking, stable and talented teaching staff

• Motivated pupils’ whose involvement in their own learning is impressive & their behaviour excellent.

• An already well-developed and wide ranging curriculum.

• Well-developed grounds & facilities boasting excellent facilities that support teaching & learning. 

A visit to the school is highly recommended 

All aspects of the school’s demographic are similar to National Averages.

Old Earth is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the  welfare of children. The post is subject to enhanced DBS checks and supportive references.

• For further information, to book a visit and to get an application pack please contact Sheena Fairbairn

• on : admin@oldearth.calderdale.sch.uk

Closing date for applications will be Monday 16th March, 12 noon

• Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th March


More about Old Earth Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Lower Edge Road, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9PL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1422 375316