Headteacher, Kirklees

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Heckmondwike Primary SchoolKirklees
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Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16 – L22
Contract term: Permanent

A brilliant opportunity has arisen to lead our hardworking team.
The governors are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Headteacher with the commitment to build on the work of the current leadership team and lead the school through its next exciting phase of development. We are looking for someone with a passion and fierce commitment to providing a nurturing and enriching primary school experience for every child. Heckmondwike Primary School is proud to be at the heart of a rich and diverse community.

We can offer you:

  • Inquisitive, vibrant and well behaved children who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school.
  • The opportunity to work with a committed staff, supportive parents and governors who are enthusiastic and keen to continue to further develop the school’s enormous potential
  • A school which is a member of a very effective innovative Trust of local schools
  • A well-resourced and well-funded school

Our Headteacher will bring:

  • The energy and creativity to drive curriculum innovation at the same time as maintaining existing practices that are working effectively
  • A rigorous approach in identifying pupil achievement gaps and an imaginative approach to the instigation of interventions to address these gaps
  • An ability to turn challenging situations into positive outcomes
  • An uncompromising commitment to ensuring outstanding teaching for every child
  • The strategic leadership and direction to build on our current ‘Good’ Ofsted rating


To apply for this role, please visit Kirklees.gov.uk.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Job location

More about Heckmondwike Primary School
Address: Cawley Lane, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AN, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1924 325690