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Job details
Employer High Bank J I & N School
Location Kirklees
Salary L12 - L18 (Starting point dependent on experience)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Job Reference Number: ED 16792

The staff, children and Governors of High Bank School are looking for an enthusiastic and committed new head teacher to take the next step in leading this ‘Good’ school and build on our success.

Our recent very positive Ofsted inspection noted “the curriculum is exciting and is enriched with many opportunities to deepen pupils’ learning,” and “pupils clearly enjoy coming to school.”

High Bank is a small, intimate school with 140 children on roll, including 30 in nursery and reception. The school has good facilities, including a new early years unit, and extensive grounds for outdoor learning, sport and play.

We are proud of our:

  • Friendly children who care for each other.
  • Strong dedicated and caring staff team.
  • Supportive governors and parents.
  • Partnership with the extended community.
  • Positive and inclusive working environment.

Do you have the skills, enthusiasm and motivation to help our children excel?

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.

How to apply

Please go to to download an application pack. It should be returned by email to or by post to Dawn France, 1st Floor, Kirkgate Buildings, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BY, by Friday 2nd December 2016.

Please ensure that your personal statement evidences how you meet the person specification for the post in no more than 4000 words, using Arial font size 12. Please do not send CV’s.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school prior to application. Please note that visits to the school can be arranged by contacting Jackie Croft or Vicky Armstrong on 01274 335237. Guided tours of the school will be available with Nick Irons, Parent Governor, on the following dates:-

Wednesday 16th November 09.30 and 14.00
Thursday 17th November 9.30 and 14.00
Friday 18th November 9.30 and 14.00

Shortlisting will take place on: 12th December 2016

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted immediately after shortlisting by phone and email, but we will not contact unsuccessful candidates. References will be taken up after shortlisting and prior to interview stage.

Interviews will be held on: 12th and 13th January 2017

Please note that candidates will be required on both days: there will be a number of activities as part of the selection process.

High Bank Junior, Infant & Nursery School, Eighth Avenue, Liversedge, WF15 8LD

Locations and contacts

Eighth Avenue
West Yorkshire
WF15 8LD
United Kingdom
+44 1274 335239