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Employer Healey Junior Infant and Nursery School
Location Kirklees
Salary L17 – L23
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 01 September 2017

Job Reference Number: ED 17187

Healey Junior, Infants and Nursery School is situated in Batley, West Yorkshire and is a popular school serving a diverse area. The school welcomes the variety and opportunities for learning that this cultural diversity brings.

Following an OFSTED report in September 2016, the outcome of which was that the school requires Special Measures and is to be sponsored by The Batley Multi Academy Trust, the Board of Governors are now looking to move the school forward with strong leadership, driving rapid improvements in attainment and progress whilst providing a strong foundation for children’s learning and healthy life opportunities through a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school is looking to appoint a strong Headteacher who will:

  • Provide positive, strong leadership and strategic direction
  • Work with all stakeholders and partners to rapidly improve outcomes across the school
  • Further develop good links with parents, governors and the community
  • Celebrate and develop the achievements of pupils and staff
  • Recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity of the school and the community it serves
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a model of distributed leadership
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to social inclusion and provide inspiration to pupils and families
  • Develop and strengthen an innovative approach to a broad and balanced curriculum

Governors are seeking an ambitious candidate with outstanding professional, management skills. The successful candidate will be fully committed to providing the best education possible for all pupils within a culture of continuous improvement. They will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and staff through working closely with relevant agencies.

The school is currently LA maintained but is due to become an Academy in the near future and the successful candidate will be expected to facilitate the smooth transition to academisation. The Governors are hoping that the successful candidate will take up the post from 01 September 2017

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school - please arrange a visit on either 11th or 12 May 2017 with the Business Support Manager / Chair of Governors. Please contact Abid Hussain, either by email or by telephoning the school on 01924 326386. For an informal conversation with the Chair of Governors, please contact Adrian Farrow on 

For more information about the school please visit the schools website -

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.

To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form attached. A CV is not required.

Application forms should be returned by posting to Dughall McCormick, Kirkgate Buildings, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BYor by email or by post to the school address at the top of the page, by 12 noon on Friday 19th May 2017.

Shortlisting: Thursday 25th May 2017.
Interviews: Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th June 2017.

Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School,
Healey Lane,
WF17 8BN
NOR - 423

About the employer

Information about Healey Junior Infant and Nursery School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 5 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Healey Lane
West Yorkshire
WF17 8BN
United Kingdom
+44 1924 478874