Headteacher, Leeds

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Woodlesford Primary SchoolLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £60,755 - £70,370
Contract term: Permanent

Community focused? Dynamic? Passionate?....Then this is the job for you.

Woodlesford Primary School faces many of the same challenges as other schools in the UK; tightened budgets, maintaining high staff morale, as well as the need for continual change. Regardless of these challenges Woodlesford Primary remains the focal point of the village community. With an ethos of offering a broad education, we strive to develop our children to be the best they can be, both academically and as individuals, with a strong relationship with our local community.

Our children already achieve highly, but we want to aim higher, so our Headteacher should be prepared to work hard in order that our children make the best possible progress regardless of their starting point. We are looking to appoint an outstanding leader to build on our strengths, develop our talents and most importantly to serve the needs of our children using the skills of everyone in our school.

The governing body are looking for someone who:

  • Will lead by example, actively modelling and embedding the values of the school into all areas of school life.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of teaching, learning and assessment and shows great enthusiasm for embedding these in every stage of a child’s journey throughout the school.
  • Can provide evidence of a significant impact on teaching and learning in their current role and has a proven track record of effective leadership in all areas and can lead an outward-facing, vibrant school at the heart of a thriving community.
  • Demonstrates excellent, appropriate communication skills at all levels with pupils and their families, staff, governors and strengthen links and partnership with the community and all those involved with the school
    Can inspire, nurture and challenge all pupils and staff to realise their full potential.
  • Is committed to safeguarding all pupils and understanding their individual needs.
  • Is fully committed to ongoing staff development for all, creating a team who model and share best practice.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of national policy and anticipates trends, showing a pro-active approach to future school development both academic and extra-curricular.
  • Is an enthusiastic supporter of activities such as sports and academic events within the cluster and across the city.

In return we offer:

  • A welcoming, supportive and friendly learning environment and happy children who feel valued, listened to and safe.
  • Children who enjoy learning and are encouraged to make excellent progress academically, becoming confident well rounded young people.
  • The support of a hardworking, enthusiastic staff team who care for and know each child individually.
  • Governors who embrace change and are excited about the opportunity of ensuring all pupils make outstanding progress and achieve their full potential.
  • Committed parents who support their child’s learning journey


A school that has strong links with wider community and plays a valuable part in the village life.

Candidates are warmly invited to visit the school to personally experience our work and ethos. We plan to hold visits on 9th and 16th January. To arrange a visit please contact School Office on 0113 3934416.

To request an application pack, email: educ.headteacher@leeds.gov.uk

Closing date: 28 January 2019 12:00 PM

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.



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More about Woodlesford Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Church Street, Woodlesford, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2146306
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