Headteacher, Oldham

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Saddleworth SchoolOldham

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £85,826 - £99,424(L31-L37 starting point negotiable)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a school that is oversubscribed, OFSTED rated Good in 2018 and moving to a new site in the near future. A school that is seeking to appoint a committed, hardworking Headteacher who can live our GREAT values and lead the excellent work already taking place to develop the school. We are a large secondary school with a supportive staff who are committed to our improvement journey.  Leaders and colleagues who are determined to maintain our ‘Good’ and achieve our ambition of being an Outstanding school.  All our staff work hard to enable all our young people to find and develop their talents and be the best that they can be.

Saddleworth School will be moving to a fantastic new site and building, less than a mile from the current site, in 2021/2022, our new school will enable our pupils to access their education in a state-of-the-art facility.  

We are an associate partner of The Dovestone Learning Partnership and expect to become a full partner following the move to our new school building. For more information about the Dovestone Learning Partnership visit: www.dovestonelearningpartnership.org 

This is an exciting opportunity to take Saddleworth School into a bright future in a new school and as a partner in the Dovestone Learning Partnership, working with great colleagues and great pupils.  You will be supported at every step by the Board of Governors, a committed Senior Leadership Team and a strong and hard-working teaching and support staff team.

We believe that all our pupils deserve an outstanding education, but we are not there yet… So, come and join us to provide strong and passionate leadership to further enhance the achievements of our pupils and to inspire greatness.

Our new Headteacher should have considerable experience at a senior leadership level, a proven track record of improving educational outcomes and of managing change within a school. This will be combined with extensive experience of school improvement planning and evaluation that leads to impact and improved outcomes.

 Key aspects of the role include:

  • Being the ‘standard bearer’ of the vision and values of Saddleworth School.
  • Being able to create a culture of continuous improvement, implementing effective systems and securing high levels of professional standards so that we attain excellence in every aspect of the school’s provision

To learn more about this unique opportunity, please visit: www.saddleworth.oldham.sch.uk 

Visits to the school, with the opportunity to meet some of the governors, are available on Wednesday 29 January, 5 February or 12 February, between 9am and 1pm.  Please contact Angela Reece on: 01457 872072 to arrange.

Saddleworth School is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

For an application form please contact: Paula Price email: p.price@saddleworthschool.org 

For a conversation about the role please contact Angela Reece (PA to the Headteacher) on 01457 872072.

Closing date for applications: 24 February 2020, 12 noon.

Short listed candidates will be invited to take part in a two-day assessment process on: 5 and 6 March 2020





More about Saddleworth School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: High Street, Uppermill, Oldham, Lancashire, OL3 6BU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1457 872072
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Our Vision

To Empower and Inspire

Enabling young people to develop and find their talent

Our staff

The key strength of the school is the staff. There are currently 82 teachers at the school and 77 support staff, be they in the excellent admin team, teac...