Headteacher, Rochdale

Closing date:Expiring soon

Heybrook Primary SchoolRochdale

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ISR L21 - L27 £64,736 - £74,985 Starting salary negotiable with an additional payment of up to 10% for an exceptional candidate. A relocation package will also be considered, where applicable.
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors and children of Heybrook Primary School are looking for a new Headteacher who is able to start in September 2019.

Heybrook Primary sits in the heart of a diverse community in Rochdale. We serve an area where there is challenge, yet hope; where our communities are evolving, yet there is strength; and where there is opportunity for our children through the significant regeneration in the town, supportive community groups and the strong collaboration between the primary schools.

As one of the largest primary schools in the authority, with three forms of entry and provision from two to 11 years old, this is a unique opportunity for an experienced leader who can help us to build on our successes and to develop Heybrook as a leading school for the borough.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Is committed to overcoming inequity;
  • Is able to lead learning through complex times;
  • Sees the importance of professional learning so our staff develop and grow;
  • Values the need for community cohesion and the role of parents;
  • Believes in the power of professional collaboration so that all our children have access to an excellent curriculum and excellent teaching and support staff who can deliver our ambitions;
  • Is committed to developing their role as a system leader.


Rochdale has undergone a transformation in terms of safeguarding, collaboration and opportunity over the last couple of years and it is an exciting and innovative place to work. The surrounding areas are stunning with many areas of local beauty. It is also well served through its proximity to the M62 and M60 network and the investment in public transport. Heybrook Primary has been a leader in driving transformation at primary level and we have been adaptable to the needs of the community and the changes within the town.

We have strong, sustainable relationships through our work in the IPLCN Primary Collaborative and highly effective links with our local secondary schools. We are looking for a leader who can bring their experience, their creativity, their commitment, their aspirations and their drive to guide us through the next stages of our development: a leader who sees the value in developing a strong academic foundation which complements the nurturing and cherishing of our children, staff and community.

If you want to find out more about the school, the area and the opportunities for you as Headteacher, or you would like to visit the school please contact Mrs Carol Gibson on 01706 647201 option 3 or email cgibson@heybrook.org leaving your name and contact details and a nominated member of staff will get back to you.

To apply for this position please download the application and supporting documentation and send completed applications to head.recruitment@rochdale.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 25th March 2019 at 12 noon
Shortlisting: Thursday 28th March 2019
Visit to the school for shortlisted candidates: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Interviews: Thursday 4th April 2019

Heybrook Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check and background check.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and service users and provide advice in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement of this post.

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More about Heybrook Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Park Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 9BJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1995 640364
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