Headteacher, Rochdale

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Siddal Moor Sports CollegeRochdale

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L29 – L35 (£81,723 - £93,732)
Contract term: Permanent

Starting salary negotiable with an additional payment of up to 10% for an exceptional candidate.  A relocation package will also be considered, where applicable.

We are seeking a Headteacher with demonstrable leadership experience and a highly effective communicator with a tenacity to drive educational standards at pace.

After a number of years of standards below those that Governors find acceptable for our children, improvements have started to take shape and the school has formed a partnership with the nearby outstanding Teaching School of Hollingworth Academy. RSC approval to join Hollingworth Academy in a Multi Academy Trust has now been given.

The Governing Board are looking to appoint a Headteacher with a passion to empower others and a leader that will develop our aspirations and further develop our curriculum and facilitate successful outcomes for all our students.  We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who may have the drive to contribute significantly to the new developing MAT and potentially have the capacity to take a leading role in the future.

The school is located in the Township of Heywood, in the foothills of the Pennines, with good transport links to Manchester and beyond.

They would be expected to be capable of delivering the strategic development of the school through both their own vision and that of the local partnership with an outstanding school.

Closing Date: Monday 9th March 2020 at 12 noon
Shortlisting: Thursday 12th March 2020 at 5.30pm
Visit to school for Shortlisted Candidates/Interviews:
Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th March 2020

To apply for this position please download the application form and supporting documentation and send completed applications to head.recruitment@rochdale.gov.uk by 12 noon on Monday 9th March 2020.

The 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 and background check.

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

Staff employed at Siddal Moor will transfer, under TUPE provisions, to the newly formed Multi Academy Trust (MAT) on 1st April 2020. The newly appointed Headteacher will immediately commence their employment working for Hollingworth Learning Trust (MAT) on the terms and conditions outlined within this recruitment pack.

More about Siddal Moor Sports College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Newhouse Road, Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 2NT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1706 369436
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Siddal Moor Sports College is a co-educational secondary school based in Heywood, Lancashire, for students aged 11-16. It is a non-denominational school.


 Mr Simon White

Values and vision

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