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Westways Primary SchoolSheffield

Group 4 NOR 594

Are you looking for a new challenge?

An opportunity to demonstrate your exceptional leadership skills and a chance to work in a large, diverse learning community?

Do you want to continue the development of a rich curriculum and support our experienced staff in making learning accessible to all students, whatever their ability?

Then come join us at Westways Primary School…

Making a world of difference

Westways Primary is a large and vibrant community school, located close to the University of Sheffield, the city centre and the stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park. We are looking to recruit an innovative and outward-facing leader with the skills and vision to achieve excellent outcomes in a shifting education landscape.

The school is proud to serve a diverse community. Twenty-seven languages are spoken at our school. Our children are independent learners who work hard and respect one another and the environment.

Ethical leadership, respect for individual development and personal well-being are central in our learning community. We value each member, celebrating achievement and progress across subjects and skills. Our student council, staff well-being group and parent forums impact on this ethos and have been particularly important throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the return to full-time classroom-based learning. In addition, our parent group, Friends of Westways, puts on a variety of events which provide extra resources and help us to build and reinforce our strong sense of community.

Over the last few years, we have embedded new practices and routines while recruiting staff to senior positions. This led to our ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted in December 2018. Our staff are nurturing and enthusiastic and have ambitious aspirations for all our children.

To continue this movement forward, the governors seek to appoint a progressive, caring and collaborative Headteacher who will celebrate and promote the diversity of the school and its community. The successful candidate will support and work with both governors and the leadership team to further develop the school’s strategic direction, bringing new ideas to the way we work while also inspiring and supporting our children and staff to continue to become the best they can be. Candidates will have experience of managing staff and successfully implementing whole school improvement. They will also be able to evidence the skills and attributes required to lead a large primary school. Governors are committed to supporting our new Headteacher’s professional development.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged, and can be arranged by contacting Vicky Philips, Business Manager, on 0114 266 2471. For an informal discussion about the role, please email the Chair of Governors, Lynn Pocock, at

Completed application forms and any queries about the recruitment process should be addressed to Scott Glover at or by phoning 07766 773682.

Westways Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. Please take the time to read the safeguarding policy on our website at

Deadline for applications: Noon on Monday 20th September 2021

Assessment centre and interviews: Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th September 2021

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