Headteacher, West Didsbury, Manchester

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Cavendish Community Primary SchoolWest Didsbury, Manchester

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L 24 – 30 (£72,306 – £83, 757)
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of Cavendish Community Primary School are looking to appoint a new Headteacher for our thriving and successful school. Our current Headteacher is retiring after 13 years during which our school has been shaped into one which has high expectations and achieves impressive outcomes for pupils. This is combined with a strong sense of community in which all of our 692 children are valued, cared for and encouraged to be, as our motto says, ‘Brilliant Citizens’. Our recent Ofsted inspection confirmed our status as a Good school. We are looking for an inspirational, committed and experienced individual who will build on these strong foundations and continue to take our school forward towards Outstanding.

What is special about Cavendish Community Primary School?

  • We are a vibrant learning environment in which children, staff and parents work together to ensure that our pupils have exciting and fun learning experiences which allow the whole child to thrive.
  • We are located in West Didsbury, one of the most diverse and community minded areas of South Manchester. The school reflects this and embraces it as one of its core strengths. We currently have about a third of children who have English as an additional language and a quarter of our children qualify for Pupil Premium. Cavendish is at the heart of this community and is the hub for local events as well as providing a fantastic array of afterschool activities for pupils and a thriving wrap around care provision.
  • Our staff are outstanding and committed to ensuring that the children experience the curriculum in active and engaging ways. We are open to innovation and adopt and adapt new practices as we strive to continuously improve. We embrace professional development at all levels of the school. There is a real belief in the importance of staff well-being demonstrated by the strong retention of staff throughout the institution.
  • We have a strong Governing Body and a highly engaged parent community who are keen to celebrate and support the achievements of the school.


What will the Successful Candidate bring to our school?

  • A proven track record as a leader in the Primary phase.
  • An ability to communicate a clear vision of the school that consolidates current successes.
  • The energy and creativity needed to ensure that our school continues to offer innovative experiences for our children
  • A desire to reinforce the school at the centre of the community.


Please visit our website, view our Ofsted report and come and visit the school. We will be delighted to meet you and happy to show you round. To arrange a visit please contact our School Business Manager, Nicola Kennedy, n.kennedy@cavendish.manchester.sch.uk  0161 445 1815

Applications close on Monday 13th January, 2020, at 12 noon.



More about Cavendish Community Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Cavendish Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1JG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 445 1815
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At Cavendish Community Primary School we have an unwaivering committment to ensuring that each child makes the best progress possible, both personally, socially and academically.

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