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Job details
Employer Cansfield High School
Location Wigan
Salary L35 – L41 (Group 6)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Easter 2018

Responsible to: Governing Body / Local Authority

Our current Headteacher will retire at Easter 2018. The Governors are seeking to appoint a skilled and collaborative leader able to provide a clear strategic vision which engages and inspires us all. We will expect you to be a skilled and confident manager of systems and people; expect you to be a visible presence commanding the respect of all in our community; expect you to know what you want and how you will involve us all in achieving that.

Cansfield is an 11-16 LA community school with a positive, vibrant atmosphere which permeates all aspects of school. We are a proud school with a clear sense of purpose and the will to succeed. We are a popular, oversubscribed school and have been the majority first choice school within our community for many years.

Our students are valued and respected. We want them to be the best they can be and to be happy at school. Ambition, aspiration and achievement, supported by a culture of care, compassion and tolerance are the foundations on which our school is built.

The new Headteacher will inherit a school that is vibrant and full of talented, committed people. Our school stands at this time energised, sharp and focused. It is, without doubt, a fantastic exciting opportunity to be the next Headteacher at Cansfield High.

If you believe you are the person we are looking for then we will be most happy to receive your application.

Closing date for applications: 3.15 pm on Thursday 9th November 2017
Interview dates: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November 2017

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Should you wish to arrange a tour, please contact Debbie Sutch, Business Manager on 01942 727391 or at  

How to apply:

Full outline of the application process available from the school website.

All completed applications, by post or e-mail, to be received by 3.15 pm on Thursday 9th November 2017.

e-mail address for all communications:

School web address:

Cansfield High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About the employer

Cansfield High School is a co-educational school based in Wigan for students aged 11-16. It is a non-denominational school.


Michael Southworth  

Values and vision

Cansfield High School aims to offer its students a caring environment ...

Information about Cansfield High School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Old Road
United Kingdom
+44 1942 720711