Headteacher, Wigan

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Christ Church CofE Primary School PenningtonWigan
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Start date: Required from September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L17 – L23
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of Christ Church Pennington CE Primary School wish to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and visionary Christian Headteacher to lead our successful school into its next chapter.

Christ Church is a warm and welcoming Church of England school. We have a strong Christian ethos resulting in us achieving “Outstanding in All Areas” (December 2014) in the church school inspection. Our link with our local church is strong and the school plays an important part in the life of the community.

Graded Good by Ofsted, the school has the capacity to become Outstanding.

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Headteacher who:

  • Will further develop and celebrate the distinctive Anglican ethos of our school.
  • Can lead, inspire, empower and motivate children and staff to develop a culture of excellence.
  • Can cultivate a nurturing environment, promote successful innovative teaching and learning and encourage high standards of individual achievement.
  • Is a natural communicator able to build on our well-developed partnerships with our children, staff, governors, parents, church, wider community and other local schools and professional agencies.
  • Has proven successful leadership experience across the primary phase at senior management level.

In return we can offer you:

  • Strong support and resources from our church community.
  • An exciting opportunity to lead and further develop our successful school, working in partnership with the local consortia of schools.
  • Enthusiastic, well behaved and welcoming children who are keen to learn and achieve high standards.
  • A team of staff who are caring, innovative and willing to go the extra mile.
  • A supportive and dedicated team of Governors with wide ranging skills and expertise.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school and would be warmly welcomed. Please telephone school on 01942 673667 to arrange a suitable time.

Visits can be arranged on the mornings of Wednesday 18th, Friday 20th or Tuesday 24th April.

Application packs are available from Mrs Judith Bond by email: J.Bond@Wigan.gov.uk  

Please return your completed application form to the same email address or post to: Mrs Judith Bond, Clerk to Governors, Governor Services, Wigan Council, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Millgate, Wigan WN1 1AZ.

Closing date: Midday on Friday, 27th April 2018.
Shortlisting: Thursday, 3rd May 2018.
Interview dates: Tuesday, 22nd & Wednesday, 23rd May 2018.

Christ Church Pennington CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required for this post.



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Address: West Bridgewater Street, Pennington, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4HB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1942 673667