Principal, Prescot, Merseyside

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Halsnead Community Primary SchoolPrescot, Merseyside

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 3 School: L19 - L23 (£61,341 - £67,652)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Part of The Heath Family Trust (NW)

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our current Principal, Halsnead’s Local Governing Body of The Heath Family (NW) MAT are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and inspirational leader to lead the future development of our school.

Halsnead is a larger than average, vibrant and happy primary school set in the village of Whiston, within the borough of Knowsley and less than ten miles from Liverpool City Centre. The area is to undergo a substantial growth in the near future with the development of Halsnead Garden Village, including 1,500 homes, a country park and a variety of community and leisure facilities. 

We currently have 364 pupils on roll aged from 3-11 years including a Nursery unit that offers wrap-around care and after-school provision. Support for vulnerable children and their families is a strength of our school, with staff working closely as a team to ensure all children strive to achieve the best they can. We are extremely inclusive and pride ourselves on the nurturing ethos we have. Our motto is ‘strive to achieve’. 

As a school, we work hard to provide a curriculum matched to the needs, interests and abilities of our children, in an atmosphere of trust, friendship and mutual respect and in an environment that is attractive, stimulating and supportive of learning. We are proud of the range of experiences that we offer at our school in the arts, sport, modern languages, community and international links which enrich the curriculum offer.

This is your opportunity to have a significant impact upon our amazing children and families by ensuring the highest standards of education leading to achievement for all. We require a strategic leader who has the vision, integrity and interpersonal skills to lead our school as we seek to grow the school to greater achievements. 

A full package of induction will be provided for the successful candidate. 

Applicants are warmly encouraged to visit our school, by appointment, in the week beginning 19th March. Please contact Lisa Cope, School Administrator, on 0151 477 8130 or by email at to arrange an appointment. 

For further information and to apply, please visit: 

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 9th April 2018.

Provisional interview date: Thursday, 19th April 2018.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and the post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau). Further information about DBS checks can be found at 

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More about Halsnead Community Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Pennywood Drive, Whiston, Knowsley, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 3TX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 4778130