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Vacancy for Headteacher

Post Title Headteacher
Location St Andrew’s C.E. (Voluntary Aided) Primary School, Mardale Avenue, Warrington, WA2 9HF
Salary Group 2 L15 - L21 (starting point subject to experience)
Contract Term Permanent, Full Time
Start Date 1st September 2024

The Governors, staff and children are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher, to continue our vision of providing exceptional standards of primary education in our caring Christian environment. Number of Pupils on Roll: 208

Working with staff and governors, the new school leader will be passionate and highly motivated to deliver our robust strategy of continuous improvement in teaching, learning and wellbeing in our ambitious and inclusive church school.

In July 2023, Ofsted’s inspection report, graded the school as ‘Good’ overall with ‘Outstanding’ for our Behaviour and Attitudes.  The opening paragraph from the Ofsted report reads: “Pupils at St Andrew’s thrive in the warmth and kindness that threads through the work of staff and leaders”. 

What we offer:

  • An extremely popular single form entry school in the heart of Orford.
  • Enthusiastic, confident children with exemplary behaviour who are proud of their school and love to learn.
  • A hardworking and dedicated staff team committed to enabling all children to achieve.
  • Excellent relationships with parents, our church, Diocese and the wider community.
  • A happy, progressive and vibrant working environment for teaching and learning.
  • A rich and stimulating curriculum, enhanced with a range of extra-curricular activities, breakfast club and after school clubs including music, sport and art.
  • A proactive and encouraging governor team fully committed to providing the best opportunities, development and learning environment for our children and whole staff team.

We are looking for a headteacher who has:

  • A passionate commitment to develop children’s learning, setting high expectations for everyone to reach their true potential with an engaging curriculum.
  • A desire to enhance the existing strengths of the school, bringing inspirational drive and enthusiasm for continuous improvement and to further develop its Christian ethos and values.
  • A clear vision focusing on high standards, allowing everyone to flourish through a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences.
  • Significant experience as a senior leader in a primary school setting, with a proven track record of effective and supportive leadership and management.
  • The ability to lead, challenge, motivate and inspire, fostering collaborative working across other schools and extra-curricular links.
  • Excellent communication, management and interpersonal skills; highly energetic and willingness to promote a strong team spirit.
  • An open approach to the many school stakeholders including governors, parents/carers, church and community.
  • Can demonstrate effective evaluation and reporting to drive high standards of attainment across the school.
  • A track record in excellent safeguarding provision, welfare and wellbeing of children and staff.

Visits to the school are very much welcomed. Please contact the school’s business manager, Kate Bush on 01925 630497 or email standrew_business@sch.warrington.gov.uk to arrange a visit to the school.

Application packs, including the required Diocesan application form, are available from the school website: www.standrews-cp.co.uk/warrington/primary/standrews (see below).

If you would like further information about this role, please make an appointment to speak to the local authority adviser, either by phone or Microsoft Teams. Please contact Lisa Adams on 01925 442987 or by email at ladams@warrington.gov.uk.

All applications should be returned to WBC recruitment Team: recruitment@warrington.gov.uk  by the closing date 12 March 2024 at midday.

St. Andrew’s C.E. Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service, provide suitable references, evidence qualifications and be subject to identity checks.  This post is not available for job share.  Warrington Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Key Dates

Visits to school Contact school to arrange
Deadline for applications Tuesday 12th March @ midday
Short listing Tuesday 19th March
Interview Dates Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March
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