• Employer: Wirral School
  • Salary: £65,010 - £77,195
  • Location: Pensby Primary School
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 1.0 FTE hours.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 06/09/2024 at 12:00
  • Reference: SCH/24/286561


L14 - L21

Required From 01/01/2025

Due to the retirement of our Headteacher, we are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who is an excellent educational practitioner, passionate about teaching and learning with the ability to instil and nurture this in all pupils and staff also committed to ensuring every child achieves their potential.
If you believe that you could be our next leader, you will have engaged in current educational discourse, including leadership and management, curriculum and pedagogy, will be able to speak with clarity about what makes excellent practice in these areas.  You will be forward thinking and able to lead the school's strategic development.

Our Headteacher will: 

•    Lead, inspire and motivate pupils and staff 
•    Be committed to safeguarding and the welfare of all children 
•    Be a confident and effective communicator 
•    Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to share their vision with all stakeholders 
•    Be an outstanding and reflective practitioner who has teaching and learning at the heart of everything they do and can holistically lead the school 
•    Ensure the delivery of an ambitious high-quality curriculum that meets the needs of all learners, including vulnerable pupils 
•    Innovate within and beyond the curriculum to address social disadvantage and fully meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs 
•    Have a proven track record of developing teaching and learning to a high standard  
•    Develop positive relationships with the Governing Body, parents, carers and the wider community 
•    Be committed to undertaking further professional development for themselves and the whole work-force 
•    Lead with integrity and optimism, showing resilience and determination in the leadership of the school.  
In return, we can offer you: 

•    Well-behaved and enthusiastic children who enjoy learning  
•    A well established and ambitious curriculum 
•    An effective and experienced Senior Leadership team 
•    Established curriculum teams that facilitate individual subject leadership 
•    A committed, passionate and skilled staff team 
•    A commitment to supporting your own professional development 
•    Systems and processes that support the smooth operation of the school 
•    A supportive and forward-thinking Governing Body who are engaged, positive and proactive in ensuring the school continues to thrive and develop further 
•    A modern school building and grounds
•    A school with an active partnership with I.T.T. providers

Application Information

•    Walkround: Either Wednesday 4th September 2024 @ 3.30 – 5.30 or Thursday 5th September 2024 @ 1.30 – 3.30   Please contact: schooloffice@pensbyprimaryschool.org to book your place.
•    We very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose personal qualities, values and experiences meet the requirements of this job description and person specification. 
•    Interview dates 23rd September 2024 and 24th September 2024. Candidates should note that there may be a second shortlisting at the end of the 23rd September 2024. 

Application Selection 

The first step in the selection process is your application. Please make sure you read the Person Specification and Job Description carefully and provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Person Specification criteria. 
As part of the recruitment process, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on all shortlisted candidates prior to interview. If there is anything you wish to make us aware of, prior to the search being completed, please contact:

The school is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of our children and expects the same level of commitment from all staff. 
This post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check. 
All applicants will be considered based on suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability. 

Please ensure the application form is fully completed, and your personal statement is no longer than two A4 sides in arial size 12 font. CVs are not acceptable.

Applications are returnable to: clerkofgovernors@pensbyprimaryschool.org


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