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Ref: ED 18913


Heckmondwike Primary School, Cawley Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AN

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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Closing date: 04 September 2019 12:00 PM

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To commence 1st January 2020


A brilliant opportunity has arisen to lead our hardworking team.

The governors are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Headteacher with the commitment to build on the work of the current leadership team and lead the school through its next exciting phase of development. We are looking for someone with a passion and fierce commitment to providing a nurturing and enriching primary school experience for every child. Heckmondwike Primary School is proud to be at the heart of a rich and diverse community.


We can offer you:

  • Inquisitive, vibrant and well behaved children who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school.
  • The opportunity to work with a committed staff, supportive parents and governors who are enthusiastic and keen to continue to further develop the school’s enormous potential
  • A school which is a member of a very effective innovative Trust of local schools
  • A well-resourced and well-funded school


Our Headteacher will bring:

  • The energy and creativity to drive curriculum innovation at the same time as maintaining existing practices that are working effectively
  • A rigorous approach in identifying pupil achievement gaps and an imaginative approach to the instigation of interventions to address these gaps
  • An ability to turn challenging situations into positive outcomes
  • An uncompromising commitment to ensuring outstanding teaching for every child
  • The strategic leadership and direction to build on our current ‘Good’ Ofsted rating


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.


To apply for this role, please download and complete the application form attached. Completed applications can be submitted via email to headteacher.recruitment@kirklees.gov.uk or by post to Elizabeth Rowlands, Floor 1, Kirkgate Buildings, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1BY.

Applications will close on Wednesday 4th September at midday.

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 10th September

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September


Please ensure that your personal statement evidences how you meet the person specification for the post in no more than 3000 words, using Arial font and size12. Please do not send CV’s.

Our website gives a good introduction to our school. Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and guided tours of the school will be available at the following times, 09.30-11.00 and 13.30-15.00, on the following dates:-

  • Friday 12th July
  • Monday 15th July
  • Wednesday 17th July

If you require further information about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on: 01924 325690   or email: office@heckmondwikeprimary.co.uk

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