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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    11 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time - 2.5 days management time, 2.5 days teaching

Contract type


Pay scale

L7 - L11

What skills and experience we're looking for

    We seek an inspirational Deputy Headteacher who shares our vision of a school community which celebrates diversity and sustainability and nurtures a lifelong love of learning, enabling all its children to discover the champion within. Ideally the successful candidate will join us for a September 2023 start.

    Our new Deputy Headteacher should be committed to:

    • The safeguarding and welfare of children in their care.
    • Working alongside the headteacher to collaborate with all stakeholders and promoting effective communication with staff, children and parents.
    • Further developing an exciting, enriching and challenging curriculum that enables measurable pupil progression.
    • Ensuring the highest professional educational standards are provided by our outstanding team of staff by enabling appropriate and challenging professional development opportunities.
    • Keeping our school at the heart of the community and actively promoting its growth.

    We would like our new Deputy Headteacher to:

    • Value the contribution of a wide and varied extra-curricular provision to pupils’ learning.
    • Encourage development and celebrate all successes.
    • Embrace their position within our hard-working team of staff and pupils, looking after the wellbeing of both.
    • Be a firm leader and great communicator, with a warm approachable nature and the ability to lead by example.

    Specific skills will include ;-

    • Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to set targets and identify weaknesses

    • Understanding of high-quality teaching, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve
      • Understanding of school finances and financial management
      • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
      • Ability to build effective working relationships

    What the school offers its staff

    Lower Park School offers the opportunity to work in a vibrant, happy school with enthusiastic pupils and alongside a committed and supportive staff team. We have a strong commitment to staff CPD and support personal development both within the school and through local hub opportunities.

    Further details about the role

    Visits to the school are welcomed and applicants can visit from 4:30pm on 18th or 24th May, by prior arrangement with the school. Please contact the school to arrange an appointment, details below.

    Tel: 01625 872560

    Email: admin@lowerpark.cheshire.sch.uk

    Commitment to safeguarding

    Lower Park School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 and 2020) and as such, any cautions, convictions or bind-overs that are ‘protected’ will need to be disclosed by shortlisted applicants when requested. All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS and barred list check.

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    About Lower Park School

    School type
    Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
    Education phase
    View all Primaryjobs
    School size
    277 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    4 to 11
    Phone number
    01625 872560

    Our school is set at the heart of a vibrant Cheshire town with a strong community spirit. Our values of curious, responsible, active, respectful, creative, and brave are the golden thread running through everything we do. Children, parents, governors and staff are inspired by teaching and learning and individuals are motivated and committed to being the best they can be. Whilst academic success is a real strength of the school, we cultivate a love of learning with a broad and balanced curriculum that offers enrichment opportunities and experiences that regularly make the school buzz with excitement.

    Arranging a visit to Lower Park School

    To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@lowerpark.cheshire.sch.uk.

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