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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 - L21, (£61,042 - £71,765) negotiable for a suitably experienced candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • has outstanding interpersonal skills to establish positive relationships which build trust and confidence with our children, parents and carers, staff, governors, church and local community
  • leads with an authentic Christian faith that models our school vision and values
  • will maintain our commitment to inclusion and promote a broad, varied, exciting and challenging curriculum
  • has a proven track-record of effective, strategic leadership, clear decision-making and good communication
  • is able to deliver high standards of behaviour and provide good pastoral care,
  • is a personable, inspirational leader able to motivate our capable staff team, ensuring personal development and well-being
  • will develop school structures to maximise and deploy both resources and expertise to raise achievement across schools

In their own words our children are looking for someone who:

  • is strict but fun
  • can make a decision under pressure
  • someone who will get to know us and then put in changes which work for us and our school
  • can tell if you are upset and comes to talk to you to try to make you feel better,
  • someone who can empathise with what is going on with us at home and offer help when needed
  • brave enough to make hard decisions
  • a good leader who can handle finances
  • believes in God
  • keeps us safe
  • can deliver a fun and interesting assembly
  • challenges us to do the best that we can do

What the school offers its staff

No. on Roll: Bishop Wilson 79, Christ Church 201

On behalf of our children, the Governing Body of Bishop Wilson and Christ Church Federation is seeking to appoint a compassionate and warm yet strong and experienced leader able to further the achievements of our family focused and ethos driven schools. As Christian schools our faith underpins our vision, challenging us to value each individual, nurture what they bring to the school family and encourage them to flourish within our community and beyond. Praised for our excellent personal and wider development, we are looking for a candidate who will be able to build on our challenging curriculum and exceptional outcomes. Spanning a small rural setting and a one form entry urban school our new Executive Head will be adept at negotiating the needs of different sized staff compliments; balancing competing demands; and continuing to weave our two schools together while understanding and valuing their demographic distinctiveness.

Further details about the role

If you have the experience, skills and faith commitment to fulfil this exciting and challenging role we would be pleased to hear from you.

Visits to both our schools are strongly recommended, we are making time available on 23rd March at 9:30am and 28th March at 1pm (both days will start at Christ Church for 45 minutes then in convoy visitors will drive themselves to Bishop Wilson to continue the tour), please contact our business manager at sharon.jones@bwccf.cheshire.sch.uk to book a date.

Closing date for applications:12 noon on Wednesday 5th April 2023

Shortlisting: Tuesday 18th April

Visits to shortlisted candidates current school setting: 19th – 25th April

Interviews: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th April

Applications to be returned to: schoolgovernance@edsential.co.uk marked Executive Head Teacher Bishop Wilson and Christ Church Federation

Commitment to safeguarding

Both schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS, medical and reference checks. Pre-employment checks are in line with " Keeping Children Safe in Education". All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

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About Ellesmere Port Christ Church CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
200 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Arranging a visit to Ellesmere Port Christ Church CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sharon.jones@bwccf.cheshire.sch.uk.

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