Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

A wonderful opportunity to become the head of Didsbury CE, an historic Church of England school in the heart of Didsbury. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader with experience of school improvement. The Head of School will be able to take full advantage of the freedoms the school has as an academy and the close partnerships with other schools within the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust.

The St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust passionately believes in an inclusive and collaborative approach to working. We provide opportunities for developing and sharing best practice, networking and staff development. These characteristics are enhanced by access to the expertise and specialist resources of the Trust, the Diocese of Manchester and local educational partnerships.

We are looking for an outstanding Head of School with the skills, leadership and enthusiasm to ensure Didsbury CE Primary School remains a centre of educational excellence for its pupils and community. If you believe you have the skills and expertise to make such a significant contribution we hope you will apply.

Applying for the job

Please fill in the attached application form and return it by email as per the instructions on the form.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
236 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

About Didsbury CofE Primary School

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the post of Head of School at Didsbury Church of England Primary School. Didsbury CE is a well-established faith school, located in the heart of the historic urban village of Didsbury, Manchester. The school, which occupies a Grade II listed building, can trace its foundation back to 1612 when the then Lord of the Manor, Sir Edward Moseley endowed a post of school master in the local church.
Didsbury CE is a Group 2 mixed primary school of 236 pupils (including nursery), ranging from 3 – 11 years of age. The school was last inspected by OFSTED in November 2008 and was judged to be outstanding. In recent Sunday Times rankings the school has featured as one of the top performing schools in England. In January 2019 the school received a SIAMS inspection and was judged to be excellent.
To lead the school on its continuing journey we are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader with experience of school improvement. The Head of School will be expected to work collaboratively with the CEO and the other Heads of School across the Trust.

Arranging a visit to Didsbury CofE Primary School

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and given the opportunity to arrange a visit to the school prior to interview.

School location

Elm Grove, Manchester, M20 6RL

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