• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    5 March 2021 at 1:00 pm

  • Date listed

    24 February 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£69,031 - £79,167

Job summary

Purpose of the Post:
Leadership and management of the school in order to promote effective education for all children within the framework provided by the policies of the Governing Body and the Authority with regard to all statutory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities: The professional duties are as set out in the current (or future) School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, together with the additional duties set out in the job description.

Applying for the job

Applications should be made via the St Helens Council website by completing the application form in full and attaching a written statement of no more than 1,300 words. The job description, person specification and a letter from our Chair of Governors is available here and also on the Council website.

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th March 2021. Further shortlisting of candidates may take place at the end of the 16th March.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
467 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01744 678190

About Bleak Hill Primary School

Bleak Hill is a large and expanding primary school with currently 492 children on roll. It primarily serves the parishes of Eccleston and Windle, but also has children on roll from across the St Helens borough. Bleak Hill currently has 4.2% of pupils eligible for free school meals. The school is full in almost all year groups and often oversubscribed. The number of pupils with identified learning needs has risen over recent school years. At Bleak Hill the proportion of children at SEN Support has risen to 11.38%.

There are currently 17 classes. There are three classes in Reception (3x30), Year 1 (3x25) and Year 4 (3x30) and two (x30) in all other Year Groups.

We are an inclusive school and have made considerable progress in developing our school aims which are reviewed annually. They direct us so that in our school we feel valued, secure and are given respect and we have the opportunity to experience success. Bleak Hill offers has a wide range of extra - curricular activities in both Key Stages and takes part in many inter-school sporting events each year.

Our dedicated and hard working staff work cohesively as a team and communicate well with other colleagues and stakeholders.

Governors play an active role in the life of the school and carry out their duties effectively. They bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the school. Members of the Governing Body regularly attend training linked to school priorities, enabling them to provide appropriate levels of support and challenge.

Arranging a visit to Bleak Hill Primary School

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 we are unable to facilitate visits to the school at this time. However, our current Head Teacher, Mr Ian Wellens, is very happy to have a telephone conversation with potential candidates. If you would like to arrange a telephone conversation, please contact Mrs June Thow, School Business Manager, on 01744 678190 to book a mutually convenient time between Friday 26th February and Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

School location

Hamilton Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 6HG

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