• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 March 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    25 February 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£59,581 to £69,031 (L15 - L21)

Job summary

Working with the governing body, senior leadership team and school staff, the Head teacher will develop and lead the strategic vision for the school. Through ambitious and clear leadership the Head teacher will promote “Happiness and High Standards” giving all members of the school community the opportunity to shine and reach their full potential.

The Head teacher is the strategic lead professional at Fairfield Community Primary School, with the responsibility for internal organisation, management and control of the school in accordance with all applicable legislation.

Applying for the job

To apply please complete the application form in full. Your supporting statement, addressing the relevant criteria from the person specification, should be no longer than four sides of A4, minimum font size 10. Application forms are returnable via email to fairfield@fcpbury.com marked F.A.O. Mr D Miller, Chair of Governors by 12 noon Thursday 18 March 2021.

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
268 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
0161 764 1559

About Fairfield Community Primary School

We are a popular, over-subscribed school located on the Bury/Rochdale border and the school was judged to be “Good” in our last Ofsted inspection in February 2018. Currently there are 258 children on roll (including 24 Nursery children). In September 2019 the admission number was reduced, at the request of the Governing Body, from 35 to 30 due to the large class sizes in Key Stage 2 and the limitations of the school environment.

The school is situated in an area with a high score on the Index of Multiple Deprivation. Recognising the very difficult situations facing many of our families we try to “go the extra mile” in order to ensure that school is a safe and happy refuge from those difficulties. Our children enjoy coming to school. We have a significant number of children with SEND and SEMH needs and we are proud of the strong reputation the school has for supporting these children whilst also meeting the needs of mainstream learners. The school’s role in providing high levels of care and yet maintaining rigour and high expectations is a demanding one. A strong, compassionate and empathetic approach is required in order to achieve the “Happiness and High Standards” to which we aspire. This approach is rewarding but requires great commitment and hard work.

We seek a new Head Teacher has the ability to build strong relationships with the Governing Body, staff, parents and children and who will work in partnership to further develop the school; someone who can help shape and share our vision and ethos and has the enthusiasm, drive and determination to take us to the next level.

Arranging a visit to Fairfield Community Primary School

Candidates are warmly encouraged to visit the school to experience our values and ethos in action. Please contact Mrs R Horton, School Business Manager on 0161 764 1559 to make an appointment.

School location

Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

Similar jobs

Classroom Teacher MPS

Kentmere Primary Academy

Kentmere Avenue, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 9EE

Nursery Class Teacher

Fir Bank Primary School

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL2 6SJ


Freehold Community Academy

Sidmouth Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 7RG


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan Street, Manchester, M11 4EG

Get a job alert for when similar jobs are listed