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Head teacher - Kirkham and Wesham Primary School Lancashire

Kirkham and Wesham Primary School, Preston, Lancashire

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Salary
L10 to L17

Job summary

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, the governors of Kirkham & Wesham Primary School are seeking to appoint a new Head teacher.
We are looking for:
• an experienced leader with the proven and adept ability to lead a strong team and bring innovation and execute changes in an ever changing learning environment.
• a leader who is able to Inspire and develop the school's belief of high expectations and enthuse our children to enjoy their learning and to be the very best they can be.
• a leader who is able to ensure our school has a quality curriculum and that teaching throughout school is creative, innovative and based on research.
• a leader who ensures that high quality teaching develops the talents, wellbeing and success of all members of the school community.
• an approachable and caring leader who can build excellent relationships with our children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community, always having the children's learning, attainment and well-being at the heart of every decision.
• a leader who has a proven strategic understanding of effective financial management and analysis.
• a leader who works well with the Governing Board to ensure the success of the school

Employee benefits

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, the governors of Kirkham & Wesham Primary School are seeking to appoint a new Head teacher.
We are looking for:
• an experienced leader with the proven and adept ability to lead a strong team and bring innovation and execute changes in an ever changing learning environment.
• a leader who is able to Inspire and develop the school's belief of high expectations and enthuse our children to enjoy their learning and to be the very best they can be.
• a leader who is able to ensure our school has a quality curriculum and that teaching throughout school is creative, innovative and based on research.
• a leader who ensures that high quality teaching develops the talents, wellbeing and success of all members of the school community.
• an approachable and caring leader who can build excellent relationships with our children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community, always having the children's learning, attainment and well-being at the heart of every decision.
• a leader who has a proven strategic understanding of effective financial management and analysis.
• a leader who works well with the Governing Board to ensure the success of the school

We can offer you:
• a welcoming and friendly school community where children develop a love of learning and respect for one another.
• an enthusiastic, highly skilled and dedicated team of teaching and support staff who work hard and achieved a good Ofsted rating in 2018 and who will respond positively to new ideas and strong, clear leadership.
• supportive parents and carers who only want what is best for their children and the school.
• an experienced and multi skilled Governing Board who provide challenge in a supportive framework.
• a commitment to wellbeing and to personal and professional development

If you would like to visit our school or speak to our current Headteacher, please contact Mel Clarke in the School Office on 01772 682866. Visits will be arranged subject to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the visit and may be subject to change.

Applying for the job

Apply via the Lancashire web site.

https://schooljobs.lancashire.gov.uk/

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
Primary
School size
198 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01772 682866

About Kirkham and Wesham Primary School

Dear Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in the position of Head teacher at our friendly and welcoming school.
KWPS is located in the historic market town of Kirkham and celebrated its centenary in 2010. We
currently have 200 pupils and also provide a before and after school club. Our children are friendly,
enthusiastic and eager to learn.
Our teaching and support staff are experienced, loyal and committed and have an excellent
relationship with the pupils and families. We also have strong links to the community, participating in
multiple events during the year.
Our school has a supportive and experienced Governing Board who are not afraid to challenge but
will provide assistance and support whenever required.
KWPS teaches across the full range of curriculum and places a high value on personal and social
development. We aim to develop and inspire our children with self belief and equip them with skills,
knowledge and experiences to enable them to thrive in this ever changing world.
We have a culture of high expectations and encourage our children to be the best they can be.
In 2018 we were rated ‘Good’ in our Ofsted Inspection, the Inspector commented on the strong and
caring leadership, leading an enthusiastic team which strives to do its best for pupils. It was noted that
staff felt well supported and valued the leadership of the school and that support staff worked closely
with teachers to ensure that pupils make good progress in their learning.
We were very proud of the comment ‘The school is a hive of activity where no learning time is lost.’
The successful applicant would build on this bringing new ideas and innovation for a changing
environment and learning experiences.
We actively encourage the children to participate in all aspects of school life and have an enthusiastic
School Council. The intention was for them to write their own welcome letter but unfortunately with the
current restrictions in place we have struggled to arrange this.
Our school is a happy place to attend and work and we wish you every success should you decide to
apply.
If you would like to visit our school or speak to our current Headteacher, please contact Mel Clarke in
the School Office on 01772 682866. Visits will be arranged subject to COVID-19 restrictions in place
at the time of the visit and may be subject to change.
Yours sincerely,
Lynne Lowe
Chair of Governors

Arranging a visit to Kirkham and Wesham Primary School

If you would like to visit our school or speak to our current Headteacher, please contact Mel Clarke in the School Office on 01772 682866. Visits will be arranged subject to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the visit and may be subject to change

School location

Nelson Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 2JP

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