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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

A relocation package is available.

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A proven track record of successful Headship in the Primary Sector with a recognised educational degree or professional qualification relevant to the role and a record of recent and relevant continuing professional development
  • A strong, credible, and effective leader with demonstrable success in leading and inspiring a management team
  • Ability to communicate a vision of outstanding practice through inspiration and empowerment
  • The ability to build a positive organisational culture
  • Ability and commitment to working flexibly and collaboratively
  • Commitment to The Seven Principles of Public Life
  • A strategic thinker who can establish and develop systems and processes
  • Evidence of strategic planning, monitoring and review of progress against plans in terms of standards and performance and taking decisive action as necessary
  • Awareness of the statutory educational framework, policies and legislation and knowledge of statutory assessment systems
  • High level of understanding and experience in research and best practices in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment
  • Skills, knowledge, and a clear understanding of the current educational landscape
  • A successful track record of human and financial resource management
  • History of demonstrably high expectations of pupils, staff, parents, the community, governance, and external organisations
  • Understanding of the needs of the most disadvantaged pupils including pupils with SEND and those in receipt of the pupil premium
  • Experience and understanding of behaviour approaches and the personal development of pupils
  • Experience in successfully working with governors
  • Excellent relationship management
  • Personal characteristics: the ability to remain calm under pressure; self-motivated; reliable and trustworthy; emotionally intelligent and perceptive; intellectually versatile, resilient, and innovative; adaptable communication skills
  • Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

What the school offers its staff

  • Respectful, motivated, and happy children who are very proud of their school
  • An attractive and well-resourced teaching and learning environment
  • An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated, talented, and hardworking individuals
  • An experienced, committed, and supportive Governing Board
  • A culture of collaboration and challenge across the partnership of schools
  • A true commitment to Continuing Professional Development with access to a library of on-line training courses, fully accredited qualifications, and opportunities to access other relevant paid training
  • A range of employee benefits which support your well-being

Commitment to safeguarding

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. Shortlisted candidates may be subject to an online search as part of due diligence also.

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About Moorside Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
629 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 808 0182

Moorside Primary School is a coeducational day school for children between the ages of 3 and 11. We are a large 3 form entry PFI school and we are situated on a campus that we share with Moorside High School and the Deans Youth Centre. Moorside is also the lead school in the Salford Alliance of Learning Schools. This alliance consists of highly diverse local schools, united by the desire to help create the next generation of Outstanding Teachers.

Arranging a visit to Moorside Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kath.fairhurst@moorsideprimary.net.

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