54 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    11 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L24A

What skills and experience we're looking for

St James’ is a welcoming, nurturing, and inclusive school where our Christian ethos and key values of Faith, Hope and Love underpin everything we do. Due to the retirement of our highly regarded Head Teacher the children, staff and governors of St James CE Primary School are now seeking to appoint an outstanding leader who will embrace both the strengths of the past and rise to the challenges of the future, bringing drive and ambition and providing the highest standard of leadership.

We are looking for a Head Teacher who:

  • Understands and will promote our strong Christian ethos and values to ensure they will continue to flourish within the diverse community
  • Is a team player with high expectations of themselves, staff and pupils so, that our children benefit from the highest standard of teaching to prepare them for an ever-changing world
  • Has the vision, passion and enthusiasm to motivate and inspire everyone to be the best they can be
  • Actively encourages parents to be involved in their child’s education
  • Will ensure the importance of academic progress is accompanied by opportunities to develop social, creative and sporting skills
  • Has an excellent understanding of safeguarding and is fully committed to inclusion, equality & diversity
  • Will provide the highest levels of support for staff well-being and for their professional development while ensuring that all staff are respected and valued

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to:

  • Lead a school that is aspirational, innovative and successful, which has a good Ofsted rating.
  • Build on the many strengths of the school
  • Work with a supportive, dedicated, skilled and loyal staff team
  • Be supported by an active, committed and enthusiastic Governing Board
  • Identify and further develop excellent CPD opportunities for all staff
  • Work within a school with a Nursery

Further details about the role

St. James (Daisy Hill) CE Primary School.

Tel: 01942 634688

Role: Head Teacher – Permanent, Full Time

Salary Group 3 – L18 – L24A (£71,019 – £82,258)

Starting Date: 1st January 2025 (or sooner if possible)

Visits to school are strongly recommended and warmly welcomed – please contact Mrs. Diane Brown, School Business Manager, to arrange a convenient time on 01942 634688.

Further information about our school can be found on our website: https://stjamesdaisyhillceprimary.co.uk/

If you think you have the experience knowledge and drive to fulfil this role, please submit an application. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career whilst making a positive difference to the outcomes for our school community.

A covering letter from the Governing Board, the application form, job description and person specifications are attached. The application form should be returned to sam.tremblen@bolton.gov.uk (HR Lead, Children’s Services and Schools)

Application Timeline:

Closing Date for applications: 11th September 2024 at 10:00am

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday: 18th September 2024

Assessment Centre: Wednesday: 25th September 2024

Interviews: Thursday: 26th September 2024

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to sam.tremblen@bolton.gov.uk

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About St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
411 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01942 634688

Arranging a visit to St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@st-james-daisy-hill.bolton.sch.uk.

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