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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L24a

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Head Teacher who will continue to lead a happy, successful and safe school and is committed to ensuring that;

  • Every child is cared for as an individual and nurtured to reach their personal potential

  • The importance of academic progress is accompanied by opportunities to develop social, creative and sporting skills.

  • The strong links with our church and community are continued and further developed

  • The Christian ethos continues to flourish within the diverse community

  • Families are actively encouraged to be involved in their child’s education

  • All staff are respected, supported and appreciated.

  • Our extensive range of after school and lunchtime clubs are continued

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to;

  • Lead a school that strives for academic excellence and provides an exciting and enriching experience for all of our children

  • Continue the amazing work of the whole school in having recently secured “Good” results in both SIAMS and Ofsted inspections

  • Work alongside a dedicated and loyal staff team

  • Work in a vibrant and well-resourced school building and grounds including wildlife area, extensive outdoor space and purpose-built learning environment

  • Be supported by a committed and enthusiastic Governing Body

Further details about the role

Due to the retirement of our highly regarded Head Teacher, the children, staff, parents and governors of St Matthew’s are seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated new Head Teacher; one who is capable of delivering educational excellence and is committed to ensuring that the school remains “a loving family that shares, learns, prays and flourishes together.”

Visits to school are strongly recommended and warmly welcomed - please contact Joan Saunders, School Business Manager, to arrange a convenient time.

Contact 01204 333005 or saundersj@st-matthews.bolton.sch.uk

Further information about the school can also be found at the following website; https://st-matthews.bolton.sch.uk/

This is a fantastic opportunity for the candidate who demonstrates the above qualities; a chance to take the next step in their career and fulfil their potential, whilst making a positive difference to the outcomes of our children.

Please e-mail completed applications along with a Supporting Statement to Bethany Collett, HR Adviser, Bolton Council at bethany.collett@bolton.gov.uk

Application timelines:

  • Closing Date for applications is: 21st June 2023 at 10:00am
  • Shortlisting will be on: 28th June 2023
  • Assessment and Observation: 5th July 2023
  • Interviews will take place on: 6th July 2023

Our Vision Statement

“To serve by valuing, inspiring and nurturing everyone, strengthening and celebrating our diverse school community and holding our Christian Values at the forefront of everything we do.”

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service.

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About St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Bolton

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
442 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01204 333005

St Matthew’s is a welcoming and inclusive Christian school serving a diverse local community. Our Christian vision and values underpin our daily life within school.

At St Matthew’s our Christian foundations shine brightly for all to see, guiding us spiritually, morally, socially and intellectually to become confident, successful and aspirational individuals.

Our children and staff uphold our Christian values of Love, Friendship, Creativity and Respect; caring for, respecting and valuing each other within our school community and beyond.

Arranging a visit to St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Bolton

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email saundersj@st-matthews.bolton.sch.uk.

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