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  • Job start date

    1 April 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L15 - L21A

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Understands and is able to promote our strong Christian ethos and values
  • Is a capable and experienced leader and decision maker
  • Is a team player with high expectations of themselves, pupils and staff and has a passion for enabling everyone to reach their potential
  • Is approachable and has a proven track record of developing and maintaining good relationships with pupils, parents, staff, and external agencies
  • Has an excellent understanding of Safeguarding
  • Is fully committed to inclusion, equality & diversity
  • Is able to demonstrate the effectiveness of positive behaviour management on outcomes
  • Has extensive classroom experience across more than one Key Stage
  • Is driven and committed to securing continuous improvement and ensuring all children and adults feel valued
  • Has a good understanding of compliance frameworks, assessment data and pupil progress

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • A genuine welcome from our friendly, hard-working school community
  • Children who are happy and eager to learn
  • Fantastic support from governors, staff, parents, and our church community
  • Excellent CPD opportunities

Further details about the role

Role: Head Teacher – Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Group 2, L15 – L21A (Current ‘23 ranges plus any applicable framework changes)

Start Date: 01/04/2024

Closing Date for applications: 10am Monday 4th December 2023.

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 11th December 2023.

Observations & Assessment will take place on Thursday 11th January 2024

Interviews will take place on Friday 12th January 2024.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the Senior Clerical Assistant, Mrs. Fulton, on 01204 333692

All our school information can be found on our website www.stmll.bolton.sch.uk

A covering letter from the Governing Board, the application form, job description and person specifications are attached. The application form should be returned to bethany.collett@bolton.gov.uk (HR Adviser, Schools)

Commitment to safeguarding

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, joining and maintaining a subscription with the DBS Subscription Update Service and 3 satisfactory references including current employer and a faith reference.
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About St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Little Lever

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
213 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01204 333692

St Matthew’s is a welcoming, nurturing, and inclusive school in the heart of Little Lever. Our Christian ethos and school values of Faith, Honesty, Hope, Justice & Love underpin everything we do. The Governing Board are excited to invite applications from inspirational leaders to join us as our new Head Teacher, to build on our vision for the whole school community.

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

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stmll.bolton.sch.uk.

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