44 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2025

  • Closing date

    6 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • 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

L15 - L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for:

  • a visible, committed, and experienced leader who will fulfil the vision and values of the school
  • a leader who will continue to drive innovative school improvement, founded on sound pedagogical research and recognising our “whole child” approach to education
  • a passionate individual who will shape our school provision to meet the needs of all our children and keep our learners happy, healthy, and safe
  • a leader with the expertise to manage all staff, empowering them and supporting their own personal development to achieve our common goals
  • a practical and pragmatic individual who leads the staff team by example

Our new Headteacher will bring:

  • innovative, strategic, and empowering leadership skills with a vision that inspires and motivates others
  • the energy and creativity to further develop our broad and inclusive curriculum at the same time as maintaining existing practices that are working effectively
  • a commitment to embedding achievement for all pupils, including those who have Special Education Needs, and to ensure their needs are met
  • high expectations of all pupils in their attainment, behaviour and attendance and the skills needed to translate these expectations into pupils achieving their full potential
  • a recognition of the need to support the wellbeing of pupils and staff to maintain a happy and successful school community
  • the ability to listen to and communicate clearly with all stakeholders, including staff, pupils, parents and the governing body
  • a demonstrable track record of developing and supporting a team to meet the high expectations required and unlocking their personal potential
  • an organised and efficient approach to overseeing the administration and finances of the school

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • children who are happy, respectful, eager to learn and proud to contribute to the Westgate school community
  • a dedicated and hardworking staff team with a wide range of experience who are keen to build on the school’s existing strengths
  • a supportive governing body committed to enabling the ongoing success of the school with regular monitoring
  • Friends of Westgate - our energetic and supportive PTA
  • a caring and inclusive ethos where everyone is valued
  • a collaborative family of schools across Otley who work together and support each other
  • an induction process supported by the Governing Body and the Local Authority

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 educ.headteacher@leeds.gov.uk

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About Westgate Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
246 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0113 3788 525

Arranging a visit to Westgate Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@westgateprimary.co.uk.

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