49 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    6 January 2025

  • Closing date

    6 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership L16-L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Role

Our new Headteacher will

  • Be a highly experienced senior leader with a commitment to continue our school improvement journey and the energy, drive and skills to lead and realise this.
  • Be a visionary and inspirational leader able to engage and motivate all stakeholders.
  • Provide effective day-to-day management, organisation and administration of the school, be able to meet essential deadlines and respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance.
  • Strive for excellence and secure the highest educational standards to ensure that each pupil fulfils their unique potential whilst ensuring a culture and practice of care, wellbeing and support for all.
  • Have the skills to recognise and promote all staff talents, expertise and continuing professional development.
  • Inspire the whole community, build and maintain successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success.
  • Be committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children, staff and the wider school community.
  • Enjoy working closely with other schools, learning from and sharing best practice.
  • Be an ethical leader.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, motivated and happy children who are excited by learning.
  • A dedicated teaching and support team committed to supporting all pupils.
  • A highly supportive, effective and ambitious Governing Body.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • A school committed to safeguarding and wellbeing.
  • The support from an experienced mentor plus a full training programme during your first year of headship, through School Improvement Liverpool’s New Headteacher Programme.

Further details about the role

How to Apply Informal visits to view the school are warmly encouraged. Please telephone Miss Lisa Dears, the School Business Manager on 0151 487 8571 to make an appointment. We will be delighted to show you around.

Application Packs are available on the following websites:

Belle Vale Community Primary School


School Improvement Liverpool


and the Gov.UK website - Teacher vacancies website


Application forms should be returned to the school electronically to Mr Stuart Clutton, the Clerk to the Governing Body, for the attention of Dr Helen Thompson, Chair of Governors. Email: - Clerk@bellevale.liverpool.sch.uk

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 Clerk@bellevale.liverpool.sch.uk

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About Belle Vale Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
282 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0151 487 8571

About the School
Following the resignation of our highly regarded Headteacher, who is departing on a career advancement move, the Governing Body of Belle Vale Community Primary School wishes to employ an inspirational and ambitious Headteacher. We are a happy and inclusive school based in the Belle Vale area of Liverpool and have strong links with parents, community and our local network of schools. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and experienced leader to accelerate our ambitious plans.

The Governing Board at Belle Vale Community Primary School is seeking an inspirational Headteacher, who shares our vision and values and will continue the excellent work of our current Headteacher and staff team. As a school always striving to do the best for our pupils, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey. To achieve this, we are seeking an experienced, innovative and motivational leader who is both enthusiastic and engaging in their approach and will impact on pupils’ achievements and continue to provide the best education for all.

The school was graded Good by Ofsted in September 2023: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/104519

School Website:

Arranging a visit to Belle Vale Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bellevale-ao@bellevale.liverpool.sch.uk.

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