14 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2025 or earlier

  • Closing date

    2 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 May 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

Grade: 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 the vision to identify the next steps on our continued school improvement journey and the energy, drive and skills to lead and realise this.
  • Be an inspirational leader able to engage and motivate all stakeholders.
  • Secure the highest educational standards whilst ensuring a culture and practice of care, wellbeing and support for our staff and pupils.
  • Strive for excellence in all aspects to ensure that each pupil fulfils their unique potential.
  • Respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance.
  • 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 bestpractice.
  • 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 highly supportive, effective and ambitious Governing Body.
  • A dedicated teaching and support team committed to supporting all pupils.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • A school committed to the 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.

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
279 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and experienced leader to accelerate our ambitious plans. The Governing Board at Belle Vale primary 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 innovative and motivational leader who is both enthusiastic and engaging in their approach and will impact pupils’ achievements in a positive and successful way.
Our principal philosophy at Belle Vale Primary School is that our children develop a love of life and learning and can understand and appreciate their rights when provided with a curriculum within which they may achieve personal success. We have a dedicated team of staff committed to providing the very best education for the children in our care. The school was graded Good by Ofsted in September 2023: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/104519

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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