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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L15 - L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an engaging, community-focused and successful senior leader?

Our school provides a calm, caring and stimulating environment, where children learn through a wide variety of experiences. Our children are taught to value and respect the diversity of religions, cultures and customs and to value one another. We cater for 4-11 year olds in two Victorian buildings which have undergone extensive refurbishment internally to offer modern facilities for our learners.

We are very proud of the fact that you can meet people here from all walks of life and from all around the world. The globe on our school logo helps to sum that up and the thumbprint on it shows how we value each and every person’s uniqueness – “Everyone Is Special”. This vision drives our school and curriculum.

The successful applicant will be committed and innovative with the capacity to unlock the potential in each and every child, providing a nurturing and enriching primary school experience.

Our children and school community are looking for a headteacher who will:

  • Be an aspirational, and child focused leader who looks beyond the normal
  • Positively promote the distinctive Christian character of the school and to work closely in partnership with the Church
  • Provide a warm and welcoming environment to our diverse pupils and families
  • Prioritise the wellbeing, resilience and achievements of our children and staff and put this at the heart of all decisions
  • Create a stimulating school learning environment for both pupils and staff
  • Understand the difficulties some of our pupils’ face and develop the use of, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy when dealing with them.
  • Be visible and accessible, engaging positively with children, staff, parents, Governors, and the community
  • Have safeguarding as a top priority and ensure all relevant policies and procedures are fully implemented and followed by all staff.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • Confident, happy children who enjoy their time in school and are eager to learn and succeed
  • Talented, committed staff who are open to professional development and new ideas
  • A fully supportive but challenging Governing Body who are ambitious for the school and its pupils
  • A commitment to embedding achievement for pupils, including those who have Special Education Needs

You are warmly encouraged to visit our school and have set aside times when you are welcome to come and find out more about us:

  • Wednesday 29th March 3.30pm
  • Thursday 30th March 10am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday 19th April 1pm to 2pm

Please contact the school office on 0113-3367401

Closing date:Monday 17th April 5pm

Shortlisting:Wednesday 19th April

Assessment & Interviews:Thursday 27th April and Friday 28th April

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. If shortlisted, you will be required to disclose relevant information regarding criminal history and an on-line search will be conducted. This includes only information publicly available on-line

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.
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About Burley St Matthias Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
195 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
0113 336 7401

Learning, Fun, Challenging, Friendly, Special, Believe, Awesome, Respect, Caring” These are the nine words our children chose to describe our school – an inner city, ethnically and socially diverse Church of England Primary School, close to the University of Leeds. Are you up for the challenge of continuing to make them a reality?

Arranging a visit to Burley St Matthias Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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

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