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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 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


Full-time equivalent salary

£71,019 - £82,258

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

It is very important that the person we appoint is committed to our values of inclusivity, nurture and supporting all children to become avid readers.

Our new headteacher will be:

  • Highly inclusive and ambitious for all children. Committed to supporting families.
  • Committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a talented and diverse team.
  • An excellent communicator, who develops positive relationships with all stakeholders.

The context of our school is not without its challenges. The cost of living crisis has hit some of our families hard, and as a school we work hard to mitigate the impact of social disadvantage. We do not see any of these barriers as excuses however, we see them as reasons for us to do even better.

Our substantive Headteacher left the school in February to pursue an exciting new role. In the interim, the school is being supported by the Headteacher of a local academy who is acting as Interim Executive Headteacher, with the substantive Deputy Headteachers acting as Heads of School.

What the school offers its staff

Why choose Charlestown Community Primary School?

  • An inclusive community, where we believe that all children can succeed.
  • Focus on holistic education, where children are supported to develop themselves. Highly motivated and talented team of staff.
  • Delightful children who want to learn.
  • A well-sized and resourced building, in ample grounds. A positive budgetary position.

Further details about the role

Could you be our next headteacher?

The governors, staff and families at Charlestown Community Primary School are looking for our next Headteacher, to start in September 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to lead our fantastic school community onto even greater things.

The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering strong academic and pastoral excellence, along with a passion for and commitment to making a difference to children and communities. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will enjoy visible leadership and will be dedicated to supporting the best life chances for all children and families.

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.

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About Charlestown Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
449 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 740 3529

Parents, children and colleagues say that our school is inclusive, warm and welcoming.

Ofsted last visited us in January 2023, and judged that we continue to be a ‘good’ school. Since then, our external outcome measures have continued to improve as we have continued to work to develop our curriculum and provision for pupils. (ofsted.gov.uk)

Situated just 5 minutes’ drive from the M60, and a 30 minute bus ride from Manchester city centre, Charlestown Community Primary School is proud to serve the diverse communities of Charlestown and Blackley.

Our school building is in good condition, and set within a generous site. Children benefit from plenty of outdoor space; well-sized classrooms and plenty of spaces for small group support.

Arranging a visit to Charlestown Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email byfield.j@charlestown.manchester.sch.uk.

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