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  • Start date details

    1st January 2025 (negotiable for the right candidate)

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L11 - L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a headteacher who:

  • is an excellent practitioner with significant and successful senior leadership experience
  • will embrace our values and vision
  • can demonstrate strong leadership and will continue to build effective teams
  • is passionate about learning and has a clear vision for SEMH education
  • is passionate about supporting pupils` personal, academic and cultural development and their emotional, mental and physical well-being
  • has experience of dealing with situations using restorative approaches
  • is committed to further developing a rich and creative curriculum which enthuses children to learn – to enjoy learning – and to become lifelong independent learners
  • is passionate about supporting staff to feel secure in their roles and take pride and pleasure in their professional lives
  • will insist on the highest quality and standards of teaching and learning in an environment where pupils feel safe and do their best
  • can enthuse and engage parents and carers and further develop the good reputation of the school in the community
  • can ensure robust financial planning
  • will work closely with Governors and School Improvement Liverpool to respond to local and national agendas
  • Have strong experience of budget planning and evidencing value.

What the school offers its staff

In return for your commitment, energy, integrity and enthusiasm, we are able to offer:

  • a learning community with a culture of respect and shared values rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted
  • a team of child-focused, hardworking professionals who provide an inclusive learning environment for all our pupils
  • strong professional links with the local authority which is proactive and which provides a wide range of guidance, resources and support for school.
  • a strong commitment to your professional development
  • A supportive and knowledgeable governing body

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 Ernest Cookson School

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 11
School size
65 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
0151 363 3131

Arranging a visit to Ernest Cookson School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email helen.stewart@ernestcookson.co.uk.

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