42 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    1 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 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


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of Hindley Junior and Infant School are seeking to appoint an inspirational, visionary and enthusiastic Headteacher to lead our successful school into its next chapter.

Currently graded Good by Ofsted the school has the capacity to become Outstanding. Our shared ethos underpins our commitment to nurture the next generation of pupils in our school, regardless of ability or background.

We are seeking to recruit a Headteacher who:

  • Can lead, inspire and empower and motivate children and staff.
  • Is a natural communicator able to build on our well-developed partnerships with our children, staff, parents, wider community and other local schools and professional agencies.
  • Has proven successful leadership experience across the primary phase at senior management level.
  • Can cultivate a nurturing environment, promote exciting and creative teaching and learning and encourage high standards of individual achievement.
  • Will develop our culture where every child develops a love of learning

Our children would like a Headteacher who:

  • Is a kind person.
  • Is honest with everyone.
  • Is a problem solver.
  • Can be organised.
  • Loves our school and wants to make a positive difference.
  • Communicates with the staff and children to get to know them personally.
  • Is supportive by always making sure we are happy and by celebrating our successes.
  • Respects us and the school environment.
  • Is a role model by following our golden rules and positive characteristics.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • An exciting opportunity to lead and further develop our successful school
  • Enthusiastic children who are keen to learn and achieve to high standards.
  • A team of staff dedicated to providing the very best opportunities for our children.
  • A supportive, committed and challenging Governing Body.
  • A strong working partnership with the Local Authority and school consortia

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged. Please contact Michelle Foster, Clerk to the Selection Panel at Michelle.Foster@wigan.gov.uk to make arrangements.

Application packs are available on the school website and returnable by e-mail to Michelle.Foster@wigan.gov.uk or by post to Mrs Michelle Foster, Clerk to Governors, Governor Services, Wigan Council, 2nd Floor, Wigan Life Centre South, Wigan WN1 1NJ. Tel: 01942 486090.

Closing date: 2nd September 2024 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: 5th September 2024

Interviews: 11th and 12th September 2024

The Governors and staff at Hindley J&I are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The post will be subject to the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulation and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Enhanced checks through Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required for this post.

Online searches may also be undertaken for shortlisted candidates.

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 michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Hindley Junior and Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
203 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Arranging a visit to Hindley Junior and Infant School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk.

School location

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