This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership Scale: GBP £86,061 - £99,681 (L30 - L36)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Headteacher. The vacancy has arisen due to the current Headteacher moving to the role of CEO of Hollingworth Learning Trust.

Hollingworth is a highly inclusive school with a vision to be ‘World Class’. We have a talented and highly committed staff, supportive governors and amazing pupils. Our new building, which we have extended, has excellent facilities and the Multi Academy Trust we established consistently ensures excellent financial management and strong HR practice.

The school has worked hard, over the last 10 years, to secure consistently excellent outcomes for our pupils and has been designated a National Support School. We were also proud to be designated a National Teaching School from 2016 to 2021, which reflects our strong commitment and practice in teacher and leadership development.

We are excited to appoint a new Headteacher who will lead us on the next stage of our improvement journey.

The successful candidate will be someone who is:

A highly experienced senior leader, with the vision to identify the next steps on our improvement journey and the energy, drive and skills to lead and realise this.

An outstanding role model who is relentlessly committed to improving the lives of the pupils in their care.

Absolutely committed to the practice of improving social mobility, inclusion and a passionate advocate of high quality comprehensive education.

An inspirational leader able to engage and motivate all stakeholders.

Able to secure the highest educational standards whilst ensuring a culture and practice of care, wellbeing and support for our staff and pupils.

We will offer the successful candidate an amazing school to lead, significant support and opportunities for professional development.

The governors expect our pupils and staff to be challenged, motivated, respected, celebrated and most of all, inspired under the leadership of our new Headteacher in our pursuit of providing a ‘World Class‘ education. If this challenge excites you, we would love to talk to you about the prospect of becoming our new Headteacher.

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to visit the school and opportunities to do this will be available in October 2021. To enquire about visits and make an appointment, in the first instance please email Mrs M Smith, PA to the Headteacher on

Start date : September 2022

Salary : Group 7, L30 – L36

Closing date : 9.00am on Monday 18th October 2021

Interviews : w/c 1st November 2021

On our website and within the application pack, you will find a range of documents that tell you more about the role and who we are looking for.

To apply for this position please download the application form and supporting documentation and send completed applications to: by the closing date.

Hollingworth Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification, they will also be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure and all other pre-employment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We follow a strict pre-employment process in line with Safer Recruitment / Keeping Children Safe in Education. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1332 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About Hollingworth Academy

Hollingworth Academy is now one of two schools in the recently formed Hollingworth Learning Trust, along with Newhouse Academy. Hollingworth Learning Trust’s core purpose is to make a positive difference to the lives of its children. Its role as a sponsor of both schools is to provide the support, challenge, expertise and resources necessary to significantly improve the provision for education.

Every school Hollingworth Learning Trust works with is on a journey towards becoming 'World Class'. Our Trust exists to support school improvement and share innovation in order to raise standards, improve provision and unlock potential.

Hollingworth Academy is a consistently high achieving and successful school. We are proud to have received, on numerous occasions, national recognition for the high level of academic progress made by our pupils and are equally delighted to have been recognised as one of only a handful of secondary schools nationally to achieve ‘Flagship’ status by Inclusion Quality Mark.

We have amazing pupils! We have the highest expectations of them in terms of their academic achievement and behaviour; we expect them to learn and conduct themselves with respect, responsibility and resilience. They are a pleasure to work with.

We are delighted to have fantastic facilities, great staff and wonderful pupils!

Arranging a visit to Hollingworth Academy

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to visit the school and opportunities to do this will be available in October 2021. To enquire about visits and make an appointment, in the first instance please email Mrs M Smith, PA to the Headteacher on

School location

Cornfield Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3DR

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