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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£71,019 - £82,258

Pay scale

Salary Range: Group 3 L18-24

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors would like someone who:

  • Is committed to maintaining a strong, positive, empowering ethos and vision;
  • Will ensure that all children at Hopwood reach their full potential with an enjoyable and enriching curriculum and environment;
  • Has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and strives to build positive working relationships with staff, families, and the wider community;
  • Has experience of effective and efficient use of resources and finances;
  • Will support and build on the expertise of our dedicated and committed team, to secure excellence in teaching and learning, and continuous improvement throughout all key stages.

The Staff would like someone who:

  • Will deliver exceptional standards;
  • Is committed to and will invest in staff development;
  • Is approachable, visible, caring and has integrity;
  • Is committed to the collective endeavour of the Hopwood team.

The children would like someone who is:

  • Caring
  • Hard working
  • Responsible
  • Kind
  • Respectful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Makes good decisions
  • Good listener
  • Values our safety

What the school offers its staff

The school’s vision and other information, can be found on the school’s website.

We warmly invite all candidates to visit our school to find out if we are the right school for you. Visits can be arranged with Mrs Lee (School Business Manager) by contacting the school office on 01706 360494. These will take place on 25th and 27th of March 2024.

Further details about the role

Closing date: Sunday 14th April 2024 (12.00 midnight)

Shortlisting: Thursday 18th April 2024

Interviews: Thursday 25th April and Friday 26th April 2024

To apply for this position, please download the application form and supporting documentation. Completed applications forms must be returned by 12 midnight on Sunday 14th April 2024 to head.recruitment@rochdale.gov.uk - applications should outline your personal philosophy of leadership and learning, how you meet the person specification and how this matches with the context, vision and values of the school.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring and background check.

Applicants are advised that by applying for this position they are declaring that they are not subject to any immigration controls or restrictions that prohibit them undertaking work in the UK, and that they are able to provide proof of their Right to Work in the UK if they are invited to attend an interview.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and service users and provide advice in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement of this post.

The school will carry out an online search as part of their due-diligence for all shortlisted candidates in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.

Applicants are informed that if appointed to this post their contract of employment will be with the school governing board who is the employer, and not Rochdale Council.

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 Hopwood Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
421 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01706 360494

“The school and governors are unyielding in their pursuit of excellence.” Ofsted January 2024

Due to the retirement of our long-serving and highly regarded Headteacher, the Governors are seeking to appoint a driven, enthusiastic and caring Headteacher, who will build upon our many strengths and continue to develop this very successful school.

Hopwood Primary School is an outstanding, happy, oversubscribed school with high standards and a relentless determination to provide the very best for all.

At Hopwood:
• Teaching is of a high standard;
• Pupil achievement is significantly high;
• Pupil behaviour is excellent;
• Governors and families are supportive.

Arranging a visit to Hopwood Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@hopwood.rochdale.sch.uk.

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