Moorside Community Primary School, Halifax, West Yorkshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £56,575 to £65,559
Leadership level Headteacher

Job description

We are a one-form entry primary school working hard to make continuous improvements in teaching and learning. This school has experienced a difficult period in the past but has made rapid progress and was rated a ‘good’ school by OFSTED September 2017.

We are now looking to recruit a leader who is passionate about education and is prepared to embrace a challenge – someone who will engage parents and the community in order to enhance the life chances of our pupils. We believe this represents an excellent opportunity for the right person to make an outstanding contribution to shaping the future direction of our school. Moorside is in an area of high deprivation and therefore it is essential that the candidate has enthusiasm and a commitment to improving outcomes for pupils in challenging circumstances.

The successful candidate will take the lead role in continuing our pastoral provision and in supporting inclusion. He or she will be expected to maintain our collaborative work with our partner schools and to consolidate existing positive relationships to assist our pupils in overcoming their particular barriers to learning.
We are looking for a visionary and inspirational leader who:

• Has a successful track record in leadership
• Has a sound understanding of Early Years
• Is able to identify and promote innovative teaching practices to maximise pupil outcomes
• Has the ability to translate enthusiasm into positive team dynamics and culture

Our children would like you to be:
• ‘A person who believes that every child matters and that their voice is listened to’
• ‘A person who is kind, fun and enthusiastic about children and school’
• ‘A person who respects and appreciates the school ethos – Proud to Succeed’

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged: please contact Sue Frankland, School Business Manager, on 01422 365236 to arrange a suitable time.

Please also take a look at our website: www.moorside-primary.org.uk

For an applicant pack and application form, please visit either www.calderdale.gov.uk or the school website.

Application forms should be returned via email to: recruitment@moorside.calderdale.sch.uk

Essential educational requirements

General Evidence of related CPD educational activities (including teaching and learning) in the last 2 years
NPQH/LLE/NLE is desirable

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Good honours degree in a relevant discipline

Essential skills and experience

Successful teaching experience in more than one key stage
Excellent primary practitioner able to demonstrate outstanding practice in supporting others to improve
Experience of developing a collaborative working relationship with staff, parents, governors, other schools and agencies
Experience of managing and leading whole school projects and evaluating impact on pupil achievements
Experience of formulating aims, policies and plans (such as school improvement plan) and of monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the impact of these
Experience of modelling innovative approaches to school improvement and leadership
Experience of leadership in an Ofsted (or other) inspection
Effective development of teams and leaders with impact on standards
Successful challenge of underperforming staff

Employee benefits

We are confident we have much to offer, including new facilities, balanced budget, enthusiastic pupils, supportive parents and being a member of the Valley Learning Partnership.

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 240 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Moorside Community Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@moorside.calderdale.sch.uk

School location

Keighley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8AP