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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 April 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

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you thrive on building upon a strong foundation and inspiring others?

Our school, is a vibrant and family-friendly school with a strong sense of community and established values, seeks an inspiring leader to join our team. Due to the well-deserved retirement of our current Headteacher, the children, staff and governors are seeking a new leader to further enrich our exceptional school culture.

Enhancing a Thriving Community:

  • You are a visionary leader who can embrace and expand upon our school's existing values ,fostering a caring environment where the welfare of children and staff is central.
  • You are a visible, positive, and approachable presence, committed to building a strong sense of collaboration throughout the school community.
  • You are passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive space where all children feel valued and empowered to learn.

Building on Success and Driving Innovation:

  • You are a data-driven leader who uses information to refine and elevate existing programs, ensuring all students reach their full potential.
  • You are passionate about creating a learning environment that empowers every student to excel, fostering a love of learning and a growth mindset.
  • You possess the energy and creativity to drive innovation while also recognizing the value of existing successful practices.

Championing Every Learner:

  • You have a clear commitment to including and championing our Pupil Premium, SEND, and EAL students.
  • You are passionate about ensuring all students, regardless of background or circumstance, have the opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • You possess a strong understanding of strategies to support these student groups and are committed to closing the achievement gap.

Leading by Example:

  • You are a strong communicator and relationship builder who can connect with staff, students, and families to foster a collaborative, supportive, and motivating environment.
  • You can clearly communicate a compelling vision and direction for the school, leading by example and fostering a sense of shared responsibility.
  • You are a passionate advocate for children's education and a role model for the values you hold dear.

What the school offers its staff

About Our School

Situated just 5 minutes' drive from the M60, and a 30-minute bus ride from Manchester city centre, Moston Lane Primary School is proud to serve the diverse communities of Moston and surrounding areas. Our school building is set within a generous site. Children benefit from plenty of outdoor space, well-sized classrooms, and dedicated spaces for small group support.

Ofsted Rating: Good

We were last inspected by Ofsted in September 2022 and maintained our "good" rating. Since then, our external outcome measures have continued to improve as we strive to develop our curriculum and provision for pupils (ofsted.gov.uk).

Further details about the role

Ready to lead a thriving school community? Discover more.

Tours: Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 10:30am & Thursday 2nd May 2024 at 13:00pm

Application deadline: Monday 13th May 2024 at 09:00am (references will be requested on this date)

Shortlisting: Thursday 16th May 2024

Selection days: Thursday 23rd May 2024 & Friday 24th May 2024 (not all candidates will be required to attend day 2)

Start date: September 1st 2024

To book a place on our tour, please contact Louise Rolfe, Admin Manager & PA to Head; l.rofle@mostonlane.manchester.sch.uk

To Apply please submit your application form outlining your vision for further enriching Moston Lane's strong values and culture (covering letters/personal statements should be no more than 2 sides of A4)

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 Moston Lane Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
472 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 205 3864

At Moston Lane, our goal is to ensure that everyone achieves their very best, learning together feeling happy, safe and secure. We promote and celebrate a love of learning, high aspirations and standards. Everyone is valued as an individual and encouraged to be the best they can be in all their endeavours.

Arranging a visit to Moston Lane Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.rolfe@mostonlane.manchester.sch.uk.

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