31 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

Wakefield Road

Headteacher – Copley Primary School
L18 to L22
Starting Easter 2022

4 - 11 years - NOR 278 rising to 315 by Sept 2024.
Post Ref:

On the retirement of Nan Oldfield from both roles of Executive Headteacher of the Copley and New Road Federation and the Headteacher at Copley Primary School the governing body is seeking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher who can inspire all pupils and staff to fulfil their potential.

Copley Primary School works within a Federation with New Road Primary School. This role as Headteacher for Copley Primary School will work closely with the Headteacher of New Road Primary School and have full commitment to the continued success of the Federation. The two Headteachers would have the support of an Executive Headteacher for 2 days a week to lead on the strategic direction of the Federation.
The school has exciting plans for the future that requires an authentic leader of proven experience, commitment and skill. Our new Headteacher will need to have the drive for continuous improvement and high ambitions for all.
At the heart of the school's effectiveness is the determination of all staff to help pupils to become confident and resilient learners in a happy and fun environment.
Copley School moved into a brand-new building in September 2019, designed to support a growing community and provide a forward looking educational environment. The new facilities include a purpose-built science laboratory and food technology room, a double hall, sensory room and an amazing outdoor learning environment incorporating a wildlife area, pond and chicken coup.
In September 2019, Copley began an inspirational partnership with Highbury Special School in Rastrick. A satellite provision within Copley school now provides 8-10 places for pupils with complex needs, to access mainstream education with specialist support from Highbury staff.
Copley School is an Ogden Trust Science Partnership School. The school works with 4 other local schools supporting CPD for teachers in science and learning opportunities for over 900 pupils in a PHIZ lab fully resourced by the Ogden Trust.
Copley enjoys strong links with its local community of primary and secondary schools. The school also enjoys very good relationships with parents and the wider local community.

Take a look at our website: https://www.copleyprimarycalderdale.org.uk where you can get a flavour of what we're all about. The newsletter tab is a good place to start.

We are seeking to appoint a committed, strong & inspirational Headteacher who:
* Believes that children are at the centre of all that the school does.
* Will maintain and promote excellent standards of teaching & learning to build on the school's existing strengths.
* Is able to promote & drive tangible school improvement at a sustainable pace.
* Seeks to maintain the happy & caring ethos where all are valued and success is encouraged.

We offer the new Headteacher
* A supportive and engaged governing body who are passionate about the school.
* A motivated, stable & talented staff both in and out of the classroom.
* Teaching that is consistently very strong.
* Motivated pupils, whose involvement in their own learning is impressive & their behaviour excellent.
* An already well-developed and wide ranging curriculum.
* Well-developed grounds & facilities boasting excellent facilities that support teaching & learning.

A visit to the school is highly recommended
All aspects of the school's demographic are similar or above National Averages.

For an experienced leader there is the opportunity for this role to also include the role of the Federation Executive Headteacher which is currently being advertised separately.

Copley is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to enhanced DBS checks and supportive references.

For further information, to book a visit and to get an application pack please contact Nicole Turner on: admin@copley.calderdale.sch.uk
Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 24th November

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
263 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number

About Copley Primary School

Copley Primary School has a 45 PAN. The school currently has 274 children but this will rise to 315 by 2023. We moved into a brand new purpose built school in 2018. The school has outstanding facilities including extensive grounds including gardening areas for each class, a polytunnel and a hen coup. We also have a science and food technology room. We are a science partnership school for the Ogden Trust and support 5 other local schools. We also have a specialist provision for pupils with complex needs in our Highbury Hub supporting 10 pupils.

Copley has been part of a Federation with New Road Primary School since 2017. Both Headteachers work closely together and are supported by an Executive Headteacher for 2 days per week who works on the strategic leadership of the Federation. Both schools have one federated governing body.

Arranging a visit to Copley Primary School

Please contact the school on 01422 354209 or email head@copley.calderdale.sch.uk/admin@copley.calderdale.sch.uk to arrange a visit to the school.

School location

Wakefield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0TP

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