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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£72,283 - £83,126*

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Old Park is an inclusive, nurturing school that puts children at the centre of all it does. The school is at the heart of the community and is known for innovation, creativity, and music.

The governors and school community are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who can embrace the school’s ethos and lead it in its next stage of development. This is an exciting opportunity to become Headteacher of an innovative, creative and aspirational school with a healthy, well-balanced budget and well-established and respected school-to-school support links across the Local Authority and beyond.

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will join a highly skilled and loyal team of staff, including working with our In Harmony musicians, all of which are incredibly proud of the school and what it has to offer.

They will also be supported by a strong governing body who want to ensure the very best for Old Park Primary School & Nursery.

Further details about the role

Potential candidates are invited to visit the school on the following dates.

Please contact the school on 01952 387250 to make an appointment.

  • Thursday 12th January – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday 17th January – 9:30am to 12noon
  • Thursday 19th January – 1:30pm to 4:30pm

If these dates are unsuitable, please contact the school to arrange an alternative date.

Please see the Headteacher Candidate Pack for further information.

Application form and written statement to be returned to:

Shirley Thompson – School Governance Officer, Education Achievement and Enrichment, Education and Skills, Telford & Wrekin Council, 6A Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford TF3 4JA

or email: Shirley.thompson@telford.gov.uk

Interview Dates: Tuesday 14th February 2023 and Wednesday 15 February 2023 (please note you may be required to attend both days)

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to Safeguarding and follow the Safer Recruitment practices as set out in the Statutory Guidance - Keeping Children Safe in Education. We are also committed to Equality and Diversity.

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About Old Park Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
653 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01952 387250

Old Park Primary School and Nursery is a large school in the centre of Telford catering for children aged 2 to 11.
There are 560 places in school and 120 places in nursery. We have a fabulous building and site which includes 22 classrooms, separate sports and dining halls, an inclusion base, computer suite, community room, extensive playground areas, two fields, a meadow, garden and forest area. There is also a special needs HUB linked to Haughton Special School.

At Old Park we want to make a difference to the lives of our young people and help them to develop the skills to be healthy, independent adults who respect, value and contribute to the wider community.

We work hard to create a safe, caring and happy learning environment so that children are confident to take risks and comfortable in being challenged. We want learning to be enjoyable and fun so that our young people develop confidence, high self-esteem and a thirst for knowledge so that they grow into life-long learners.

Music is the heartbeat of Old Park and our In Harmony programme ensures that all children have access to high-quality music making both as part of the curriculum and through extra-curricular clubs. Children from Y2 to Y6 learn an instrument and play in one of our 6 orchestras. Opportunities to join in with our music continues even when children move to secondary school through our Nucleo orchestra.

Our staff go the extra mile to make learning inspiring, engaging and memorable by offering many different exciting and creative opportunities where children are encouraged to work together, collaborate and support each other. This is enhanced by unique large-scale projects, visitors/visitors and a range of extra-curricular activities, including a wide range of sports.

Wrap around care and holiday clubs are available all year round.

We are an inclusive school and provide learning opportunities for all children, whatever their needs. We embrace and value cultural diversity and reject intolerance in any form. We have high expectations for everyone involved in our school - together we Dream, Believe, Achieve

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