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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    4 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Oulton Primary School


Salary: L15 – L21

Start date: January 2025

Oulton Primary School is a 1.5 form entry primary school based in Leeds and we’re proud of its achievements, its ethos and reputation. With our Headteacher moving on after 7 successful years, we are now looking for the right individual with the ambition to lead us and build on our success. The school caters for children between 3 and 11 years of age. We are a thriving, happy and inclusive school and live our values...

Thinking for ourselves, Caring for each other.

Our children engage with our positive behaviour policy and our three rules: Be ready, be respectful and be safe.

The Governors are looking for a resilient, experienced, and inspirational leader who will lead the existing team and build on theprogress and achievements alreadysecured during the recent years.

The successful applicant will be committed and innovative with the capacity to both recognise and unlock the potential in each and every child, providing a nurturing and enriching primary school experience.

We arelooking for:

  • a visible, committed and experienced leader who will fulfil the vision and values of the school
  • a leader who will continue to drive innovative school improvement, building on the firm foundations already in place
  • a passionate individual who will shape our school provision to meet the needs of all our children and keep our learners happy, healthy and safe
  • a leader with the expertise to manage all staff, empowering them and developing their leadership potential

Our new Headteacher will bring:

  • innovative, strategic and empowering leadership skills with a vision that inspires and motivates others
  • the energy and creativity to drive curriculum innovation at the same time as maintaining existing practices that are working effectively
  • a commitment to embedding achievement for all pupils, including those who have Special Education Needs and to ensure their needs are met
  • high expectations of all pupils in their attainment, behaviour and attendance and the skills needed to translate these expectations into pupils achieving their full potential
  • an ability to turn challenging situations into positive outcomes
  • the ability to communicate clearly with all stakeholders, including staff, pupils, parents and the governing body
  • a demonstrable track record of developing a team to meet the high expectations required and unlocking their leadership potential

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • children who are ready, respectful and safe
  • a dedicated and hardworking staff team with a wide range of experience who are keen to build on the school’s existing strengths
  • a supportive governing body committed to enabling the ongoing success of the school with regular monitoring
  • an energetic and supportive PTA
  • a caring and inclusive ethos where everyone is valued
  • a bright, spacious and well-resourced learning environment
  • an induction process supported by the Governing Body and the Local Authority

Further details about the role

We would be happy to accept applications from all senior leadership with relevant strong and proven experience.

We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer. Please contact our School Business Manager, Mrs R Faria, on 0113 2821344 to arrange a visit on Thursday 13 June AM or Thursday 20 June PM.

You can request an application pack by emailing educ.headteacher@leeds.gov.uk or contacting Leeds City Council’s HR Schools Team on 0113 3788525.

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 2 July 2024

Shortlisting date: Thurs 4 July 2024

Assessment dates: Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Oulton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Please make sure you download the SCHOOL application form, and email completed forms to address given. Due to our stringent safeguarding policy, CVs will never be accepted. All posts are contingent on enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

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About Oulton Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
321 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0113 2821344

Oulton Primary is a recently refurbished school that boasts an attractive spacious working environment. Re-opened in June 2012, the multi-million pound, architect-designed building is fit for education in the 21st century. It includes a room for Extended Services, sensory room, pastoral base, multiple intervention rooms, spacious library, breakfast club area, purpose-built classrooms and a large sports hall.

Arranging a visit to Oulton Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rita.faria@oulton.leeds.sch.uk.

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