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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 March 2023 at 2:11pm

  • Date listed

    26 July 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L15 – L21 (£59581-£69031) (up to L24 (£74295) for an exceptional candidate)

Headteacher (possibility of school improvement work across the Trust) job summary

Overthorpe is more than a school – we are the heart of the community.In our family, we nurture the courage, and skills, to fly higher than the flock, whilst always providing a nest to come home to.

Overthorpe CofE Academy, part of Enhance Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Headteacher from September 2023.

Overthorpe is a thriving school situated in Dewsbury, close to Wakefield and Huddersfield. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and talented leader to work with a very special community of children, staff and parents continuing to lead them on their journey to excellence.

We are looking for a Headteacher who is:

  • An outstanding primary practitioner
  • A dedicated and inspirational leader who is a team player with high expectations and proven track record of developing the curriculum and raising outcomes
  • Well-motivated, innovative, able to inspire and support others to deliver the highest standards
  • Someone who displays excellent leadership skills and can develop leadership skills in others
  • Someone who can build strong relationships
  • Passionate about making a difference for every child
  • Committed to supporting the ethos and philosophy of a Christian school in the tradition of the Church of England
  • Committed to working with parents, the community and the Trust to achieve the very best for all our pupils

In return, we can offer you:

  • A warm, welcoming, inclusive school with a friendly, dedicated and talented team of caring and highly motivated staff
  • A community of children, staff and governors with high aspirations and a real thirst for learning and success
  • Opportunities to develop professionally and grow in your role as a leader
  • A genuine opportunity to lead and make a difference
  • A school rooted firmly in our local community
  • Strong support from parents, governors and the Trust
  • The opportunity to work as part of a dynamic group of schools across Enhance Academy Trust

There may be an opportunity for an exceptional and experienced candidate to support school improvement across the wider Trust.

Overthorpe CofE Academy has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all.

To find out more about the school and Trust please visit our websites at: www.overthorpecofe.co.uk and www.enhanceacad.org.uk

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About Overthorpe CofE Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
267 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Overthorpe is a thriving school situated in Dewsbury, close to Wakefield and Huddersfield.

Arranging a visit to Overthorpe CofE Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mark.randall@enhanceacad.org.uk.

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