Headteacher (possibility of school improvement work across the Trust for an exceptional candidate)

Overthorpe CofE Academy, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 0BH

33 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    20 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 July 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



L17 – L21 (£62570-£69031) (up to L24 (£74295) for an exceptional candidate)

Headteacher (possibility of school improvement work across the Trust for an exceptional candidate) 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 January 2023 following the promotion of our current Headteacher.

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

Applying for the job

For a discussion about the role, and an Application Form please contact Mark Randall, CEO of Enhance Academy Trust mark.randall@enhanceacad.org.uk

Completed applications should be returned to the same address.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Overthorpe CofE Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
289 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

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact our Headteacher, Matt Birkett on 01924 325300 or matthew.birkett@overthorpecofe.co.uk to arrange a convenient time.

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