Shelley First School, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8HU

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  • Expected start date

    22 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 January 2022 at 11am

  • Date listed

    15 December 2021

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



L13 to L18

Headteacher job summary

We are looking for a new Headteacher to lead our Outstanding First School. We are part of The Mast Academy Trust whose values are rooted in collaboration and child centred decision making. The appointed person will receive significant support from the Trust and will work as part of a team of Headteachers who all share the same beliefs and work towards a common goal. We also have an ambitious and committed Governing Body who are ready to work with the new Headteacher to ensure Shelley First School is the school of choice. We are looking for someone with ambition and drive; resilience and emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire and motivate our people. You will need to have experience at senior leadership level, and most importantly a commitment to ensuring children are the heart of every decision. In return we can offer you: · The opportunity to work with fantastic pupils who are eager to learn. · Committed staff and a strong and supportive Governing Body. · Support from experienced Headteachers and a committed and professional trust board. · A commitment to professional development opportunities. We warmly welcome visits to the school and would be happy to discuss the post further with candidates who may be interested in applying. More information can be found in our Application Pack. The Mast Academy Trust’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements, where the role allows. We are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff. We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.
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About Shelley First School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 10
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
193 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 10

Shelley First School is a small, village Primary school set within a semi-rural part of Huddersfield. There are currently 194 pupils on roll, divided into 7 classes some of which are mixed.

Shelley First School is a vibrant and happy school, supported by a wonderful school community. Our motto ‘together we succeed’ truly reflects our philosophy and successes.
We ask all of the community to adhere to our ethical code:
• Care, fairness & respect
• No barriers to learning
• Celebration and joy in all achievements

We are a member of the ‘Mast Academy Trust’, comprising Scissett Middle School, Birdsedge First School and Kirkburton Middle School. We are also a part of the very successful three-tier Shelley Pyramid of schools. Most pupils come to us from the surrounding village of Shelley and then transfer to Kirkburton Middle School at the end of Year 5. Close links exist at all levels between schools throughout the pyramid, ensuring continuity, progression and effective transfer between phases.

Arranging a visit to Shelley First School

If you would like an informal discussion with regards to the role prior to applying please contact Mrs M Humphreys by email, mhumphreys@themast.co.uk , to arrange an appointment with the CEO.
Visits are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Shelley First School on T:01484 604484 and asking to speak to Mrs R Clarkson.

Please be aware that the school will close from Monday 20th December 2021 until Tuesday 4th January 2022, any queries will be dealt with on return to school. In the meantime we encourage you to visit the school and trust websites; www.shelleyfirstschool.co.uk and www.themast.co.uk respectively.

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