49 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    9 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Group 3 – L15 (£66,628) - L 21 (£76,430) (starting point subject to experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The governors, staff and children of St Elphin’s CE School are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher to continue our vision of providing exceptional standards of primary education in our caring Christian environment.

Working with staff and governors the new school leader will be passionate and highly motivated to deliver our robust strategy of continuous improvement in teaching, learning and wellbeing in our ambitious and inclusive church school.

We are looking for a headteacher who has:

A passionate commitment to develop children’s learning, setting high expectations for everyone to reach their true potential with an engaging curriculum.

A desire to enhance the existing strengths of the school, bringing inspirational drive and enthusiasm for continuous improvement and to further develop its Christian ethos and values.

A clear vision focusing on high standards, allowing everyone to flourish through a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences.

Significant experience as a senior leader in a primary school setting, with a proven track record of effective and supportive leadership and management.

The ability to lead, challenge, motivate and inspire, fostering collaborative working across other schools and extra-curricular links.

Excellent communication, management and interpersonal skills; highly energetic and willingness to promote a strong team spirit.

An open approach to the many school stakeholders including governors, parents/carers, church and community.

Can demonstrate effective evaluation and reporting to drive high standards of attainment across the school.

A track record in excellent safeguarding provision, welfare and wellbeing of children and staff.

What the school offers its staff

What we offer:

An extremely popular single form entry school at the heart of Warrington Town centre.

Enthusiastic, confident children who are proud of their school and love to learn.

A hardworking and dedicated staff team committed to enabling all children to achieve.

Excellent relationships with parents, our church, Diocese and the wider community.

A progressive and vibrant working environment for teaching and learning.

A rich and stimulating curriculum, enhanced with a range of extra-curricular activities, breakfast club and after school clubs including music and sport.

A proactive and encouraging governor team fully committed to providing the best opportunities, development and learning environment for our children and whole staff team.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@smceps.org

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About St Elphin's (Fairfield) CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
368 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to St Elphin's (Fairfield) CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email stelphins_finance@sch.warrington.gov.uk.

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