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  • Start date details

    January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

  • Closing date

    6 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 September 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

£55,338 - £63,508

Pay scale

L12 - L18

Headteacher job summary


Stansfield Hall Church of England / Free Church School

Todmorden Road,


OL15 9PR

Number on roll 119

Start date: January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

Group: 1

Salary: ISR Range 12 -18 (£55,338 - £63,508)

Our successful and well-respected Head Teacher is starting a new adventure and we are looking for an energetic, passionate and inspirational person to take over leadership of our school.

We are a small semi-rural Voluntary Controlled Church of England / Methodist Church Primary School with 119 pupils currently on roll, serving the immediate and wider community.

At the last inspections we were judged good by both Ofsted and SIAMS, therefore we are looking for a committed leader who will build on this and continue to move the school forward on its journey of improvement.

The successful candidate will continue to raise the quality of teaching and learning whilst maintaining and developing the nurturing environment, that the school has become well known for, that puts our children’s wellbeing and safety at the heart of everything we do.

We are very proud of our hard-working, dedicated staff and our harmonious school community. We are looking for a supportive, caring person who will work with them and the governing board to:

  • Continue to make learning a happy and positive experience for every child
  • Strive to ensure that both pupils and staff have high aspirations for achievement
  • Be a positive role model, with the creative ability to motivate children and staff, inspiring all to reach their full potential
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership and people management skills with the ability to further encourage and develop all staff
  • Ensure the delivery of a high quality, exciting curriculum across our changing mixed age classes
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with all stakeholders
  • Manage the resources available to achieve best value for money and pupil outcomes

As a Church of England / Methodist Church school, it is imperative that you share our vision, values and distinctively Christian nature and ethos of the school. However, it is not a requirement for applicants to be practicing Christians. Additionally, we actively value diversity and are an inclusive school, welcoming to everyone.

In return, we will offer you:

  • A warm, friendly and supportive community
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic staff
  • A very supportive governing board

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01706 378 273 to arrange a visit.

To apply for this position please download the application form and supporting documentation and send completed applications to head.recruitment@rochdale.gov.uk by 12.00 noon on Thursday 6th October 2022.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 6th October 2022

Shortlisting: Friday 14th October 2022

Interview day 1: Wednesday 19th October at the school

Interview day 2: Thursday 20th October at St James Church, Littleborough, OL15 9NW

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring and background check.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and service users and provide advice in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement of this post.

Applicants are advised that by applying for this position they are declaring that they are not subject to any immigration controls or restrictions that prohibit them undertaking work in the UK, and that they are able to provide proof of their Right to Work in the UK if they are invited to attend an interview.

The school will carry out an online search as part of their due-diligence for all shortlisted candidates in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 (para 220).

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About Stansfield Hall Church of England / Methodist Church Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Methodist, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
120 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Stansfield Hall is a small semi-rural school serving not only the immediate vicinity but also the wider community. We have strong links with the Methodist Church and our local Church of England Church St. James, Calderbrook.

The staff team, supported by the governing body, work tirelessly to provide the very best opportunities for all our pupils.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Arranging a visit to Stansfield Hall Church of England / Methodist Church Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head.recruitment@rochdale.gov.uk.

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