40 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    30 August 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 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: Full-Time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L8-L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

Styal Primary School is a small primary school and an intrinsic part of the Styal village community. Our school is welcoming and friendly. It continues to be rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (9th November 2023).

The Governing Board at Styal Primary welcome you to consider this wonderful opportunity to become our next Headteacher. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the right person. We are a passionate team seeking to recruit an inspirational headteacher to help us maintain and further develop our ethos of “Valuing the Individual to Believe and Achieve”.

The school prides itself on its nurturing approach. It is a small school where its children are seen as individuals. We see everyone as part of our Styal family. All children and their families are valued, and everyone is seen as part of the school community.

Our staff are ambitious and committed to ensuring all children reach their full potential. We know the children’s strengths, their areas to improve and how to get there! We want children to thrive and excel with their learning, believing in themselves to enable them to achieve. From small acorns grow mighty oaks.

We are looking for a leader who can:

  • Provide strong strategic leadership to drive school improvement, whilst respecting and nurturing the existing talent of our experienced teaching staff.
  • Use their vision and experience to strive for excellence and build upon the school’s solid foundations.
  • Be financially astute and appreciate the importance of marketing for a small rural school.
  • Have a track record of achievement which demonstrates positive impact and improved outcomes for pupils.
  • Demonstrate a strong leadership experience which will enable our continuing upward trends in attainment.
  • Communicate, develop, and immerse themselves into our school and wider community. Be able to think strategically, ensuring sound governance, effective management of the budget and accept internal and external accountability.

What the school offers its staff


  • A positive working environment, supported by committed staff and enthusiastic pupils.
  • A valuable opportunity to be part of the local school cluster of primary schools and Wilmslow High School which provide curriculum and leadership support and training opportunities.
  • A well-balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on the creative subjects.
  • Regular supervision and support to ensure your well-being is prioritised.
  • A committed and supportive Governing Board.
  • A supportive Parent Teacher Association (Friends of Styal).

Commitment to safeguarding

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

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check. As the post will involve regulated activity with children, it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are included on the children’s barred list held by the DBS. Other safer recruitment checks including an on-line check for shortlisted candidates will be undertaken.

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 schoolgovernanceeast@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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About Styal Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01625 917280

Styal Primary School boasts a unique situation, it is nestled within the grounds of Quarry Bank Mill – a National Trust setting. This comes with great advantages to the school, with access to the educational facilities, and of course to the picturesque woodlands and grounds which surround the school. Our school is situated in Styal village, a picturesque village between Wilmslow and Manchester Airport.

There are currently 109 children at our school, taught in mixed age classes.

Arranging a visit to Styal Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@styal.cheshire.sch.uk.

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