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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: full time

Contract type

Fixed term - 3 month FTC

Full-time equivalent salary

L6 – L9 £53,380 - £57,482 – Pay Award Pending

Pay scale

L6 – L9 £53,380 - £57,482 – Pay Award Pending

What skills and experience we're looking for

Hallwood Park Primary School is a small and friendly primary school with our own nursery, situated on a large site in a peaceful corner of the Hallwood Park Estate in Runcorn. We aim to create a nurturing school community, where children excel in their achievements and are inspired to continue learning in the future.

We are seeking an inspirational Headteacher with a strong personal commitment to education and can demonstrate a track record of delivering excellent educational outcomes for students. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong teamworking skills - both at school level and at Trust level.

The successful headteacher will have:

  • Proven track record of exceptional leadership in a Primary school environment
  • Passion for creating a caring, positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion

Our dedication to striving for greatness is reflected in our rigorous academic programs, passionate educators, and a culture of continuous improvement. We encourage our students to dream big, set ambitious goals, and push the boundaries of what they can achieve. With the right guidance and a growth mindset, there's no limit to what our students can accomplish.

What the school offers its staff

Shaw Education Trust are a thriving mix of diverse and growing schools including Primary, Secondary and Special Schools all working together to improve the lives of young people in our communities. We are sponsored by Shaw Trust a charity organisation that focuses on transforming lives. Our schools span from Birmingham to Bury, meaning that we can support students from all walks of life, no matter their background or socioeconomic status. In doing this, we can help ensure all children are able to access a high standard of education, with all being treated equally.

We are sponsored by Shaw Trust a charity organisation that focuses on transforming lives. We’re a growing group of dynamically awesome academies providing education to children of all ages and abilities. Staff across our team of schools are dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be successful, whatever their starting point in life.

We believe that everyone has the potential to be extraordinary! To this end, our growing number of primary schools within the trust tirelessly pursue excellence through research-based collaboration and innovation. Our developing, Trust-wide, 3D Primary curriculum and pioneering Digital Strategy is designed to create inspirational, energetic and immersive learning experiences. These enable every child to flourish within a caring, stimulating and purposeful atmosphere; fully prepared for their next stage of life and learning.

We know that at primary school, the quality of teaching affects both children’s social behaviour and intellectual development. This age and stage of learning has a more powerful impact on children’s academic progress than any other educational sector. Home too has a vital part to play! - Recognised through extensive research, it is the importance of early experiences and the powerful combination of home, pre-school and primary school partnerships that set the foundations enabling our amazing children and pupils to succeed.

Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

Colleagues within the Trust benefit from:

  • Access to a full range of courses both in-house and professionally accredited. These courses include all of the National Professional Qualifications – NPQH, NPQSL, NPQEYL, NPQLL, NPQLT, NPQLTD, NPQLBC are all delivered by the Shaw Education Trust as a delivery partner for Ambition Institute. In addition, we provide access to the NPQEL for Executive Leaders.
  • Experienced leadership and subject-specific support.
  • Guidance from former HMIs and serving Ofsted Inspectors within the Trust.
  • Access to the Trust’s Institute of Education and SCITT.
  • Opportunities to work with different schools within the Trust as a Professional Advocate.
  • Participating in peer reviews.
  • Access to a suite of online courses.
  • Placement projects within our family of schools.

We know our people are the key to our success and so we’re committed to ensuring the employment experience at Shaw Education Trust is a rewarding one.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:•protecting children from maltreatment;•preventingimpairmentofchildren’smentalandphysicalhealthordevelopment;•ensuringthatchildrengrowupincircumstancesconsistentwiththeprovisionof safe and effective care; and• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Shaw Education Trust recognises that in order to keep pupils safe, leaders must create where pupils and staff are able to speak freely and share any concerns they have. There must be mechanisms in place to ensure pupils of all ages and abilities are able to communicate their views

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About The Shaw Education Trust

Multi-academy trust

We place high achievement at the heart of everything we do. We are determined that no individual has their opportunities limited by their background, or by their ability. We are focused on harnessing the power of people to affect positive change for our children and young adults. We work closely with children, leaders, teachers and support teams, to create their individual best futures: one size fits one. Education should be an exciting space, buzzing with vibrancy, dynamism and unlimited potential. Innovation and entrepreneurialism fuel our passion, enabling creativity and re-conceptualisation to be agilely applied to context and circumstance. We love a pirate!

Far too often education becomes competitive; combative and driven by perverse incentives. At Shaw Education Trust we do not believe it should be that way, we know that great strength comes from co-operation and working together. An excellent education, in a supportive environment, is what every student attending one of our academies will experience. Central to this is the support we provide to our staff teams, this enables them to continually develop their knowledge, practice and expertise. By offering high quality training and research-based opportunities our colleagues are well motivated, highly valued, and incredibly driven professionals. We are proud of them!

Our learning community is further enhanced by ensuring that we have a mix of academies (primary, secondary and specialist) within our Trust; all with an equal voice. This allows us to create a conglomerate of folk with a wide range of valuable experience and knowledge, thereby ensuring rich collaborative opportunities across our Trust, alongside a cadre of proven impact.

We value and enjoy the privilege of every day we have with our children and young adults; they are precious cargo. We recognise that our academies are just one step in their educational and life journey. We take seriously the responsibility to ensure all are equipped to take their right next step. Accordingly we offer a range of support to address life beyond school, develop students' independence, prepare for university, apprenticeships, or the world of work. The only thing that counts is our learners’ success.

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