11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L10 to L17

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thelwall Community Junior school is in a suburb of Warrington, providing strong education in a nurturing environment that focuses on the ‘whole child’. The Governing Body is looking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious, and forward-thinking individual who has the ability and desire to take our school forward on the next phase of its journey. We are a friendly, vibrant and nurturing community, with pupils and staff who are enthusiastic and proud to be here.

The Headteacher role requires flexibility with good organisation and management skills. The candidate must be self-motivated, and be able to address the needs of our school.

We are seeking a Headteacher who can lead and inspire and shape the strategic direction of the school. You will be able to work collaboratively with our governance team and other important stakeholder groups including parents and our local feeder school. Our Governing Body will support you and are a regular presence in the school. You will have developed strong leadership skills in a primary setting and be ready to enjoy and embrace the successes and challenges of headship, knowing you will have a great team of people there alongside you.

The successful candidate will:

  • have solid experience in a senior leading role within a relevant setting
  • be able to articulate their understanding of up to date, evidence-based practice across the Primary key stages and how they will underpin our school
  • have a track record of improving academic outcomes at Key Stage 2
  • know how to employ a range of evidence, including performance data, to support, monitor, evaluate and improve aspects of school life
  • have a good understanding of children’s mental health and how positive experiences can influence children’s wellbeing using a holistic approach
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to develop and support staff
  • have a successful record of multi-agency working
  • be an excellent and dynamic communicator with the ability to build effective relationships with all stakeholders
  • be able to explain the principles of strategic financial planning, budgetary management and principles of best value.

Thelwall Community Junior school are committed to safeguarding. Therefore, all employees must have the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of our children and young people.

All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding checks appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service.

This post involves working with children and young people considered to be at risk and therefore is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Salary Points: L10 – L17 (£58,959 - £69,970)

Application Pack available from: Thelwall Community Junior School - Vacancies (thelwalljuniorschool.org.uk)

Please see school website under vacancies.


Please return applications to: recruitment@warrington.gov.uk

Please contact the School Business Manager to arrange a visit to the school.

Closing Date: 3rd July 2024 @ 5pm

Interview Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2024

School Group: Size 2

Number on roll: 160

Published Admissions Number: 180

Pupil Admissions Number: 45

What the school offers its staff

Our excellent staff teams, creative curriculum, successful holistic approach to personal development and after school clubs and events all play their part in helping us strive to make sure that Thelwall Junior school provides a lasting memory and a good education for the children it serves.

We are very proud of our school. It is a happy place for learning, full of eager and enthusiastic children. It is warm and welcoming to all and prides itself on the positive relationships that exist between children, families, staff and governors.

Commitment to safeguarding

All appropriate safeguarding and attendance at work checks will be requested. Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be asked to produce original certificates for all education qualifications stated in the application form prior to the appointment being confirmed. References will be required and the appointment will be made subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Further information is available from www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs. It would greatly assist this process if you were able to supply e-mail addresses for all referees.

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@warrington.gov.uk

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About Thelwall Community Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
172 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

helwall Junior School has a deeply caring and totally committed staff who take pride in perpetuating the best values associated with education. We are an inclusive school and welcome pupils irrespective of race, religion or cultural beliefs. We are very conscious that each child goes through the junior stage of schooling only once and so we aim to ensure that every pupil works to the full extent of his or her mental and physical ability whilst attending this school. We believe that the full potential of each pupil is best realised by working within a well disciplined and clearly structured framework and in a calm, happy atmosphere free from distraction or stress.

The school aims to promote an atmosphere of enjoyment, security and confidence within which effective learning will take place and children will be helped to become independent, responsible and respectful members of our school and wider communities. We strive to provide pupils with essential skills for life, such as communication, enquiry and problem solving, creative thinking, working with others, empathy and social skills.

We pride ourselves on our pupils’ academic achievements. Most pupils make good progress throughout the school and over the last five years, the performance of Year 6 pupils in national tests has been above average. We are also proud of our reputation for providing a wide range of extra curricular activities involving creative and sporting experiences. We want our pupils to participate in a rich and varied school life with excellence, enjoyment and interest.

Every school has its own ethos - that particular quality which, although difficult to define, permeates the corporate life of the school. Staff and Governors firmly believe that ‘Every Child Matters’ and that each child deserves an equal opportunity to succeed whilst being a pupil at this school.

Arranging a visit to Thelwall Community Junior School

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

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