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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Teacher working hours

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£66,628 - £77,195

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 15 - 21

What skills and experience we're looking for

Role: Headteacher

Location: Thorp Primary School, Westerdale Drive, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5TY

Hours: Full time

Salary: Leadership Scale 15 – 21 (£66,628 - £77,195)– the starting salary will be determined on appointment subject to experience)

Employment type: Permanent

Start Date: September 2024

Do you have the skills and attributes to be a strategic leader in our fantastic School and can lead us on the next phase of our development?

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher who can create an aspirational, collaborative and inclusive culture and who has the skills, expertise and passion to enthuse our young people and lead our staff to achieve consistently high standards. There is so much to achieve in an ever-changing education landscape. You will benefit from working with a supportive Trust and an excellent team of committed and skilled teachers and leaders.

You will have an apparent track record of successful school leadership and of leading change and improvement. You may be a senior or experienced middle leader ready for the next step in your career, or an experienced Headteacher looking for a new challenge. Either way, you will believe in power and moral purpose of education and insist on the highest standards. Your ability to establish relationships with the broadest range of individuals and organisation’s will be critical to your success.

At the core of this is our aspiration for young people and our focus on developing character and resilience in our students so that they can live successful and fulfilling lives.

What the school offers its staff

Thorp Primary School is a popular, one form entry, co-educational 3-11 school which has recently been rated by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ School, committed to excellence. We are part of a cohesive Trust of three schools with capacity and ambition to grow in the near future. We are committed to career long staff development and if you join our team, you will be based in a friendly and supportive school with an excellent quality building, providing access to the latest resources to facilitate learning.

As well as offering you a competitive salary with employer contributions to the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme, we also provide free on-site parking, a cycle to work scheme and a range of well-being and workload support, including access to employee counselling. Located to the east of Manchester, we are easily accessible through local and regional transport links.

Further details about the role

Have you got the desire, experience and ambition to join our Team? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you. Informal enquiries are welcome by contacting our HR Manager, Mrs Whitworth on 0161 785 5979 or you can emailrecruitment@theoaktrust.org.uk. An application form and further details are available on our trust website The Oak Trust - Current Vacancies. Completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@theoaktrust.org.uk or posted to Mrs L Whitworth, The Oak Trust, Cathedral Road, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 0RR. Please note that due to safer recruitment requirements, we cannot accept CVs.

Closing date: noon 1st March 2024

Shortlisting will take place w/c 4th March 2024

Interviews will take place w/c 11th March 2024

The Oak Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Disclosure and pre-employment checks. The trust will conduct an online search as part of their due diligence for all shortlisted candidates in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023’ (para 221)

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.

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About Thorp Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
215 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

We are a ‘Good’ school with a one-form entry primary and nursery school positioned at the heart of our community. Thorp primary school is a small school with big ideas.
We are part of the Oak Trust for Inspirational Learning and Leadership, which
creates an all-through MAT from 3 – 18 years.

Arranging a visit to Thorp Primary School

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

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