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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    11 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L18-L24 £64,143-£73,559 (starting point dependent on experience)

Job summary

We are looking for a creative and inspirational Headteacher with the personal skills, vision and resilience to lead our team and drive progress so that all children reach their full potential. You will have the knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills to drive improvement throughout the school while being committed to providing a broad, creative curriculum.

The appointed Headteacher will:

 have significant leadership experience and a proven record of contributing to school
 promote the school, reaching out to parents, carers and the wider community
 have the strategic vision to secure the best outcomes for the school and our pupils in a
changing education landscape
 drive our staff’s continuing professional development, encouraging creativity throughout
the school
 Maximise our facilities to provide a stimulating, inclusive learning environment

In return, we can offer you:

 A strong and experienced staff team who are committed to the school and its creative
 A healthy school budget with which to maximise the learning possibilities available to our
 The support and challenge of an active and committed governing body who will
encourage your professional development At Walkley Primary we embrace new ideas and constantly look to develop and improve. We are looking for someone with the bravery to make their mark and lead our school into the future.

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 0114 2340550.

Completed applications forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Scott Glover at

Walkley Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to disclose any cautions or convictions prior to interview. The amendments to the ROA Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are therefore not subject to disclosure to employers. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Children’s Barred List check. Candidates are asked to read the school’s safeguarding policy, which is available at:

In the event of restrictions being imposed in respect of Covid cases, the assessment centre
and interviews may be delayed or run remotely. Shortlisting will, nevertheless, go ahead and
candidates will be kept informed throughout the process. Reasonable adjustments will be
made wherever possible.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
359 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About Walkley Primary School

‘Enjoyment, Achievement and Learning for Life’

Walkley Primary is a two-form entry school with a wonderful caring culture and an excellent
reputation within the diverse local community. Ambitious, bespoke and creative teaching and
learning inspires, challenges and empowers pupils to reach their full potential. We are very
privileged to be based in newly built premises with excellent, purpose-built resources. We have a discovery zone for research; a creative zone for art, DT and science; and a dance and music studio with a greenscreen in which we promote performing arts. We are also blessed with outstanding outdoor resources, such as a forest school area and a wealth of outdoor space with the scope to develop into sports facilities.

Arranging a visit to Walkley Primary School

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 0114 2340550.

School location

Burnaby Crescent, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2RZ

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