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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 March 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


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the retirement of our long-serving and highly regarded Headteacher, the Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and caring Headteacher, who will build upon our many strengths and continue to develop this very successful school.

We wish to appoint someone who:

  • Has a strong personal faith and who will actively support the Christian values and ethos of our school in all that they do
  • Has proven senior leadership experience with a clear vision for education excellence
  • Is highly ambitious for every child, whatever their background or ability
  • Is able to champion the well-being, safety and happiness of every child
  • Promotes resilience and independence, encouraging children to thrive on the positives of their educational journey
  • Has the ability to maintain and develop partnerships between children, staff, parents, Governors, Church, other local schools and the wider community
  • Has the enthusiasm and empathy required to be an agile-thinking, outstanding leader.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • a vibrant, caring and encouraging environment for learning, underpinned by a strong Christian ethos
  • happy, enthusiastic, motivated children who display excellent behaviour and are proud of their school
  • strong support from a highly effective and supportive Governing Body
  • dedicated, supportive and hard-working staff who are fully committed to raising standards in the classroom
  • good opportunities for continuous professional development with support from the Local Authority, the Diocese and consortia
  • an established partnership with parents and carers, the Church and the wider community.

This is a great opportunity for the right person with a passion for developing each and every child to reach their full potential in a nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

Further details about the role

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school. Please contact Michelle Foster, Clerk to the Selection Panel, via e-mail at michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Application packs are available from and returnable to michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk or Michelle Foster, Clerk to the Selection Panel, Governor Services, 2nd Floor, Life Centre South, College Avenue, Wigan WN1 1NZ.

Closing date: Thursday 11th April 2024 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Tuesday 16th April 2024

Interviews: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April 2024

Westleigh St Paul’s CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulation and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations. Enhanced checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required for this post.

Online searches may also be undertaken for shortlisted candidates.

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 Westleigh St Paul's CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
205 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Arranging a visit to Westleigh St Paul's CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk.

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