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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    25 June 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L21-L27 (£69,031 - £79,167)

Job summary

We are looking to recruit an innovative and outward-facing leader with the skills and vision to achieve excellent outcomes in a shifting education landscape.

The school is proud to serve a diverse community. Twenty-seven languages are spoken at our school. Our children are independent learners who work hard and respect one another and the environment.

Ethical leadership, respect for individual development and personal well-being are central in our learning community. We value each member, celebrating achievement and progress across subjects and skills. Our student council, staff well-being group and parent forums impact on this ethos. Our parent group, Friends of Westways, puts on a variety of events which provide extra resources and help us to build and reinforce our strong sense of community.

Over the last few years, we have embedded new practices and routines while recruiting staff to senior positions. This led to our ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted in December 2018. Our staff are nurturing and enthusiastic and have ambitious aspirations for all our children.

To continue this movement forward, the governors seek to appoint a progressive, caring and collaborative Headteacher who will celebrate and promote the diversity of the school and its community. The successful candidate will support and work with both governors and the leadership team to further develop the school’s strategic direction, bringing new ideas to the way we work while also inspiring and supporting our children and staff to continue to become the best they can be. Candidates will have experience of managing staff and successfully implementing whole school improvement. They will also be able to evidence the skills and attributes required to lead a large primary school. Governors are committed to supporting our new Headteacher’s professional development.

Applying for the job

Completed application forms and any queries about the recruitment process should be addressed to Scott Glover at scott@gloverrecruitment.co.uk or by phoning 07766 773682.

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
625 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

About Westways Primary School

Westways Primary is a large and vibrant community school, located close to the University of Sheffield, the city centre and the stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Arranging a visit to Westways Primary School

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged, and can be arranged by contacting Vicky Phillips, Business Manager, on 0114 266 2471. For an informal discussion about the role, please email the Chair of Governors, Lynn Pocock, at chairofgovernors@westways.sheffield.sch.uk.

School location

Mona Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 1NE

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