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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body of Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School is seeking to appoint an inspirational and forward thinking Headteacher to take this successful school to the next stage of its development.

Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School is a 4 -11 primary school situated in a community with potential. It prides itself on being a happy, nurturing and vibrant school, highly regarded throughout Wigan and the surrounding area.

This is a great opportunity for the right person with a passion for developing each and every child to lead this popular primary school into the future and build on its vision and the Worsley Mesnes Way; we aim to develop considerate and tolerant children with a sense of pride and personal responsibility.

As the most important element of our school, when asked, our children would like you to be:

  • Friendly, happy and smiley with a sense of humour
  • Firm but fair and treats us all equally
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Open-minded
  • Approachable, warm-hearted and kind to everyone, loyal and respectful
  • Caring and trustworthy
  • Inspiring
  • Encouraging of a growth mindset

  • Are you:
    • Committed to developing enquiring and curious minds with a lifetime love of learning with a growth mindset, willingness to tackle any challenge and ownership of their learning?
    • Highly ambitious for every child to achieve more than they think possible?
    • Able to champion the wellbeing and happiness of every child?
    • Eager to inspire, motivate and empower staff to deliver the highest quality education?

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • an excellent opportunity to develop yourself supported by a strong team of dedicated staff, committed Governors and engaged parents and carers
  • happy, enthusiastic, motivated and friendly children who are keen to learn and are proud of their school
  • an exceptional team of staff who believe that every child is helping each other prepare for the next step in their journey
  • a well-rounded/established school in an environment with a supportive community

Further details about the role

For further information, please see our website at www.worsleymesnes.wigan.sch.uk. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please arrange appointments by contacting the Clerk to the Selection Panel at michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk.

If you feel this may be the career opportunity you are looking for, application packs are available from and returnable to michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk or to Michelle Foster, Clerk to the Selection Panel, Governor Services, 2nd Floor, Life Centre South, College Avenue, Wigan WN1 1NZ.

Closing date: Thursday 22nd February 2024 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Monday 26th February 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March 2024

Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This 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.

As part of the shortlisting process, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates in accordance with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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 michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk

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About Wigan Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
236 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Wigan Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School

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

School location

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