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  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive salary plus benefits package

Principal job summary

Irlam and Cadishead Academy is a Secondary Academy serving the local communities from which it gets its name in south-west Salford. It is a rapidly growing 11-16 secondary school at the heart of its local community with almost 700 pupils on roll, and 750 expected for September.

Leaders have created an inclusive and caring school environment, with a strong focus on personal development and Education with Character. Students are
respectful and behave well; lessons are calm and free from disruption.

The new leader will be inheriting a school with strong foundations, a broad and ambitious curriculum, a willing and engaged staffing body, and a huge amount of potential.

The values of the school are evident within the classroom and beyond - with good behaviour, respectful relationships and pupils enjoying their learning. The next
Principal needs to be committed to continuing to build this positive culture whilst securing further improvements in academic standards.

The incoming Principal will have the commitment, determination and empathy to bring pupils, parents, staff and the wider community with them, as they strive to move the schools into its next phase of improvement, with the vision to make the Academy exceptional. They will be committed to the highest standards and expectations for all pupils, including and especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

United Learning is a big group of schools – with over 60,000 pupils and more than 9,000 staff – so we have the capacity to support you educationally and operationally. At the same time, we are values led and base all that we do on good relationships, so you will be joining a big family.

Reporting directly to the Regional Director, you will be supported both personally and professionally, benefitting from the strength of a national Group who will
support your development and that of your staff and school.

We are committed to fairness, diversity and inclusion. We are currently working hard to improve representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders at headship level and to raise our proportion of women leaders to match their representation in our wider workforce.

Whoever you are, if you have a strong track record of improving young people’s education and a drive to do more, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

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 Irlam and Cadishead Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
682 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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