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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L34 to L38

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • National professional qualification for headship (NPQH)
  • Successful leadership and management experience in a school
  • Teaching experience
  • Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning
  • Demonstratable experience of successful line management and staff development
  • Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to set targets and identify weaknesses
  • Understanding of high-quality teaching, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve
  • Understanding of school finances and financial management
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality
  • Satisfactory DBS disclosure to work in an environment dealing with young people
  • Operate with the highest standards of personal/professional conduct and integrity
  • Willing to work flexibly in accordance with policies and procedures to meet the operational needs of the Trust
  • Willing to undertake training and continuous professional development in connection with the post
  • Work in accordance with the Trust’s values and behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate sound understanding of equality/diversity in the workplace and services provided especially in the access to delivery of the education of pupils and of own nondiscriminatory practice and attitude
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting welfare for all
  • Able to undertake any travel in connection with the post

What the school offers its staff

This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant and values-driven community of thirty-plus schools acrossYorkshire and Lincolnshire and to lead our vision for an exceptional Secondary education for young people in Bradford.

Parkside School in Cullingworth, Bradford, is at the start of a new and exciting phasein its history and in its journey with the Trust. We are looking for a like-minded, driven and passionate school leader to join us on this journey, leading what is only the second Secondary school in our Trust.

Parkside School joined the Wellspring Academy Trust in September 2023. The Trust holds itself accountable toproviding high quality education for all young people in its care. We are distinctively an Inclusive Trust. We count Special Schools, Alternative Academies, mainstream Primary Academies and mainstream Secondary Academies amongst our number. We are proud of the work of them all. The theory of Unconditional Positive Regard lies at the heart of our culture. We seek to influence culture, thinking and behaviour through building strong relationships at all levels. We are passionately committed to our goal of making a positive difference to the lives and life chances of all our children and young people. We believe that the key to this is a vibrant school environment that values everyone and celebrates the differences between us all.

Our ambition for Parkside is that it becomes a Centre of Excellence that is prized by its community, a school wherehigh expectations and high standards thrive within an atmosphere of tolerance, respect, empathy and acceptance. To take up this mission, you will need to be courageous. You will need to be a professional prepared to try new things, you will need to be open to change and have the mindset required to challenge not only your own Comfort Zone but also potentially those of others.

Crucially, you will not be expected to do this alone. You will be fully supported by an experienced and ambitiouspool of Trust colleagues and expert external partners. This is an incredible opportunity to work within a very successful School Improvement system dedicated to values-driven, future-focused, inclusive schools that provide exceptional value-for-money for the public.

We are looking for the right person to join us. This role would suit an experienced Principal/Headteacher whorelishes a new challenge with a team around her/him who can get things done in turning vision into reality. Equally, we would welcome the right candidate were it their very first Headship. What any candidate can be certain of is the unwavering support of a dedicated team and the time required to create legacy and embed lasting change.

If this exciting opportunity speaks to you and you are sure that your values align with what we at Wellspring are, thenplease make contact via the email address below to book an initial conversation with Dave Whitaker (Wellspring Director of Learning). Dave would welcome a virtual meeting first, ideally followed by a visit to Parkside School.

Please contact Karen Davis ( k.davis@wellspringacademies.org.uk ) to make an appointment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. As this role involves working with children in regulated activity, please note that it is an offence to apply for the role if barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

References will be requested and an online search carried out for shortlisted candidates, prior to interview. Further pre-employment checks, including prohibition from teaching, childcare disqualification and section 128 checks, if relevant for the role, will be completed for the successful candidate upon acceptance of the post.

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About Parkside School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 1113 pupils
Age range
11 to 18

Parkside School and locality
We want all of our schools to make a positive contribution to the community that they are embedded within. This impact should be meaningful, considerable and lasting.

We want the young people of Parkside school to have every available opportunity to develop into well-rounded citizens who are equipped to make a positive contribution and who know how to keep themselves safe. We want students to have passionate hopes for their future; hopes that they can articulate, believe in and make real. We want to develop a nurturing environment that develops students who can empathise, critique, protect, love, inspire, make, design, explore and understand; students who are willing to try things they have never tried before, do things they have never done before and who are willing to risk reimagining themselves as the very best version of what they can become.

Located in the picturesque village of Cullingworth, Parkside School is surrounded by rolling hills and dramatic countryside.

The village, three miles south of Keighley and seven miles west of central Bradford, is not only popular with commuters but also with tourists, walkers and cyclists who revel in some of the country’s most glorious scenery.

The locality is steeped in history; the Brontë Parsonage Museum and its famous literary collections lie less than five miles east.

Also on the doorstep is the Saltaire World Heritage Site; a Victorian model village that is home to Salts Mill, which itself boasts striking architecture, eateries and shopping.

Arranging a visit to Parkside School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@wellspringacademies.org.uk.

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