Scout Road Academy, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
L8 - L14 (£48,808 - £56,579)

Job summary

After many years’ successful service, our Principal is retiring at the end of this academic year. Trustees therefore seek to recruit an inspirational individual with a strong commitment, evidenced through a true passion for education coupled with delivery of outstanding teaching and learning, to improving the life chances of the children of our local community.

Excellent leadership is critical to ensuring the success of a school, so we expect our new Principal to guide the academy’s future direction, working with staff and Trustees, and using all his or her broad talents, knowledge and skills.

Our new Principal will be supported by a hardworking and effective complement of staff who, along with the Trustee Board and other members of the leadership team, enjoy working with pupils who are happy and well- motivated.

Applying for the job

An applicant pack and application form (please note this must be completed in Word) for this position can be downloaded from either or from

Please return your completed application form, via email, to for the attention of Gill Meeson (HR Director, EducateHR Ltd).

Closing date for applications: Monday 20 July 2020 (by 12 noon)

Proposed date for assessments/interviews: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August 2020

Scout Road Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate pre-employment checks which will include references from previous employers, confirmation of the right to work in the UK, and relevant DBS and prohibition checks.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
109 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Scout Road Academy

We are a small stand-alone primary academy with big expectations! Our diverse and creative curriculum supports the development of the whole child and in 2019 our academy was ranked 14th in Calderdale for the percentage of children meeting (or exceeding!) expected standards in KS2 reading, writing and mathematics. We expect the successful candidate to subscribe to our values of positivity, respect and determination.

We are proud of our achievements. We expect the successful candidate to capitalise on our success so far and draw on their own expertise to shape the academy’s vision. We want to improve further and maintain an inclusive, caring environment where a high value is placed on the wellbeing of staff and pupils.

Arranging a visit to Scout Road Academy

We strongly recommend that you take the time to visit our website: Due to the coronavirus prevention measures imposed by government on all schools we regret it is not currently possible to arrange visits to the academy (although this may change in the coming weeks). However, should you require any further information about either the role or the academy itself please contact Janine Webb (Business Manager) either by telephone (01422 883327) or by email (

School location

Scout Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5JR

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