Highfield Primary School

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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA


0161 748 6096

Vacancy - Headteacher

Leadership scale L18- L24

Full time, permanent position

To commence 1st September 2023

Highfield Primary School is a happy, friendly, and successful school where children learn in a caring environment, and all are valued. We have a committed team of extremely talented staff, hugely supportive parents, and a strong committed Governing Body. As part of the Highfield family, we strive to make a positive difference to every child’s life.

Since the school first opened in 1954, we have seen many developments of our site and the school building, the addition of two outside classrooms and an extension of the extremely popular and well attended nursery. We often refer to Highfield as a hidden gem as it isn't obvious in its location, but it is a very special place set in beautiful, extensive grounds.
The school currently has 309 pupils on roll.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who is dynamic, dedicated, a team player and is knowledgeable about children’s learning.

The successful candidate will:

-demonstrate an extensive proven track record of successful leadership and management.
-have extensive experience of primary education.
-continue to develop the highest standards of teaching and learning.
-demonstrate excellent communication skills.
-be approachable, caring and have integrity.
-work collaboratively.
-inspire staff and pupils and champion success for all.
-drive to further develop our strong partnerships with parents, governors, and the community.
-have the skills to build on the expertise of our dedicated and highly committed team.
-be passionate and fully involved in all aspects of school life.

We can offer you:

• Happy, motivated, and well- behaved children with a strong pupil voice.

• A strong ethos where all members of the school community have ownership of the school’s mission.

• A motivated talented and hardworking staff with a commitment to ensure the best outcomes for all learners.

• A large outdoor site with hard surfaced play areas, a large field, and associated outdoor facilities.

• An enthusiastic and hardworking Friends of Highfield parent fundraising group.

• An active local schools’ network of support through the Schools Partnership Program project.

• A committed and involved Governing Body.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Harwood-Smith, School Business Manager on 0161 748 6096 or        email: businessmanager@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

Application forms should be returned to Jane.Bryan@trafford.gov.uk by no later than 9am Monday 16th January 2023.

Please add ‘FAO M. Adams Highfield PS’ to the subject line.

All applications will be acknowledged by email within 2 days.

The post will be effective from 1st September 2023.

Highfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required for this post.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 16th January 2023

Shortlisting: Friday 20th January 2023

Interviews: 26th and 27th January 2023

 HF CoG letter.pdfDownload
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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096